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How Important is Drinking Water for Blood Pressure?

Eli Ben-yehuda

Written by Eli Ben-yehuda

On July 21, 2019
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As August begins, so begins usually the hottest month of the year. It is very important that we keep well hydrated. Not with sodas, or caffeinated beverages, but good old plain water.

When it comes to keeping our blood pressure low we hardly think of how important drinking water is. Is the rule of 8-8 ounce glasses a water a day sufficient? Watch this weeks video to learn more.

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How Water Helps You

Drinking fresh water keeps you hydrated and full, helping with weight loss. When you substitute water for sugary drinks or those that contain sodium, you lower your calorie intake and your daily salt intake. Cutting excess calories leads to weight loss and even a modest 10 lbs. weight loss can lower your blood pressure, according to PubMed Health. Choosing water instead of tea or coffee eliminates the pounding heartbeat you can get after ingesting caffeine. A vasoconstrictor, caffeine results in narrowed blood vessels and can thus increase your blood pressure temporarily

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Water & Blood Pressure

How does drinking water lower blood pressure? Normal blood pressure is the main benefit of drinking water. Although drinking water lowers blood pressure, it can also increase blood pressure to help maintain proper levels.

In a study published in the journal Circulation in 2000, researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Autonomic Dysfunction Center would report on water’s potent blood pressure-raising effect in patients with autonomic nervous system failure.

Keep in mind that low blood pressure is among the symptoms associated with autonomic dysfunction.On average, 16 ounces of tap water had increased blood pressure by 40 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) in autonomic failure patients. Blood pressure had started to increase within two to three minutes of water consumption.

There would then be a rapid increase over the next 15 minutes, before a blood pressure reduction after about an hour. Drinking water at the 60-minute mark led to blood pressure being sustained for another hour.


Written by Eli Ben-Yehuda

With a passion for health advocacy Eli researches and writes many articles concerning improving the lives of people diagnosed with high blood pressure and the complications they experience. He believes educating people is the best way to improve their overall health.

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2 Comments

  1. iam 29 years ,i dont want to use medication ,i wanna lower my bp ,i was so worried after my BP increased from 140-160 in just 12 ays while doing exercises 6 times a week more than 1 and half an hour ,what can i do to make it normal

    1. Dear Lawrence, First are you checking your blood pressure right after you exercise? With the amount you are doing
      I would expect it to be raised. What is it like after waiting an hour and then checking it?

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