Use of Caffeine

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Caffeine increases the heart rate, blood pressure, and contribute to the development of heart disease. Both regular and decaf coffee increases cholesterol and homocysteine, the biochemical that science has linked to heart attack risk.

Caffeine is also linked to coronary vasospasms, the cause for 20% of fatal heart attacks healthy people . Caffeine stimulates excretion of stress hormones that cause increased levels of anxiety, irritability, muscle tension and pain, indigestion, insomnia and decreased immunity.

Causes and Risk factors

Increased levels of stress from caffeine can affect the voltage response to current conditions that we are all subject to the life. Anxiety and irritability are disturbances associated with caffeine consumption, but equally important is depression and attention disorders.

Depression can occur following the cessation of the stimulant caffeine effect is lost in time. It may occur during the recovery period after a person quitting caffeine, because balancing the brains chemistry. Rather than increasing mental activity, Caffeine actually decreases blood flow to the brain by 30%, resulting in negative effects on memory and intellectual performance.

People with diabetes and hypoglycemia should avoid caffeine because it stimulates a temporary increase in blood sugar, resulting in an excessive production of insulin followed by a dramatic decrease within a few hours’ sugar levels. If you want to lose weight this will determine the exact appearance of an effect since insulins message to the body is to store excess sugar and fats.

Many people experience heartburn after drinking coffee because coffee increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid which increased risk for ulcers. Coffee, including decaf, reduces the pressure valve between the stomach and esophagus so that the highly acidic contents of the stomach pass up to the esophagus leading to heartburn and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Caffeine inhibit absorption of some nutrients and causes the urinary excretion of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and other minerals, all essential for good health.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Chinese traditional detoxification herbs is often used to treat caffeine addiction without any harmful side effects. One of those is Chinese herb, kudzu commonly used to detoxify the blood. Treatment would be specific for other types of addiction. ...