It is a generally accepted fact that when one is experiencing symptoms of low blood pressure, a cup of coffee can help. But does this conversely mean that coffee stimulates the BP? Is drinking coffee linked with risk of hypertension?
Research shows that even though coffee consumption increases the blood pressure temporarily, it does not increase the risk of hypertension. In fact, the blood pressure is affected only when someone who does not drink coffee regularly drinks a cup. If you regularly drink coffee, it does not cause even temporary increase in blood pressure. People who do not drink coffee regularly, experience a constricting of blood vessals when they drink coffee. This increases the blood pressure. But regular coffee drinkers develop a tolerance and avoid this effect of coffee.
But if you already suffer from hypertension, you should sit down with your doctor and have a little talk about coffee consumption and its effect on your health!