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Does Caffeine Kill Brain Cells
Studies show caffeine reduces Cerebral BloodFlow 27-40%... does this mean caffeine is damaging brain cells? Why not? Reduced blood flow is NOT good!?!
If that were: The whole truth, caffeine would not be the most widely used psychoactive agent on Earth. Caffeine also enhances alertness, enhances mental focus and improves score for all comers in tests of performance and cognition. So, this is what happens when you take one isolated physiologic response and try to then conclude something more complex about cell function, especially the brain. Neurobiology=???See 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: Sorry, as a psychiatrist I always want to address safety first.
In the usual way: The same way that anything gets into the brain: Arteries carry blood to the brain. The arteries branch into arterioles which branch into capillaries. Substances diffuse OUT of the capillaries into tissue & waste products diffuse INTO the capillaries from the tissues. It's true for every substance and every organ, not just the brain & caffeine. I guess you skipped human physiology in high school.
Caffeine: It stimulates brain, affects blood vessels, metabolism, and liver/kidney functions.
See below: Caffeine is a drug ; although it is present in coffee (among other food products) it should be used cautiously ; in moderation. The exact mechanism is debatable, but large doses of caffeine can cause cardiac arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest. It is recommended that energy drinks that have excessive caffeine be avoided ; rather try to regularize your sleep so you're not tired in the mornings.
Yes, it can cause: Fatal arrthymias of the heart.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Caffeine is a stimulant. A nonspecific stimulant however, it has an impact on the function of the gastrointestinal system as well as the. Caffeine results can be unpredictable in brain damage, because it can activate brain areas that are not communicating or functioning well, and can lead to agitation or behavioral changes. Talk to your patient's doctor about advice regarding caffeie.
I can't go a day without drinking caffeine. I always drink 1 or 2dr peppers a day. I have always weighed90lbs. Why am I not obese yet? Can soda kill me
Don't wish too hard: Well young lady.... 1. Be careful what you wish for would be the answer to the 1st question. I've known just a few women who've been 90 lbs. ALL THEIR LIVES. Take a look at your mom.....good chance you will have her body shape at her age if you go just by genetics. 2. YES...is the answer to the 2nd question....but very, very, very, slowly. In much faster fashion it'll rot out your teeth
How much is my brain damaged if I have been addicated to caffeine for 10 years? Ex. I drink energy drinks and pop on a daily basis if I don't I can't think or wake up
Probably no damage: It is conceivable that extraordinary quantities of caffeine could produce brain damage, but not likely. Excessive use or "addiction" may cause problems, even possible brain changes, but these would not be classified as "damage." You may be painting a picture of addiction, not actual damage -- this could be better addressed by a professional evaluation.
Effects of caffeine on the heart and brain on a 15 year old does anybody know (10 easy points people)?
No: It does not particularly kill the good bacteria I your gut
What would cause me to feel real shaky inside. I don't drink a lot of caffeine. I do have a meningomia brain tumor had it for 10 yrs its grow minimal?
That Depends...: A general 'shakiness' can be due to weakness, or it could represent a metabolic condition unrelated to your tumor. Some meningiomas are benign and barely grow over decades, but some can cause irritation to the surface of the brain around them. I would have a thorough medical evaluation and a follow-up MRI to see which this could be.See 1 more doctor answer
How bad is caffeine for the brain? Is it healthier to not drink caffeine? I heard caffeine reduces blood flow to brain by 40%? I watched MRI video.
Mild stimulant: Caffeine is a mild stimulant, helping wakefulness, but may cause agitation. You should know this from use; it is widely used. It has a greater effect on the gut, which limits it to safe levels. It does increase blood pressure and may reflexively decrease blood flow some, but unless you are a heart or blood pressure or stroke patient probably ok. Not important if you are healthy.See 1 more doctor answer
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