The Effects of Coffee
Most of us have heard countless stories about different characteristics of coffee. While, some claim it is very bad for us, others say it has plenty of benefits. We are told that it can raise our level of concentration and awareness in general. However, at the same time we read and hear that this is not true. Moreover, some people claim that drinking coffee increases one's blood pressure. Naturally, others say that this is simply not true. Therefore, one is lost within this sea of contradictory facts, unable to perceive what is right and what is wrong. For the reasons mentioned above, this article will try to get into the theory of the relationship between coffee and high blood pressure, seeking if there is any evidence of truth behind it.
Coffee and Our Blood Pressure
First of all, the element in question is caffeine. Without it, coffee would have little effect on us. Caffeine, being a stimulant, is able to trigger anxiousness and nervousness as well as to increase one's blood pressure. Therefore, there have been cases of high blood pressure due to coffee consumption. Nevertheless, there have been cases of no change in a person before and after drinking coffee. Thus, there is more to it than a simple “cause and effect” relationship. Numerous different factors like age, history of coffee drinking, an ongoing state of hypertension and many others influence the overall effect coffee will have on one's organism. Additionally, sex and medical history of the family all act as additional things to be taken into consideration.
Numerous researches and tests have proven that coffee and other drinks containing caffeine may cause blood pressure to escalate if person is not used to coffee drinking. However, if you are an experienced coffee drinker with a history of indulgence in this beverage, it will most likely leave your blood pressure intact. Namely, this is due to caffeine's power to trigger adrenaline production in our organism as well as its capability of narrowing our blood vessels. In time, people get immune to this effect and therefore unaffected by this aspect of coffee.
Nevertheless, coffee drinking is not recommended for those about to indulge into physical activity. Also, drinking this beverage more than three times a daily may cause your body to be under constant state of anxiety and stress throughout the day, even influencing your sleep negatively. On the long run, excessive coffee consumption may damage blood vessels and cause heart problems.