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Doctor insights on: Caffeine And Hemorrhoids

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Why is caffeine bad for internal hemorrhoids?

Why is caffeine bad for internal hemorrhoids?

Stimulates straining: I know of nothing that says caffeine makes hemorrhoids worse. But caffeine does stimulate the colon to contract and increase blood flow in the hemorrhoid--making them larger only if they are already present. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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What are the effects of caffeine?

What are the effects of caffeine?

Stimulant: Caffeine's effects often depend on the individual. For some people, it can provide energy, focus, and alertness. In others, and especially at higher concentrations, it can cause jitteriness, problems sleeping, and palpitations. With repetitive use, you may become tolerant to caffeine, meaning its effects are reduced over time. ...Read more

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What are the damaging effects of caffeine?

What are the damaging effects of caffeine?

Caffeine: Caffeine possible side effects: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What could happen if you have too much caffeine?

What could happen if you have too much caffeine?

Side effects: Caffeine is a stimulant medication. Too much can result in overdose that can cause chest pain, palpitations, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, anxiety, tremors, diarrhea and a number of other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is caffeine fattening?

No: But the cream and sugar you may put in it both are. ...Read more

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Is caffeine ok for headakes?

Is caffeine ok for headakes?

Sometimes: Caffeine sometimes helps headaches and there is caffeine in many headache pills. However too much caffeine can worsen headaches, and if it interferes with sleep that can also worsen headaches. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause itching?

Can caffeine cause itching?

Yes: I have heard of this happening to others. ...Read more