Blood pressure in adults is measured by the force that blood exerts on blood vessels. Normal blood pressure for adults is 120/80 mmHg, and deviations from this are considered unhealthy.Hypotension occurs when blood pressure drops and hypertension occurs when blood pressure rises to unhealthy levels. .
This condition occurs when blood pressure rises to unhealthy levels and is a common health problem.
However, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and organs, especially the brain, heart, eyes, and kidneys, even without symptoms.
People with high blood pressure can benefit from a diet that minimizes added salt and sugar and limits intake of red meat, processed foods, saturated fats, and alcohol.
Thus, a recent study found that excessive coffee consumption was associated with increased mortality in people with severe hypertension. .
Find out more about high blood pressure: Is drinking black coffee dangerous?
Hypertension: Is it dangerous to drink black coffee?
Effects of caffeine on people’s blood pressure:
- Optimal and normal blood pressure (<130, <85)
- High normal blood pressure (130-139 over 85-89)
- Grade 1 hypertension (140-159 or greater 90-99)
- Grade 2 hypertension (160-179 greater than 100-109)
- Grade 3 hypertension (≥180 to ≥110)
Risk of cardiovascular disease:
Based on the results of this study, people with grade 2 and 3 hypertension who drank two or more cups of coffee per day had twice the risk of cardiovascular-related death compared to those who did not drink coffee. .
From these results, we could conclude that people with severe hypertension should refrain from drinking too much coffee.
Doubling risk of death:
This study found that high coffee consumption may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in patients with severe hypertension and may increase the risk of death. .
How much coffee is enough for someone with high blood pressure?
Findings showed that drinking a cup of coffee did not increase risk in any category of blood pressure.
The study noted that drinking two or more cups of coffee a day could double the mortality rate in people with severe hypertension. , it was also noted that exceeding it could compromise the health of patients with severe hypertension. .
at the end…
Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent high blood pressure. This includes eating healthy, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking less, quitting smoking, and managing stress.
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Story premiered: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:43 PM [IST]