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Dangers of Overdosing with Coffee

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
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Coffee is one of the most popular and most consumed hot drinks in the world.

In moderate doses it gives vitality to the body, clarity of the spirit and puts you in a good mood. It is because of these properties of the caffeinated beverage that many people overdo it.

Up to 3 maximum 4 coffees are considered a normal daily dose. It is good that the symptoms of coffee overdose can be quickly recognized. Some of the earliest symptoms are: depression, fatigue, drowsiness, sharp mood swings, irritability, aggression, palpitations, dizziness, flushing and others.

The early symptoms of overdose may appear about 20 minutes after consuming excess coffee. Late symptoms are more severe. It takes a little longer for them to appear. Then the caffeinated beverage begins to be absorbed in the stomach. Such symptoms are most often: frequent urination, nausea, cramps, hallucinations, bruising of the skin and insomnia. Of course, every person has different symptoms.

Instant coffee often contains only theobromine. Theobromine can adversely affect the kidneys as it slows down the body's water.

Coffee has a depressing effect on the human body, as it removes all vitamins and minerals, prevents their absorption in the small intestine. Therefore, it is not recommended to drink coffee after meals.

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To clear excess caffeine from the body it is necessary to use a laxative or even gastric lavage. Mild symptoms do not require hospitalization. The options are to increase your water intake.

Experts say that one cup of espresso should be consumed with at least 1 cup of water. Bananas are the other way to get rid of the tremors and tensions created by a coffee overdose.

The reason is that bananas contain a lot of potassium, which has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Fresh air and light exercise also work well for any of the symptoms.