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Does coffee make you short?

Does coffee make you short?

Short-tempered: Presumably you're still growing, in height. Consumption among teens has been increasing for yrs. No, it will not stunt your growth. Caffeine, chemical quickly crosses the blood brain barrier, stimulates nerves, increase pulse, bp, stimulate mind activity, maintain awakeness (and cause sleep probs), and if drink too much, will cause withdrawal sx when stopped. I love joe 2 & 2 cups/day. Moderation. ...Read more

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If a teen drinks coffee will he or she end up being shorter?

If a teen drinks coffee will he or she end up being shorter?

No: If shorter in stature, caffeine is not the likely cause. Please remember, however, that caffeine is a drug, whether we like to recognize it or not. It does not provide energy, it causes its consumption and is remarkably addictive because of the "kick" that it produces. It is one of the common drugs that afflict millions of people throughout theworld. ...Read more

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Does coffee really stunt your growth? I drink a lot of coffee and I'm short then I should be.

Does coffee really stunt your growth? I drink a lot of coffee and I'm short then I should be.

Hard to say: The expected final height of a female is 2.5 inches less than the average of her parents height. This is based on genetics.Poor nutrition in general, chronic disease, premature onset of puberty and other such factors can keep someone from reaching their expected genetic height. Blaming the issue on coffee intake is a bit of a stretch. ...Read more

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My son is 17 years old now, is he small and short because i let him drink coffee in his was little ages?

My son is 17 years old now, is he small and short because i let him drink coffee in his was little ages?

Unlikely to be pbm: The expected final height of a kid is the average of parental height + 2.5 inches if male and -2.5 inches if female. Tall parents have taller kids than short ones. There are many dietary, health and other influences on final height, but ingestion of coffee at a young age is not much of one.If your 17 yo is quite below expected height from parent data, i would have him evaluated for treatable probs. ...Read more

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How does coffee affect the different parts of the adrenal gland in the short term and in the long term?

How does coffee affect the different parts of the adrenal gland in the short term and in the long term?

Highly variable: and depends on dose of caffeine and the individual biology of the person. Caffeine is structurally related to the body's own stimulants that are produced by the adrenal gland - norepinephrine and epinephrine - and may also increase the production of cortisol by the adrenal as well, further potentiating the "flight or fight" response. Short-term more energy, long-term perhaps more fatiguability. ...Read more

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Why do I feel short of breath every time I drink coffee?

Why do I feel short of breath every time I drink coffee?

Hard to : Say if it is psychological or you have some sensitivity to coffee. Stop drinking coffee. Do you wheeze when you drink coffee ...Read more

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I've noticed that i seem to get mild shortness of breath when drinking my first coffee of the day. Very mild and short term but noticeable?

I've noticed that i seem to get mild shortness of breath when drinking my first coffee of the day. Very mild and short term but noticeable?

A suggestion: Do an ekg at the time that this happens. Also do a spirometry and pulse oximetry. Make sure these tests are performed when you are short of breath. Most internists can do them in their office. ...Read more