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is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? in the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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 irritate the stomach and bladder. Here are a couple of articles about caffeine Caffeine content for coffee, tea soda and more http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20049372 Caffeine Chart https://cspinet.org/eating-healthy/ingredients-of-concern/caffeine-chart
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No and yes: Daily caffeine intake isn't harmful but the amount you're getting in energy drinks may be. troublesome. The side effects are: palpitations, insomnia, and nervousness. If you're not suffering from those problems, you're okay. There aren't any dangerous side effects if you're otherwise healthy.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Complex question.: The answer depends on your health, what you mean by "bad", & how much caffeine you drink. In general, coffee & tea have less caffeine than soda, which has less than energy drinks. Coffee & tea can also be decaffeinated. Too much caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythms & thereby put you @ risk for stroke. Moderation is key. Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns or TTYD (talk to your doctor)
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well: 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day or healthy. The amount of caffeine you take a day is important avoid taking more than what's in 4 cups of coffee per day. Energy drinks tend to have significant side effects dangers toxicity and multiple other ingredients try to avoid or limit them

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