Patient Comments: High Blood Pressure Treatment - Coffee and Caffeine

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In what ways do coffee and other caffeinated beverages affect your blood pressure? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Gerry, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

My doctor told me to knock off the coffee 15 years ago. I did, but felt so sleepy and lethargic I felt always on the verge of falling asleep. So I started on the coffee again, and have been drinking two 12 ounce cups a day ever since. It has not affected my blood pressure levels at all, but has made me feel alive and energetic again. I am glad to hear of some of the good effects of coffee drinking that have been discovered recently.

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High blood pressure means that blood has difficulty reaching the heart. See Answer

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