According to Irish Heart, high blood pressure is the top risk for stroke. Drinking less alcohol is just one of the ways you can reduce your risk. Here are just some of the tips Irish Heart has to improve your blood pressure:
Our research found that less than 3% of Irish adults can correctly identify the HSE low-risk guidelines for alcohol consumption. Drinking above these guidelines can increase your chance of developing serious health issues including high blood pressure. Keep track and always stick to the low-risk guidelines for alcohol consumption. Remember, these are guidelines - not a target.
Drinkaware research from 2017 shows that 1 in 3 people in Ireland would like to drink less often. Small changes to the way you consume alcohol and how much you drink can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing both now and in the future. The next time you drink alcohol, why not try some of our quick tips?
Try out our Drinks Calculator to see the number of standard drinks and calories in different drinks, as well as how much money you spent and how long it will take for the alcohol to fully leave your system.