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High Blood Pressure With Caffeine

It is often said that you should not take a cup of coffee before taking blood pressure measurement. And that itself gives the answer of the above question. Caffeine is a mild stimulant, found in coffee, tea, chocolate and many soft drinks. Too much caffeine can increase your blood pressure. People having normal blood pressure may experience a temporary increase in there blood pressure after consuming caffeine. But, if you are suffering from more than normal blood pressure however, caffeine raises your blood pressure levels to a much greater degree than those with normal blood pressure readings. That is why, it is often recommended that people with hypertension limit or eliminate caffeine. For further details, read Preventing High Blood Pressure.

How does caffeine increase blood pressure is not clearly known. Research has found that people who regularly drink caffeine have a higher average blood pressure than those who drink none. Other research has suggested that regular consumers of caffeine develop a tolerance to it and as a result, caffeine doesn't have a long-term effect on their blood pressure. Most researchers now conclude that regular coffee and caffeine use has little or no effect on blood pressure. Caffeine and high blood pressure have only a temporary relation.

To keep track of your high blood pressure with caffeine, you can take the help of blood pressure monitor and digital blood pressure cuffs. Regular blood pressure measurements are advisable, as there are no particular blood pressure symptoms but it is very important to reduce blood pressure.