Is caffeine recommended with fast heart rhythm (tachycardia)?

What is the recommended amount of caffeine for a person with a ventricular tachycardia? Caffeine is not recommended for people with a fast heart rhythm (tachycardia) that is focused in the lower heart (ventricles). Caffeine makes your heart beat harder which you don't need. Decaffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea, and decaffeinated carbonated beverages may still contain 1...

Could you tell us how the caffeine content of soda, chocolate and decaf compares to coffee?

We were wondering several things. We are concerned about the health risks of caffeine and wonder if you could tell us how the caffeine content of soda, chocolate and decaf compares to coffee (how many milligrams of caffeine for one serving of each?) Also, we have heard caffeine depletes calcium content. is this true?...

I consume 8 to 9 cups of coffee and some cola through out the day.

Hello I am doing a report for my foods class on the effects of caffeine as a way to help myself. I consume 8 to 9 cups of coffee and some cola through out the day. I was wondering if you could email me with an address where I could receive this info on...

My doctor prescribed 50 milligrams of beta-blockers and a caffeine-free diet.

I've recently been diagnosed with a mild case of mitral valve prolapse. My doctor prescribed 50 milligrams of beta-blockers and a caffeine-free diet. The only things she mentioned to avoid were coffee, tea, caffeinated sodas and anything containing chocolate. Are there other foods that contain caffeine or is my list above complete? Thank you....

My big problem is cola. I am totally addicted and get headaches when I try to avoid it.

Just did the Healthy Body Calculator. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. My question is I'm overweight, I don't eat too much. I try to buy everything lite. My big problem is cola. I am totally addicted and get headaches when I try to avoid it. I've been told to try diet...

Does caffeine affect the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals like iron?

In your section on caffeine, you recommend that to reduce intake to limit a cup of coffee to one a meal. Does caffeine affect the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals like iron? I could be way off, but I thought that it was better not to have caffeine with meals. Please set me straight...

I am concerned about caffeine consumption during pregnancy. How much caffeine is in chocolate?

I am concerned about caffeine consumption during pregnancy . I would like to know how much caffeine is in chocolate products such as plain dark chocolate, chocolate ice cream and chocolate milk? Is there caffeine in other less obvious food items? Also, what is a safe amount of caffeine during pregnancy? Is there a...

Is caffeine banned by the Olympic Committee? If so how much?

You mentioned that caffeine was banned by the Olympic Committee. This is only on the order of a dose of several (I believe it is 1.6) grams. An 80-kilogram adult would only take a dose of around 400 milligrams (5 milligrams/kilogram of body weight). This also would have been taken roughly four hours prior...

Does coffee make gout worse and should people with gout limit their intake of coffee? Does caffeine enhance sports performance?

Just a couple o' comments (questions/answers) regarding the subject of the possible effects of caffeine on gout and sports physiology. I found a HUGE Website on coffee (etc.) which included chemistry etc. of caffeine. Correct me if I'm mistaken in my interpretation of their information: specifically that caffeine is a purine that is normally metabolized...

Does caffeinated pop give us hiccups?

Does caffeinated pop give us hiccups? Caffeine would not give you hiccups. The carbonation in the pop (also called soda) you drink may though.

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