Your Reaction To Coffee

What Causes Adverse Reactions To Coffee?

Adverse reactions to coffee can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose adverse reactions to coffee, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "adverse reactions to coffee" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Caffeine Intoxication
  • Liver Congestion

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
breast soreness during cycle
liver/gallbladder cleanses help
positive results from coffee enemas
oily/sticky stools
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
occasional unexplained nausea
arrhythmia
pain medication use
severe diesel exhaust exposure
being easily excitable
anal itching
dark areas under eyes
... and more than 40 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of adverse reactions to coffee:
Cause Probability Status
Liver Congestion 92% Confirm
Caffeine Intoxication 62% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate coffee or tea consumption, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
How does coffee affect you? Adverse reactions include feeling 'wired', 'hyper' or jittery, nauseated or hungry.
Possible responses:
→ I do very well on it
→ It seems to benefit me slightly
→ There is no particular effect / don't know
→ Occasional adverse reaction
→ Significant adverse reaction(s)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate positive reaction to coffee, neutral reaction to coffee or negative reaction to coffee, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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