Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. Your doctor may advise you to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. If cutting back on alcohol is hard for you to do on your own, ask your healthcare provider about getting help.
If you drink, limit your alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink per day for women.
Learn more about alcohol and cardiovascular disease.
This content was last reviewed on 04/04/2012.