If you need caffeine to get you through the day, you're not alone. About 83% of Americans in 2013 said they drank coffee, according to the National Coffee Association. Add the other sources of caffeine -- cola, energy drinks, and some medications and supplements -- and the number of caffeine consumers is even greater. So is this a bad thing? Studies show caffeine can improve memory, decrease fatigue, and improve mental functioning. But there is a dark side to caffeine. Studies also show too much caffeine can set you up for high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and lower bone density -- not to mention jangled nerves. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about caffeine, the pros and cons, hidden dangers, and much more.
Caffeine Myths and Facts
WebMD examines caffeine and looks at the side effects, both positive and negative, that it can have.
Questions About Female Urinary Incontinence
Are you leaky? WebMD answers basic questions about female urinary incontinence.
Foods, Drinks, and Drugs That Can Cause Incontinence
Your diet, along with medications you might take, may be aggravating urinary incontinence symptoms. WebMD provides a chart showing how everything from soda to muscle relaxants affect bladder control.
Pregnancy-Health and Nutrition
Make healthy lifestyle choices before, during, and after your pregnancy. Prepare for pregnancy by eating well and taking a daily prenatal vitamin, exercising regularly, getting necessary dental work out of the way, charting your menstrual cycle, and stopping use of any potentially harmful medications or illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and excessive caffeine.Maintain a healthy pregnancy by eating
Are you confusing a coffee buzz with a panic attack? A surprising look at some anxiety disorders.
The nutritional benefits of coffee
As it turns out, coffee doesn’t just wake you up; it’s good for you, too.
Coffee Health Benefits: Research on Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke, and More
WebMD discusses the health benefits of coffee and possible risks for those with certain conditions.
Can Supplements Give Athletes an Edge?
What you need to know if you're an athlete looking for sports supplements to give your a performance boost.
Trigger Foods to Avoid with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Though everyone's IBS is different, most sufferers have certain trigger foods in common. WebMD Dietitian, Elaine Magee, discusses which foods to avoid and which foods can help your Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Is Caffeine Causing Your Insomnia?
Do you know your caffeine intake? Too much can lead to sleep problems.
Caf-Nap: New Napping Idea for Coffee Lovers
Sleep specialist, Michael Breus, PhD, recommends a cup of joe before a cat nap for some people.
The Truth About Coffee
Can the secret of good health be found in a cup of joe? Not completely, but research is showing it's a good start.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Will This Give Me Heartburn?
See which foods may help or worsen symptoms and how other habits may affect heartburn.
Slideshow: How to Help Headache Pain
Suffer from tension headaches? See how you can use relaxation techniques, medication, and other methods to fight the pain.
Slideshow: Avoiding Problem Foods as You Age
Slideshow: Can't Sleep? It Could Be What You're Eating
Could a good night’s sleep come down to your diet? Discover which foods hinder sleep and which foods promote restful slumber.
The Buzz on Coffee
The latest research shows your morning pick-me-up may be brimming with health benefits.
Caffeine Shockers: Products Surprisingly High in Caffeine
What drinks and foods in your supermarket are shockingly high in caffeine? WebMD found 25 products that may surprise you.
Coffee Brands Comparison: Is Cheaper Better?
Which coffees are the best tasting? A recent coffee brands comparison found that higher-priced coffees aren't always better.
Healthier Ways to Get Your Caffeine
The best ways to get your boost