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High & Low Blood Pressure board


I've read that alcohol may have a benefit on the heart because it thins the blood and/or reduces blood volume. I recently (2 weeks ago) stopped my weekend drinking activity in an attempt to lose some weight. Now I'm noticing that my (always) stubborn diastolic pressure is creeping back up to the high 80's. Systolic has risen a teeny bit, but is mostly between 110 and 120. I have *never* been able to get satisfactory diastolic pressure (under 80), but it was stable while I was drinking.

So does this mean I have to choose between my heart and my thighs??? :eek:

I'm currently taking Hyzaar at the highest dose.