7 Things You Should NEVER Do Before Seeing Your Doctor

Don’t have caffeine before some stress tests

A stress test is used to work your heart (by walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike) to see how it reacts and ensure that it’s healthy. But if you’re having a certain kind of stress test that involves the use of pharmacological agents to stress the heart, don’t have caffeine beforehand.

‘Caffeine counteracts the medicine—adenosine or regadenosine—used to simulate stress in the ‘chemical’ stress test,’ says Dr. Lee.

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5 thoughts on “7 Things You Should NEVER Do Before Seeing Your Doctor”

  1. I do almost all of them. I have advised some family members of some. I feel good now knowing that I have been doing the right thing.

  2. Am i to conclude that tea which wasn’t mentioned in this advice should also be included as something to be avoided also. This might something that be included in this advice piece.

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