- Caffeine sensitivity may cause various discomfort
- It may even lead to swelling in the mouth
- Know all causes, symptoms and prevention of caffeine sensitivity
A Many people Consuming Caffeine Daily. It is part of their daily diet like other foods. Some people consume caffeine to get up while others consume to get rid of a headache. Caffeine stimulates the nervous system of a person who consumes it. While some people are sensitive to caffeine. Your body does not tolerate the intake of caffeine. Some people are normally sensitive while others are hypo or hypersensitive. People who are allergic to caffeine may experience various symptoms and side effects after eating.
Symptoms of Caffeine Sensitivity
Symptoms of a caffeine-sensitive person may include:
- difficulty in breathing
- Nausea , Abdominal pain or vomiting
- Swelling of the throat or tongue
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There are many factors that can lead to caffeine sensitivity. You can not control most of these factors. Some of the common causes of caffeine are:
There are certain medicines that can make you sensitive to caffeine while other medicines can aggravate the condition. Medications such as theophylline for the treatment of respiratory diseases and herbal supplements such as ephedrine and echinacea can trigger the disease. Medicines like this can change the way your body processes caffeine.
Gender is also a factor that can affect your tolerance to caffeine. Caffeine stays longer in a male body as the body takes longer to process caffeine. If caffeine stays in the body for a long time, side effects may occur. Therefore, men are more sensitive to caffeine than females.
Your genes can also be caffeine-sensitive. Genes can affect how caffeine affects your body and how long processing takes.
Caffeine can aggravate the condition of anxiety or severe stress. It can promote panic attacks and cause insomnia. The anxiety symptoms can get worse.
The best way to prevent the sensitivity of caffeine is to avoid consuming any caffeinated food. Some of the most common caffeine-rich foods and drinks are:
- energy drinks
After complete caffeine removal, some symptoms may occur due to sudden withdrawal:
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After some time, you will feel better and not experience these symptoms.
You can choose some healthy alternatives for instant energy. Some healthy alternatives are:
- coconut water
- green tea
Simple tricks to reduce caffeine intake are:
- Drink more water
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- Eat healthy
If you are not caffeine-sensitive, you should also avoid excessive consumption of caffeine. Too much caffeine can lead to many harmful effects. Try more healthy alternatives and stay caffeine free.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff 5 February 2019