Hypertension, most commonly referred to as "high blood pressure", HTN or HPN, is a medical condition in which the blood pressure is chronically elevated. It was previously referred to as arterial hypertension, but in current usage, the word "hypertension" without a qualifier normally refers to arterial hypertension.

The Link Between Coffee and Hypertension - What is the Truth With Your High Blood Pressure?


The link between coffee and sudden rise in blood pressure is very controversial. In fact, many researches related to hypertension have been conducted to answer this mystery. This article will explain the truth on the true effect of coffee to hypertensive drinkers and whether it is a direct cause of high blood pressure.

Coffee has different effects to different people, with respect to blood pressure. It is a known truth caffeine increases blood pressure. But tolerance to coffee by regular drinkers makes the effect on blood pressure too insignificant.

But for the non-regular drinkers of coffee, this has a different picture. The caffeine in the drink causes a sudden increase in blood pressure. Thus it is not recommended to hypertensive individuals who are not avid coffee drinkers. The risks are usually higher.

The American Journal of Epidemiology (1999) reported a research that reveals that caffeine consumption is not directly related to heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. This was observed even for individuals drinking coffee of up to six cups every day. But the sudden rise of blood pressure to certain individuals due to caffeine and its long-term effect on health was not researched yet.

Keep your caffeine intake in moderation. Drink only 2 cups of coffee a day to be on the safe side. This is equivalent to 200 milligrams of caffeine a day. Drinking decaf can also be a good option.

In the end, the effect of coffee is really variable and dependent on your situation. Ask your doctor about this and feel the effects of caffeine after drinking a cup. Your body will guide you what is best for you in this concern. As a solid advice, I always recommend to reduce intake of coffee to only two cups daily. Never drink caffeinated drink at least two hours before bed time too.

Autor: Paul De Vizard

Paul DE Vizard has been writing articles online for nearly 4 years now. Not only does this author specialize in hypertension, diet, fitness and weight loss, you can also check out his latest website http://www.gasheatersforthehome.com/ which reviews and lists Information on all types of Equipment like the popular Propane Wall Heaters.

Added: February 5, 2010
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2 comments: to “ The Link Between Coffee and Hypertension - What is the Truth With Your High Blood Pressure?

  • August 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

    Hypertension leads to high-blood pressure ... then leads to blockage of the artery ... leads to heart-attack or stroke

    This is not good. There is no operable cure for strokes or hypertension.

    Best remedy is to use natural herbal tea therapy.

    Just drink it like your normal tea beverage everyday ... and it helps you cure it !


  • July 27, 2011 at 2:53 AM  

    Hahahaha so we should die from stroke but at least enjoy a nice cup of tea as it happens?