If I am hypertensive, should I avoid coffee?

What is true in the belief that caffeine increases blood pressure? In this sense, several studies have been carried out trying to demonstrate the true influence of its active substance, caffeine, on blood pressure.

In a meta-analysis – epidemiological analysis of quality that attempts to analyze the different results of many studies – it was concluded that, in effect, caffeine can cause a small transient increase in blood pressure. However, moderate consumption was not associated with an increased risk of hypertension.

Regular and continued consumption over time may increase blood pressure in some individuals, an effect that disappears when the intake is reduced or when drinking decaffeinated coffee.

In addition, it seems that the effect of caffeine is less when ingested through coffee than when it comes from other substances (cola drinks, cocoa…).

In summary, people with hypertension should be cautious about coffee intake; Sporadic consumption only causes small transient oscillations in blood pressure, but habitual and quantity consumption do cause a moderate increase in blood pressure of some individuals.

Dr. Joseph Perez. Clinical Hospital of Z Rehab Center

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