I have a client that has high blood pressure and dinks 2-4 cups of coffee a day. I am amazed her doctor didn't say anything about cutting back on coffee. I am her health and fitness coach and I have her decreasing the amount of coffee she drinks each week, but I am getting concerned she is not serious about it. I have pulled articles on caffeine and hbp, and I want to share with her some of the other negative effects of caffeine on the body. Can you give me some language to share with her about the effect of caffeine on the adrenal system and any other problems with caffeine, in particular with people with hbp?
Thank you for your help
Re: effect of caffeine on adrenals (IF YOU CAN'T TREUST YOUR DOCTOR, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
Posted by Walt Stoll on March 08, 1999 at 11:46:06:
In Reply to: effect of caffeine on adrenals posted by Susan on March 07, 1999 at 23:55:23:
Caffeine is, by ANYONE'S standards, a stimulant.
Any honest physician would avoid stimulants in anyone with hypertension. As a matter of fact, all stimulants have a warning lable that they are not to be taken by anyone with hypertension.
Of course, the sicker the patient is, the more money the doctor makes (the way our medical system is set up). If her doc isn't going to care about her, she had better start helping herself. KNOWLEDGE is not only the best thing for her, it is also the hardest thing anyone has to do since it requires effort and thinking.
YOU can't do this for her!