Everyone is familiar with a simple headache, which is annoying but disappears after a few hours. There are many other types of headache (e.g. tension headache, cluster headaches, migraine) and there are many different causes of headache. Causes of headache range from simple conditions that are mostly harmless (e ...

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If you suffer from headaches, you’re not alone. Headaches are one of the most common health complaints. They can be simply distracting or completely debilitating. Many headaches fade away without treatment. Some are easily remedied. Still others are stubborn and recurring. But only rarely do headaches warn of a ...1

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Headaches have literally hundreds of causes. In most cases, the cause of a headache is a simple condition: just the everyday common headache, a tension headache, or something similar. But there are also more chronic types of headache, and also ...

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Causes of Headache

If you’re feeling stressed, depressed or anxious—or if you’re not getting enough sleep—you’re at risk for a tension headache. Most diagnosed headaches are related to tension or muscle tightness, usually in the shoulders, neck, scalp ...2

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Diagnosis of Headache

Diagnosing Your Headache: The circumstances under which a person experiences a headache can be key to diagnosing its cause. Keeping a headache journal can help a physician better diagnose your type of headache and determine the best treatment. After each ...3

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Causes List for Headache

Possible causes of Headache (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Headache

A headache may feel like a pain in the brain, but it’s not. The brain itself lacks pain-sensitive nerve cells. Instead, most headaches originate in the network of nerves and nerve-rich muscles and blood vessels that surround ...5

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Treatments for Headache

Most people can relieve headache pain by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers. If these approaches don’t work, your doctor may have more suggestions. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden ...6

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Prevention of Headache

Preventing tension headaches If you experience frequent tension-type headaches, you may wish to keep a diary to try to identify what could be triggering them. It may then be possible to alter your diet or lifestyle to prevent them ...7

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  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ June/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ headache/ detail_headache.htm
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ June/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  6. ibid.
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ tension-headaches/ 

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