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explain the problems with caffeine use.?

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Dr. Jay Lisker
Cardiology 21 years experience
Stimulant: Caffeine is both a stimulant and a weak diuretic. Most people are unaffected with the doses of caffeine found in coffee, chocolate and sodas. However, caffeine may trigger underlying cardiac arrhythmia issues ie. Palpitations, svt, atrial fibrillation or ventricular arrhythmias. As a diuretic, it can cause dehydration.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Caffeine: The problem with caffeine is it is now found and many drinks. It is found in sodas, in energy drinks, in candy bars, in health food stores, in coffee, in teas and herbal supplements, so the real ptroblem is how much caffeine you are consuming because of this you may experience intoxication such as anxiety and witdrawals eg depression.

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Is it okay to have caffeine in order to avoid midday naps?

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Yes: Moderate caffeine intake is fine.
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How does caffeine cause withdrawal headaches?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Bloodvessel dilation: Caffeine withdrawal headache is the result of temporarily increased sensitivity to a natural body chemical called Adenosine which dilates blood vessel to cause headache. When caffeine is being consumed, Adenosine receptors are blocked and the body responds by producing more Adenosine receptors. If no caffeine then body has excessive Adenosine on receptors that dilates blood vessel that createspain.
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What are the good appetite suppressants the don't contain caffeine?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: There are several medications that have been found to suppress appetite of course, the fda approved agents are all stimulant based. And carry simialar side effects to caffeine if not more so. However, non fda improved medications that have been shown to be helpful in various studies include topiramate, naltrexone, zonisamide, victoza, (liraglutide) Byetta among others.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How much caffeine content of medium size coffee?

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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
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Coffee: 60-100mg.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to stop caffeine without getting the headaches?

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Gradual detox: Slowly reduce caffeine intake over several weeks. This is best accomplished with support from another caffeine addict.

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