• Katheen Katheen
    June 02, 2008
    Does caffeine open blood vessels or close them ?
    Katheen Katheen
    June 02, 2008

    When you drink coffee everyday and then suddenly stop, I was told your blood vessels close up in your neck and that caused a headache.

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  • nhamel
    Health Guide
    September 10, 2008
    nhamel
    Health Guide
    September 10, 2008

    Hello Katheen

     

    Caffeine is a vasodilator, which in laymans terms means it opens up the blood vessels. Caffeine is sometimes used to relieve headaches caused by the restriction of the blood vessels in the brain. Presumably then, the opposite might occur to an avid coffee drinker who suddenly stops drinking.

     

    I hope this was helpful

     

    for additional information check out this link,

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A622414

     

    • Active Observer
      July 04, 2009
      Active Observer
      July 04, 2009

      The answer is completely wrong :(
      That's exactly the problem of internet - smth.looks like a serious staement, while actually is a desinformation. In case of health issues it may lead to unpredictable consequences...

       

      Active Observer.

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