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Does Caffeine Relieve Or Give Headaches? What You Need To Know About Your Caffeine Consumption

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The principles of a balanced diet are concerned with amount more than they are concerned with the food type. Anything in excess of anything in scarcity can spike health issues, so it is essential that we adhere to strict quantities while consuming food. Caffeine consumption is no exception from this rule either. Drinking caffeine can either relieve headache pain or trigger it, depending on the amount you consume.

Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant that is consumed by around 80-90% of all adults in the USA regularly. In certain cases, when enlarged blood vessels carry excess blood to your brain, a limited amount of caffeine can narrow down the blood vessels and relieve one of headaches. In this way, caffeine can help stop you from developing migraines in the first place, as well as relieving pain once you already have one. Caffeine can also help relieve headaches by enhancing the efficacy of pain relief medication.

But drinking lots of caffeine exactly creates the problem it was supposed to solve. Excessive consumption of caffeine can cause dehydration, hence triggering headaches, while on other occasions too much caffeine can cause caffeine dependence, meaning that people would experience withdrawal symptoms like headaches when they attempt to cut down on their caffeine intake. If you want to get off caffeine, don't abruptly stop. Taper your intake gradually over a few days. This can help minimize the intense withdrawal headache s. 

The right amount is hence under 400 mg of caffeine per day. That's around two to four cups of coffee, depending on how long it's brewed for, as well as how strong the coffee you're drinking is.