What is Coffee?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Espresso, Latte, Strong Folgers Classic Roast/ French Vanilla Maxwell House Show all

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Coffee is a stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds of the coffee plant. On average, the caffeine content varies by type & preparation. A single cup (7oz) of brewed drip coffee ranges from 115-175 mg and a single shot (1 oz) of expresso contains 60mg. Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine free

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 61 20
General health 22 8
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 12 5
Cognitive impairment 6 0
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 5 2
Migraine headaches 4 2

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  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 11
Mild 18
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coffee

Side effect Patients
Jittery feeling 8
Anxious mood 3
Diarrhea 2
Hyperactivity 2
Nausea 2
Tremor in hands 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Coffee

Dosage Patients
2 other daily 5
2 units daily 3
3 other daily 3
1 other daily 2
1 units daily 2
4 other daily 2
1 dose one time 1
1.41 L daily 1
1 other twice daily 1
2 dose daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Coffee

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Reason Patients
Other 5
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Coffee

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 13

Stopped using Coffee

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
Usually 8
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 35
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 26
Not specified 13
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5 patient evaluations for Coffee

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SebastianW
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SebastianW
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 33
Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Apr 21, 2011 (Started Apr 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Hyperactivity, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mL One time
Advice & Tips: Coffee worked before, this time it didn't.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hyperactivity, Nausea

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derek_eire
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derek_eire
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
46 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar II

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Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Heart palpitations, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 units Daily
Advice & Tips: Coffee is more of an addiction than a treatment but it certainly gets me through the working day. I do notice I get headaches if I stop drinking it for a day or two.
Side effects: Headaches, Heart palpitations

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FataleNoir
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FataleNoir
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
30 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
I have:
Phobia

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Jun 23, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Promote relaxation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I need coffee. Period.

  • 0 helpful marks
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