A member 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 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

Answered Feb 11, 2020


Dr. Bernard Seif answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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.

Answered Jan 19, 2021



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