Ugly Side Effects of Drinking Coffee Every Day, According to the Mayo Clinic
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While I cannot verify any of these findings of the Mayo Clinic in my own life, they surly could effect others as they have summarized.

Personally, I have not experienced any of the side effects of coffee drinking mentioned in the article below. I have been a 'heavy' drinker of the stuff for many years. I suppose that 40+ years of working nights in ERs and ICUs, has contributed to my use to this day. I routinely drink around 10 cups of strong coffee every morning and sometimes a late evening cup with a TV program. I very, very rarely have any difficulty falling to sleep and staying asleep, unless I've had that last coffee at night, which makes a trip to the bathroom, a mid-sleeptime necessity. If I should miss my daily coffee, I have never experienced a headache, like so many heavy drinkers do. In fact, I am blessed with only having had a headache, only but very rarely and usually if I do, its from too much reading or from sinus pressure and I usually get quick relief by simple means.

Interesting article this:


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Ugly Side Effects of Drinking Coffee Every Day, According to the Mayo Clinic



 If you're a coffee lover, you already know that drinking a fourth or fifth cup of coffee can leave you feeling jittery, restless, and wildly alert. But did you also know that doing so routinely over time can promote prolonged feelings of acute nervousness and anxiety? Or that you could partially lose control of your muscles? Or that it's possible you'll lose control over your ability to urinate? These are all very real side effects of drinking more than four cups of coffee (or 400 mg of caffeine, which you shouldn't exceed if you're following the recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines) per day, according to the health specialists at the Mayo Clinic. For all of the side effects of drinking too much coffee cited by the Mayo Clinic, read on, because we've listed them right here. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, know that it may be time to cut back on caffeine.


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"When caffeine is consumed regularly, the body becomes dependent on its effects," writes Kelli Tornstrom, NP, a nurse practitioner in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic Health System based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. "And because caffeine narrows the blood vessels that surround the brain, when consumption is stopped, the blood vessels enlarge. This causes an increase in blood flow around the brain and pressures surrounding nerves. This can then trigger what is known as a caffeine withdrawal headache. Withdrawal headaches can last for a couple of weeks because it takes the body a while to adjust to not having caffeine in its system."


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Caffeine is a diuretic, which means that it can stimulate your bladder and cause you to go to the bathroom more frequently. If you've experienced this as a symptom, you may want to take a closer look at your coffee consumption. "Avoid bladder irritants, such as caffeine, alcohol, and acidic foods," write the Mayo Clinic.

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There are a number of things that can cause tachycardia, which is when your heart ups its beating to more than 100 times per minute "due to conditions unrelated to normal physiological stress," such as exercise, write experts at the Mayo Clinic. Among the symptoms, which include fever, low blood pressure, overactive thyroid, smoking, and sudden stress, is "drinking too many caffeinated beverages."

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An "essential tremor" is a neurological disorder that can result in your body trembling or shaking out of your control. "The trembling occurs mostly in your hands—especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces," reports The Mayo Clinic.

These tremors can be spurred by overconsumption of caffeine. Among the lifestyle and "home remedies" that the Mayo Clinic advises you to try—which include relaxation techniques and lowering your alcohol use—is reducing your daily coffee intake. "Avoid caffeine," the Mayo Clinic says. "Caffeine and other stimulants can increase tremors."


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If you want consistent sleep, the experts at the Mayo Clinic advise you to avoid any sources of caffeine starting 10 hours before bedtime. The same goes for other stimulants. "The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on quality sleep," write the Mayo Clinic staff.


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According to Craig N. Sawchuk, Ph.D., L.P., caffeine use is linked with feelings of nervousness and anxiety. If you're battling feelings of anxiety, he offers this advice: "Avoid caffeinated beverages. They can make you feel jittery and nervous and can interfere with sleep."

However, he also notes: "If your anxiety is severe or interferes with your day-to-day activities or enjoyment of life, you may need counseling (psychotherapy), medication or other treatment."
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So, you might wet the bed every 6 years or so
but you won't have a stroke
and if your heart beats too fast or flutters
tell your doctor you need some beta blockers
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(01-09-2021, 01:31 AM)leo fleming Wrote: and if your heart beats too fast or flutters
tell your doctor you need some beta blockers
If the caffeine in something effects your heart, the prudent thing to do is reduce intake of caffeine. Simply adding another drug into the mix is certainly not advisable and only puts you into a new set of drug interaction problems.
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Mark Twain

If history doesn't repeat itself, it sure does rhyme.
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Thanks for the post.

I am drinking a cup of coffee right now. I drink coffee twice a day, for breakfast and after lunch. However I drink a big (36 cl) teacup of it each time, and it's very strong, so that most people cannot drink it without diluting it. Perhaps I do consume more than 400 mg of caffeine daily.

I do get a bad headache when I don't get my coffee, and I do have a lot of tremor at times. However I fall asleep within 10 minutes of going to bed practically every night. Actually I have hardly ever seen my wife asleep because I fall asleep so quickly (and I don't wake up except by violent means).

As for acidic food and drink, I tend to like them a lot, more so than the vast majority of people.

EDIT: I just noticed this is an old thread - sorry!
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I don't drink much coffee, one large cup a day. But I think it's starting to screw with me, thinking about cutting down.
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Whenever I read an article such as this from a well-known and well-respected source, such as Mayo, I always ask myself "What is their end goal here? What are they trying to sell me or how are they trying to change my lifestyle so that they benefit?"

You see, I wholeheartedly believe that today's doctors and medical researchers do not have our best interests at heart. Hospitals are now big businesses, with lots of donors to keep happy. A little research will often uncover shocking things about how certain studies were conducted, or who funded them. 

I wonder; who funded this study about coffee and why? Researchers don't just conduct experiments for the hell of it; they have big companies that supply money for these studies with the end goal of proving (or trying to prove) that their product is better for you than some other company's product. 

There is very little, if any, research done now for the common good, because there is no money in conducting a study that tells people to drink less sugary drinks, or spend less time online, etc. 

Look at a cereal box. Look at the food pyramid on the back. What is the biggest chunk of the pyramid, indicating the largest quantity of servings a person should eat to supposedly have a balanced diet? Why, grains! And it's on a cereal box...how ironic!

I honestly see nothing wrong with coffee. Caffeine, when not added to sugary drinks, is one of the least dangerous substances to be addicted to. If they tell people to stay away from caffeine, what will these people consume instead for a breakfast beverage? Soy milk, perhaps? Or soda without caffeine? 

Obviously, caffeine affects everyone differently, but I would think we should be far more worried about sugar and carb addictions.
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(05-06-2021, 11:37 AM)SacraCor714 Wrote: Whenever I read an article such as this from a well-known and well-respected source, such as Mayo, I always ask myself "What is their end goal here? What are they trying to sell me or how are they trying to change my lifestyle so that they benefit?"

You see, I wholeheartedly believe that today's doctors and medical researchers do not have our best interests at heart. Hospitals are now big businesses, with lots of donors to keep happy. A little research will often uncover shocking things about how certain studies were conducted, or who funded them. 

I wonder; who funded this study about coffee and why? Researchers don't just conduct experiments for the hell of it; they have big companies that supply money for these studies with the end goal of proving (or trying to prove) that their product is better for you than some other company's product. 

There is very little, if any, research done now for the common good, because there is no money in conducting a study that tells people to drink less sugary drinks, or spend less time online, etc. 

Look at a cereal box. Look at the food pyramid on the back. What is the biggest chunk of the pyramid, indicating the largest quantity of servings a person should eat to supposedly have a balanced diet? Why, grains! And it's on a cereal box...how ironic!

I honestly see nothing wrong with coffee. Caffeine, when not added to sugary drinks, is one of the least dangerous substances to be addicted to. If they tell people to stay away from caffeine, what will these people consume instead for a breakfast beverage? Soy milk, perhaps? Or soda without caffeine? 

Obviously, caffeine affects everyone differently, but I would think we should be far more worried about sugar and carb addictions.

I think Mayo Clinic is being infiltrated by morons. We have excellent doctors and nurses, but I think certain areas like the publication office are being run by woketards.

I guarantee you that there's another article around Mayo touting the benefits of drinking coffee regularly.
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(05-06-2021, 01:16 PM)austenbosten Wrote: I guarantee you that there's another article around Mayo touting the benefits of drinking coffee regularly.
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discu...ve-longer/

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I think the people at the Mayo Clinic should stay in their lane. Where are all the articles about the dangers of daily use of Duke's or Hellman's?
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(05-06-2021, 11:37 AM)SacraCor714 Wrote: I wonder; who funded this study about coffee and why?
I'm sure it's funded by Big Tea.
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