According to the ARDI application, during 2020–2021, excessive alcohol use was responsible for about 178,000 deaths and 4 million years of potential life lost each year, on average. More than one third of these deaths and nearly half of the years of potential life lost were due to binge drinking.  Keeping in mind alcoholism effects our health over long time heavy drinking one aspect alone the B/P.  Drinking a lot of alcohol can affect the muscles in your blood vessels. This can cause them to become narrower. The more alcohol you drink, the higher the risk of developing hypertension. If you drink regularly you are at risk, especially if you’re over the age of 35.  High Blood Pressure can cause deaths or long term health problems.

ARDI/CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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