Studies show a link between heavy alcohol use and heart disease. Heart enlargement or heart failure can occur after long-term moderate or heavy alcohol use.
- Heavy use of alcohol can increase your blood pressure, raise your triglyceride levels and add more calories to your diet.
- Light alcohol use is not linked with increased heart risk and it may even have benefits. Talk with your health care team about your alcohol use.
Is heavy drinking a problem for you? Our alcohol and drug use inventory can help you answer that question.