In this video, Dr. Francisco Echevarria-Santiago explains the surprising foods that can raise your blood pressure — and which ones to avoid.

Consuming excess sodium can significantly increase your blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends limiting daily sodium intake to no more than 1,500 mg.

Even your daily cup of coffee or energy drink can affect your blood pressure.

Dr. Francisco Echevarria-Santiago also discusses the link between alcohol and hypertension, sharing insights into the effects of high-dose alcohol consumption on blood pressure.

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Dr. Francisco J. Echevarria-Santiago

Specialties: Internal Medicine

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Dr. Francisco J. Echevarria-Santiago is a board-certified physician in internal medicine. He specializes in preventive care, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and obesity. 

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