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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Coffee, particularly caffeine is one of the culprits that causes constipation. But what about tea then?

Coffee, particularly caffeine is one of the culprits that causes constipation. But what about tea then?

Both ways: Caffeine usually stimulates the large bowel. Depending on the individual situation caffeine can actually cause, relieve, worsen or prevent constipation. Most tea also has caffeine. Tea also has theophylline which has a dehydrating effect on stools, resulting in worsening constipation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause someone to be reckless?

Can drinking too much caffeine cause someone to be reckless?

No: You can't blame excess caffeine for making you reckless. Too much can make you jittery & nervous and give you heart palpitations and even a splitting headache but it can't make you reckless. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause reckless behavior?

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause reckless behavior?

Caffeine: Caffeine is stimulant, and excess can cause hyperarousal symptoms, confusion, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Possibly: Caffeine can be an irritant to both the bladder and the prostate. Fortunately, it does not affect most people. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Caffeine is known to contribute to fibrocystic breast symptoms. ...Read more

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Can having too much caffeine cause long term problems?

Can having too much caffeine cause long term problems?

Yes: Excess can be associated with tachycardia, anxiousness, irritability etc.
Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal can also occur. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause a skin rash?

Can too much caffeine cause a skin rash?

No, but....: It would not but may heighten your sense of any degree of itching and when you scratch your skin, a rash if born. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause abdominal pain & where?

Can too much caffeine cause abdominal pain & where?

Too much: Caffeine can cause dehydration and secondarily severe constipation and abdominal pain that can vary from low central to left sided abdominal pain to pain thru out the abdomen. Like everything else moderation is best. ...Read more

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Does too much caffeine in the diet daily cause pancreatitis?

Does too much caffeine in the diet daily cause pancreatitis?

Best to avoid: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of a gland near your stomach that produces enzymes. The most common triggers are from stoppage of gallbladder, alcohol intake or medications. Many times we cannot determine the trigger. While I have not seen an initial bout I linked to caffeine, its use may further inflame the pancreas or cause you to loose fluids you need to heal. Would be best to avoid. ...Read more

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Since stimulants are used to treat adultadhd, and caffeine is a stimulant, can too much ingestion of caffeine cause a negative reaction to the person?

Since stimulants are used to treat adultadhd, and caffeine is a stimulant, can too much ingestion of caffeine cause a negative reaction to the person?

Yes!: Too much caffeine can cause anxiety and heart rhythm abnormalities as well as excessive urination and dehydration. Caffeine also disrupts sleep setting off a vicious cycle of decreased, fitful sleep and then excessive caffeine to increase alertness. ...Read more

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Can having excessive amounts of caffeine cause you to fail the visual field test,?

Can having excessive amounts of caffeine cause you to fail the visual field test,?

No: Caffeine consumption does not interfere with your visual field data. If, however, you are extremely jittery, you may be more nervous and overly responsive with the hand held clicker which may lead to higher percentage of false positives and fixation losses. The latter decreases the reliability of the visual died results. ...Read more

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Can ulcers be cause by drinking too much caffeine?

Can ulcers be cause by drinking too much caffeine?

Ulcers are caused by: A bacterium known a h. Pylori. People used to think that they came from worrying but we know differently today. Large amounts of caffeine from coffee can be harsh on the stomach and cause an acidic condition and taste in the mouth. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can too much tea and sugar cause hems to get worse and bleed? Especially taken an empty stomach? I have read where caffeine is not good for them.

Can too much tea and sugar cause hems to get worse and bleed? Especially taken an empty stomach? I have read where caffeine is not good for them.

Sort of...: Caffeine is bad for hemorrhoids only in the sense that it can cause upset or more frequent bowel movements, which can make it harder for hemorrhoids to heal when inflamed. Probably best to hold off when they're inflamed, and concentrate on good, healthy, high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough water, too much coffee and caffeine and a day full of drinking alcohol cause explosive watery diarrhea, more than 4 times/hr

Can not drinking enough water, too much coffee and caffeine and a day full of drinking alcohol cause explosive watery diarrhea, more than 4 times/hr

You are: Probably irritating your digestive system, cannot keep that up for other reasons too, and dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Get help from someone. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Unlikely the pbm: In the 30's, your growth centers have closed and any existing growth hormone production helps protect the growing cells, muscle mass and the like. You will not grow taller at 30, regardless of extra growth hormone. ...Read more

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Can drinking high quantity of caffeine cause excessive irritability, actions that resemble someone out of control, on edge, manic, hard to reason with?

Can drinking high quantity of caffeine cause excessive irritability, actions that resemble someone out of control, on edge, manic, hard to reason with?

Yes, it can happen: In large quantities, this can indeed happen. For some sensitive folk, less can do it. For very sensitive (allergic) folk, any can. If this is you, you need to consider reductions in quantity or avoiding it all together. I'd limit my intake to really great coffee in small amounts. It's your choice! Good luck. ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause cravings for caffeine, sugar and excessive shopping?

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause cravings for caffeine, sugar and excessive shopping?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Stimulants can elevate Dopamine and cause such behaviors, especially in predisposed individuals such as ones with mood disorders or impulse control problems. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old daughter has a headache and her stomach hurt, what could it be? She is not constipated but does drink tea could it a caffiene headache?

Tea and coffiene: The most common cause is neurologic reaction to stress in life. If every time she drank tea and got the headache and stomach pain, then her pain might be related to the tea she consumed. ...Read more

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Will too much caffeine make you shorter?

Will too much caffeine make you shorter?

No: It will neither shorten you from your current height, nor will it inhibit any growth someone might have in store. A lot of nonesense has been written about caffeine and mostly it is benign with a moderately strong effect on keeping you awake. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine kill someone?

Can too much caffeine kill someone?

Possible: If you have a medical issue like heart condition for example. ...Read more

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I weigh 110 and was wondering how much caffeine is too much in one day?

I weigh 110 and was wondering how much caffeine is too much in one day?

Varies.: 5 to 10 cups at one time is going to be toxic. 5 to 10 cups during the day won't be toxic but will likely result in withdrawal if it is a habit and then stopped.
In milligram that would be 300 to 600 mg at one time might be a bit much and that much daily will produce withdrawal. ...Read more

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I drink a 34 oz mug of strong coffee every morning is that too much caffeine?

I drink a 34 oz mug of strong coffee every morning is that too much caffeine?

No: For most people up to 4 cups of coffee per day is safe. Check with your doctor for specific advice ...Read more

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How much caffeine is too much? When would withdrawl symptoms come into effect. What do they look like.

How much caffeine is too much? When would withdrawl symptoms come into effect. What do they look like.

No clear answer: Caffeine withdrawl is familiar to anyone who stops and stays off for a few days. There's a headache, irritability, and tiredness. Sleep may be very deep and pleasant and the dreams vivid. Unlike other drugs, nobody has difficulty withdrawing from caffeine. It's the most popular of all drugs and on the evidence remarkably safe, but use it only to benefit you -- you pay in being more tired later. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more