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Golden Ager 07-04-2009 11:53 AM

excessive tea drinking?
 
I've been having pain in my lower back that I assumed was a muscle strain. I drink multiple cups of hot tea every day. Could my back problem stem from excessive tea drinking rather than muscle strain?

BeHappy2 07-04-2009 02:33 PM

Re: excessive tea drinking?
 
I have never heard of drinking too much tea to cause any pain anywhere.

Tea is good for a person and so many different ones to drink.

Be Well
BeHappy2

JohnR41 07-06-2009 10:28 AM

Re: excessive tea drinking?
 
[QUOTE=Golden Ager;4029118]I've been having pain in my lower back that I assumed was a muscle strain. I drink multiple cups of hot tea every day. Could my back problem stem from excessive tea drinking rather than muscle strain?[/QUOTE]

I would say yes, it's possible. I'm not an expert on tea but I did read that it can interfere with the absorbtion of iron. Also, I know that tea usually acts as a diuretic. So if you happen to be low in certain B vitamins, or other water soluble vitamins, excessive tea drinking can "flush" these vitamins out of your body, to the point where you are somewhat depleted. I know that when doctors prescribe diuretics they usually recommend certain supplements like potassium (I'm saying potassium from memory so I hope that's correct).

No matter how good something is, too much of it can be harmful.

writeleft 08-16-2009 10:55 PM

Re: excessive tea drinking?
 
I certainly hope not! When a cup of tea becomes a source of pain, I give up...:)

titan38 09-03-2009 05:30 PM

Re: excessive tea drinking?
 
[QUOTE=Golden Ager;4029118]I've been having pain in my lower back that I assumed was a muscle strain. I drink multiple cups of hot tea every day. Could my back problem stem from excessive tea drinking rather than muscle strain?[/QUOTE]

I highly doubt it. It is actualy helping, as tea is a great source for antioxidants.

Drink away!!

Pete001 12-07-2009 03:54 AM

Re: excessive tea drinking?
 
Hi there, I drink dare I say around 8 - 9 mugs of tea & coffee most days and I can say I have never had a back pain. Maybe try and assess if you are doing anything differently than you used to or sitting differently, it could be something simple. Failing that, it maybe worth a visit to your Docs. Good luck. Pete


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