Top 8 Side Effects of Drinking Excessive Coffee

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Consuming excessive coffee can cause insomnia, anxiety, abdominal upset, nausea, increased heart and breathing rate and other unwanted side effects.

Top 8 Side Effects of Drinking Excessive Coffee 

Coffee has many beneficial effects. But excessive coffee drinking has some health hazards. That may affect our body in several ways. Here are some top side effects of drinking excessive coffee.

Side effects on brain

Too much coffee may cause tolerance and addiction. When coffee becomes an addiction it may cause agitation, irritability, depression, loss of concentration It also causes insomnia. Excessive coffee increases anxiety (caffeine related anxiety disorder).



Top 8 Side Effects of Drinking Excessive Coffee
Side effects of coffee on brain



Side effects on digestive system

Coffee causes release of acetylcholine, which causes gastric acid secretion. So, coffee in empty stomach is not recommended, which may cause peptic ulcer and increases heart burn. It also increases chance of nausea and vomiting. It decreases gastric emptying time and increases peristalsis. So, diarrhea also can occur. As a result of increasing peristalsis, nutrient have less time to absorb, so nutrition deficiency may occur.

Side effects on cardiovascular system

Coffee has also side effects on heart. Caffeine increases release of nor-epinephrine, therefore increase heart rate and blood pressure.

Side effect on skin

Coffee is a diuretic (increases urination). Excessive coffee can lead to dehydration. Dehydration causes dry skin, loss of nutrients may also affect the skin. It also decreases collagen production which is essential component of skin, resulting in delay in tissue repair. It may also may cause acne.



Top 8 Side Effects of Drinking Excessive Coffee
Side effect of coffee on skin

Side effects in pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy coffee intake should be under control. Some evidence shows that it may cause growth retardation of baby causing low birth weight, miscarriage. So, in pregnancy caffeine consumption should be <300mg/day (not more than 8 cups of coffee).
effect of coffee in pregnancy




Side effects on bones and muscle

According to some research it inhibits absorption of Calcium. Excessive coffee may lead to osteoporosis. Post-menopausal women are in greater risk. Coffee can increase muscular strength but overdose can cause muscle break down which is unwanted specially to the body builders. Excessive caffeine cause muscle twitching.

Side effects on females

Excessive intake may lead to delay in menstrual cycle and cause menstrual cramp. It may increase risk of vasomotor symptoms in coffee dependent post-menopausal woman. It also may interfere in estrogen production, which is essential for female reproduction.



Top 8 Side Effects of Drinking Excessive Coffee
Side effects of coffee on females

Coffee may exaggerate urinary problems

Caffeine is a diuretic. So, in patients in bladder problems and diabetic patients it cause urinary incontinence.

Other side effects

According to research it may cause gout and allergy.

How much coffee is not excessive?

400mg/day caffeine is tolerable and chance of addiction and chance of other side effects are low. Different beverage contains different amount of caffeine. So be aware of how much caffeine you taking daily. Controlled intake of coffee has many health benefits.



side effects of excessive coffee in man, women & pregnancy

What you can do if you drinking excessive coffee?

Make sure you drink too much water. Being hydrated, you can reduce some of the symptoms caused by high amounts of caffeine. Caffeine reduces the level of potassium and magnesium in the body, which can cause panic. Eating bananas and green leafy vegetables such as potassium and magnesium can also help. You may feel much better by doing some light exercises. If you experience chest pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, vomiting or other symptoms like irregular heartbeat, it's time you get some medical help. Doctors use many methods to remove caffeine from your body.


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  1. I'm a tea person,So I don't drink coffee that much 😅 but Thank you for this helpful article 😍

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  2. Oh gosh. No wonder my skin was so dry during my coffee addiction days.

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  3. wow! I never knew coffee had this many negative side effects. I drink coffee, normally 2 cups a day. But I have just recently switched to tea, and I am satisfied. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yes! Coffee has been giving me shakes and heart burn!

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  5. I haven't drank coffee in years, but I have a lot of friends who do. Tea is a much better alternative for sure.

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  6. I don't drink coffee that much, but i'm sure it will help lot of people who are addicted to coffee. Thanks for sharing this informative blog, keep writing.

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  7. I love coffee but try and limit myself to three a day.

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  8. No matter how I love drinking coffee, my stomach can't handle it :(

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  9. I have never been a coffee drinker. But give me iced tea and I'm all over it!

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  10. I totally agree with you. In one time I was drinking 3 cups of coffee a day! I had almost all these side effects. Now, I drink just 2 cups a week.

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  11. Everytime I read articles/blog like this, it makes me so happy... no offense to those who drinks coffee... I don't drink coffee and this effects are one of those reasons why.

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  12. Wow, this is a really eye opening post and a great read. Thanks

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  13. I also reduced taking coffee after experiencing some pain in my stomach. Though I still take from time to time. Thank you for sharing this awesome article.

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  14. oh my god, I wish I hadn't come across this article xD I am an avid coffee drinker, like a really avid coffee drinker, but I might just reconsider my daily amount of drank coffee

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  15. Oh my I’ve been living off on coffee. #momlife, starting to consider less caffeine intake. Thank you for this article!

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  16. Caffeine has many side affects on our body. I am a tea person but it also has caffeine so i already reduced my consumption of tea.

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  17. I love coffee sooooo much. I have cut down on it because they said it would clear up my skin and sinuses if I did and it actually has

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  18. Too much of one thing is never good. Great post on highlighting these effects of coffee.

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  19. Too much of one thing is never good. Great post on highlighting these effects of coffee.

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  20. I'll have to share this with my husband. He drinks a ton of coffee a day. As for me, I haven't had coffee in years.

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  21. Definitely a very informative and important post. Many of us are coffee addicts so this post throws important light on the side effects. Thanks for writing.

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  22. Just shared this with my sister. She drinks a whole lot of coffee and the side effects are for sure scary

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  23. Thank you for sharing, I think this is an incredibly important article to read/share

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  24. I didn't know any of these and I left coffee simply because I had started intermittent fasting, but now that I've read it, I am more determined to stick to my no caffeine routine

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