The influence of ethanol on the human body
Alcoholic beverages contain ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Blood pressure is lowered by ingestion of ethanol in the blood vessels. This process is called vasodilation and lowering their tone. In this reaction the blood vessels a lot faster, as there are no obstacles in her way. Thus, ethanol promotes frequent contraction of the heart muscles. This reaction leads to deterioration of the circulation to distant sites of the body (limbs). That is why the legs look a cotton. This reaction depends on the age and dose of ethanol.
For example, people with a hardy organism, this effect will be almost invisible if dosage is excessive.
Regular use of ethanol is a great release of hypertensin, which leads, conversely, to increase pressure. It is worth considering severe kidney failure. Alcohol, in any case, is not a treatment in cases of low pressure, and only expands the blood vessels. This effect is temporary. Moreover, one person after the introduction of ethanol in the blood pressure increases and the other decreases. This effect depends on the dose of alcohol, age and endurance of his body. There is no one scientifically proven study of the influence of ethanol on the increase or decrease in pressure.
Alcohol is not a treatment, but only promotes vasodilation.
Is it right to drink alcohol at low pressure?
"A glass for the appetite" - say some. People pressure increases after a glass of cognac or a glass of red wine. Sometimes people believe that small doses are consumed once a day is absolutely harmless, and even. This theory is erroneous. A small amount of alcohol before meals over time, turns into an addiction to alcohol that leads to alcohol dependence. In this case, age, experience and resistance play no role. People can consciously increase the dose of alcohol, to lift the spirits as one drink does not produce the desired effect. In another case the person is not consciously, over time, increase the dose taken alcohol a day. This is because the body gets used to the same dose, and low dose is not enough to increase the pressure. In both cases, the outcome of only one – alcoholism. In some cases, under reduced pressure, a small dose of ethanol can lead to death. People with low blood pressure should seek help from a qualified specialist, not to self-medicate alcohol.