Q:

I drink several cups of coffee a day and was wondering whether this could influence my blood pressure. My doctor gave me medication for hypertension since it is moderately elevated. He has never asked me about my coffee intake.

A:

     It appears that there is a connection. Drinking too many cups a day can increase blood pressure in some people. Am J Hypertension. 2010 Nov 18. Greater Coffee Intake in Men Is Associated With Steeper Age-Related Increases in Blood Pressure. Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.