Binge Drinking can Cause Heart Strokes in Hypertensive People

Researchers from South Korea have reported that binge drinking can pose serious side effects for those people with high blood pressure. This is because binge drinking can augment the threat of dying from a stroke, if a person is suffering from high blood pressure.

For those men who down six drinks on an occasion, and have a blood pressure of at least 168/100, their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease increases four times than the non-drinkers. Also, the study found that their risk of dying from a stroke or a heart attack can become 12-fold if they consumed up to 12 drinks on an occasion.

Therefore, researchers say that binge drinking isn’t a healthy habit for a human being, especially if combined with high blood pressure.

Lead Researcher Dr. Heechoul Ohrr, and Professor at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, said, “The pattern of drinking -- such as heavy binge drinking -- does matter, and not total volume of alcohol per week in terms of risk of stroke mortality”.

But this study, claiming that binge drinking can actually lead to strokes and heart attacks in men suffering from hypertension, hasn’t been yet confirmed by the researchers based at Yonsei University, in Seoul.