Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Water Cut My Blood Pressure?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:48 AM

Question: Is it true that drinking lots of water will help reduce high blood pressure or is this a myth?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Fluid loading will actually increase your blood pressure. Drinking extreme amounts of water can also cause electrolyte abnormalities. Drinking about eight glasses of water (eight ounces each) daily is usually sufficient for most of us. Some people are sodium sensitive and will see improved blood pressure readings if they drink a lot of water and are on low-salt diets (2 grams or less).

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Drinking too much water can actually hike your blood pressure and cause electrolyte abnormalities.
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