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A 59-year-old female asked:

Is it true that caffeine can raise your blood pressure? i do drink coffee and have high blood pressure, i take meds for it, havent had a soda in yrs, dont drink alcohol and dont smoke or do drugs, do i need to quit drinking coffee and tea both?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Caffeine ?'s: Caffeine in tea and coffee can have an effect on blood pressure. If your pressure is well controlled with medication, the temporary increase in pressure after caffeine intake may not be a serious problem, but consult your cardiologist about his/her recommendations, as his/her direct knowledge of your condition is critical to your continued health.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
BP and caffeine: Please continue to be followed by your doctor. As another professional mentioned, there is some caffeine in tea and coffee. Ask your doc about Kyolic Formula 109, which is aged garlic capsules, for good bp. Please don't take it w/out working w/doc because it can change the needed dose of any medication you are taking. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Jan 19, 2021


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