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niacin and caffeine

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Adaptation: If someone takes caffeine (or just about any stimulant) regularly, the body adapts and "gets used to it". There are detailed mechanisms that explain t ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can be?: If u od it is!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Caffeine: If over three cups a day or late at night or if you have anxiety or insomnia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience in Pediatrics
No: A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit. Kids who are tired need sleep, not ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Eat and drink Health: It is best to stick with eating natural and healthy foods. Anything artificial like Energy drinks etc.can only create trouble for your body. Why not e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Methylation: Consider getting tested for mthfr and possibly comt. These are methylation genes. Methylation is involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitter ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes, slightly: Good question. I found evidence that people lose about 5 mg of calcium when they have a cup of coffee-but that is a tiny amount. Caffeine may interfer ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
19 years experience in Pain Management
Migraine: Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Niacin: Safe for high cholesterol. Slow-release forms tolerated better without the flushing.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lower it: May decrease it lowering absorption and utilization of ca.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: Some people can handle caffeine and its effects better than others. For some as little as one 8 oz can of coke per day can cause withdraw headaches. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Detox: What is in the detox drink? What antioxidants are you speaking of? People take a lot of concoctions without having any idea what's in them because so ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Caffeine caution: From what I found, there is 120 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. Spark energy drink, which is similar to amount in 8 oz of coffee. Too much caffeine can inc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Possibly: Stimulants/amphetamines like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can have many different side-effects. These include manic behaviors ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends upon: How much you are drinking. If you are bothered by restlessness, anxiety, difficulty sleeping your caffeine intake may be too high. Caffeine can also i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to ligh ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Dehydration: Both tend to contribute to dehydration.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Getting a good start: You appear to be making healthier lifestyle changes to manage BP by proper dietary changes and stopping smoking. Recommended alcohol intake is up to t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Niacin: Niacin in general is coming under increased scrutiny these days following the aim-high trial. It is seldom used as mono therapy so please discuss its ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleem Saiyad
23 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: no clear evidence but I dont see an issue
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Drugs: You can take 2g of fish oil and 500mg of niacin, but whether you should take that stuff, you should discuss with your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Non-flushing niacin: Most of studies have been done with regular Niacin which works well for lowering cholesterol. Due to flushing, regular Niacin has to be started at a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO: but why are you asking???? What kind of arthritis and who recommended low Calcium High Magnesium More information and ask again! Hope this helps! DR ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
A little: Niacin may increase hdl--the good cholesterol doubt if any of the meds will be of much help for depression.

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