Why do I have to go to the bathroom immediately after a cup of coffee?

why-do-men-have-nipplesIn our house, we call it the coffee alarm. Nothing is more reliable.

Coffee is definitely known to have a laxative effect.  The caffeine in the coffee speeds up every system in the body including the bowels.  But when used excessively, caffeine can interfere with the bowels’ normal contractions and lead to constipation.  Decaffeinated coffee does away with the caffeine but it still acts as a bowel irritant.