Caffeine Addiction - A Problem To Be Solved As Early As Possible

by Sam Malone


We all have this pre-conceived notion that only coffee contains caffeine but that is not the case. Carbonated beverages and chocolate products contain caffeine. A hot cup of coffee with the morning sunshine sounds so tempting and revitalizing.It has the ability to keep you awake and help burn that midnight oil in times of dire need. Coffee becomes a matter for social gathering. It helps you socialize by letting you bump into one of your colleagues in the office which otherwise wouldn't have happened. It is considered as one of your friend as it has helped you sit up late at night and clear those grueling Math’s papers. With all the usefulness, coffee also contains caffeine which is not good for your health.

Having coffee can help you remain alert but it is the aftermath you should be worried about. The ill effects it has on your health. It is a stimulus which does wonders to your central nervous system by stressing the hormones in the blood stream and keeping you alert and awake whenever you want to. This unnatural way of keeping your body alert takes a toll on your body. The normal way of functioning gets disrupted due to the intake of coffee or any other product which contains good amount of caffeine.

As caffeine gets into our system it makes us addicted. After knowing the ill effects of caffeine if you suddenly stop taking coffee, you will face caffeine withdrawal symptoms which can be anything from a headache, irritability, fatigue, Constipation, lack of appetite, lack of concentration to even forgetfulness. The withdrawal symptoms can be very harmful leading to stomach ulcers as the coffee can be acidic. This excess acid gets into your blood streams causing loss of calcium in urine. Caffeine which has been freely used in most of the beverages has got kids addicted to it. The high content of sugar just makes it very popular among children which are our future generation of obese people.

It is also causes abnormally fast, slow or irregular heartbeats. It is also known for increasing blood pressure which leads to constant stress and hypertension. There are increasing chances of heart disease; pancreatic and bladder cancer which we all know can be very fatal. The idea to quit caffeine should be very strong and not one to tampered with. The process should be slow and gradual. As we all know the withdrawal symptoms of caffeine is very bad. Avoid other caffeinated products which would just make matters worse. If you happen to drink 6 cups coffee a day cut it down. Try to have 2 cups of green tea and 4 cups of coffee and similarly as you go ahead you will completely stop till you got rid of caffeine from your life.


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