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The Relation between Alcohol and Hypertension

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DOI: 10.25236/gemfe.2022.011


Xitong Liang

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Xitong Liang


Alcohol is a depressant found in any liquor that can numb the nerves. It slows brain function, consequently causing difficulty in speech, thinking, and biological movements. When referring to alcohol, the chemical formula CH3CH2OH, or ethanol, can be used. Alcohol abuse is becoming common, especially among teenagers. When people choose to consume alcohol for entertainment, they also introduce several health risks to their bodies, including hypertension. Hypertension is the elevation in blood pressure. It is a serious disease that harms body health and can lead to further fatal diseases. To understand hypertension, the underlying mechanisms of alcohol-induced hypertension are summarized. As discussed in this review, alcohol abuse is one of the causes of hypertension, while there might be slight differences between females and males. Finally, hypertension can lead to fatal diseases, including but not limited to heart failure and kidney malfunction. People should be more aware of the consequences that alcohol usage can bring.


Alcohol-Induced Hypertension, Hypertension, Alcohol Absorption, Alcohol Metabolism, Mechanisms, Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Effects