Many people decide to become caffeine-free after visiting a health care professional who advises them to quit caffeine to improve their health. Often times, an uncomfortable or painful symptom provides the motivation to make a change to a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes however, dangerous conditions like high blood pressure, bone loss, and glaucoma go undetected because they don’t produce any noticeable symptoms.
Doctors often have problems getting patient to comply with their recommendations for healthy lifestyle improvements if painful symptoms aren’t present. Taking responsibility for your health by educating yourself more about the condition you have will help you find the motivation to drop unhealthy habits and switch to ones that put you on the path toward optimal health.
Here is a list of health conditions that scientific studies have indicated may be aggravated by caffeine:
• Heart disease including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high inflammatory indicators like homocysteine
• Acid reflux and GERD
• Women’s health problems such as PMS, menopausal symptoms, infertility, and fibrocystic breasts
• Diabetes and Insulin Resistance Syndrome
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis
• Interstitial Cystitis
• Mood disorders and depression
• Migraine headaches
• Prostate Inflammation
• Tourette Syndrome
Caffeine should also be limited during the following stages of life:
• Midlife and senior years
• High stress periods