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Does Caffeine Affect Pleurisy
It usually helps: In my practice, with my patients, I have found that caffeine usually enhances the effects of other medicines used to treat pain conditions. I have regularly seen this benefit for tension headaches, migraine headaches, and chronic pain conditions. While it is certainly possible that heavy consumption of caffeine may lead to rebound pain, occasional use is generally helpful. The research agrees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, sensory input such as flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, smoking, alcohol (red wine) and stress have all been implicated in migraine. ...Read more
No: Smoking can irritate pleurisy, but in most of cases it is not a direct cause of it. Need to be evaluated for pleurisy. Few causes are infections, pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air in pleural space), blood clot in lung vessels. chest injuries. heart surgery, lupus, rheumatoid, lung cancer etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pleuritic pain( pain due to inflammation of pleura) can get transmitted to the shoulder tip sometimes if the diaphragm is involved. Sometimes the pain can be also transmitted to the shoulder blade. Pleura is the membranous covering of the lungs as well as the underside of the ribs. ...Read more
Not typically: Fibromyalgia is a chest pain syndrome that occurs in multiple locations on both sides of the chest. It typically involves localizing "pressure points"and often is reproducible with palpation. It frequently occurs in association with increased stress or anxiety. The symptoms might involve localized nerve irritation in chest wall and sometimes the back. It does not affect the heart directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
Caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure, even if you don't have high blood pressure: It's unclear what causes this spike in blood pressure. Some researchers believe that caffeine could block a hormone that helps keep your arteries widened. Others think that caffeine causes your adrenal glands to release more adrenaline, which causes your blood pressure to increase. Some people who regularly drink caffeinated beverages have a higher average blood pressure than do those who drink none. Others who regularly drink caffeinated beverages develop a tolerance to caffeine. As a result, caffeine doesn't have a long–term effect on their blood pressure. It seems that caffeine has a stronger blood pressure increasing effect in men who are older than 70 or who are overweight. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor whether you should limit or stop drinking caffeinated beverages. If you're concerned about caffeine's effect on your blood pressure, try limiting the amount of caffeine you drink to 200 milligrams a day — about the same amount as in two 12–ounce (355–millileter) cups of brewed coffee. Keep in mind that the amount of caffeine in coffee and other beverages varies by brand. Also, avoid caffeine right before activities that naturally increase your blood pressure, such as exercise, weightlifting or hard physical labor. To see if caffeine might be raising your blood pressure, check your blood pressure within 30 to 120 minutes of drinking a cup of coffee or another caffeinated beverage. If your blood pressure increases by five to 10 points, you may be sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of caffeine. If you plan to cut back on caffeine, do so gradually over several days to a week to avoid withdrawal headaches. ...Read more
Several ways: The most common problem is pleurisy (pain on taking a breath) due to inflammation of the covering layer of the lungs. Lupus patients can also have infiltrates within the lungs, blood clots (pulmonary emboli), or bleeding into the lung tissue. Aside from pleurisy, most of these problems are very uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Caffeine can raise blood pressure by up to 10 points in people who don't have caffeine very often. This will lower back to normal when the effects of caffeine wear off. This temporary rise in blood pressure is worse in people who already have high blood pressure. If one consumes caffeine on a regular basis, it may raise blood pressure by a small amount over the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No direct effect.: There's no direct effect of cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking on diverticulitis or diverticulosis. But they're just not healthy in a general sense and should be avoided. Especially smoking - shouldn't smoke at all. A drink now and again wouldn't be harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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