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Health Tip: Is Caffeine Giving You the Jitters?

Health Tip: Is Caffeine Giving You the Jitters?

11/30/12

(HealthDay News) -- Caffeine can provide a little "pick-me-up" if you're struggling to stay awake. But this common stimulant, found primarily in many coffees and teas, also can cause a number of unwanted side effects.

In addition to the jitters, the National Sleep Foundation mentions these potential side effects of caffeine:

  • Dizziness, nausea, headache and/or insomnia.
  • Anxiety or irritability.
  • Rapid heartbeat.
  • Reduction in fine motor coordination.
  • Urinating more than usual.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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