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Anti-headache Medicine Making Your Headaches Worse?

Anti-headache Medicine Making Your Headaches Worse? For many headache sufferers especially among Americans, the natural response to counteract a headache attack is to take one or two painkillers depending on the severity of the symptoms. When the pain comes back, then the next natural response is to take yet another dose of painkillers – and so the cycle continues. Unexpected…read more →

Massage Your Headaches Away

Massage Your Headaches Away Massage has several health benefits aside from the obvious benefit of physical relaxation. Massage is also effective for a wide range of health issues including but not limited to insomnia, anxiety and headaches as well as arthritis, lower back pain and sports injury recovery. Yes, we did say headaches – truly, good news for the millions…read more →

Preventing Migraines with Medications

Preventing Migraines with Medications Using over-the-counter and prescription medications to stop the excruciating pain associated with migraines is a common approach. But a new approach is slowly being adopted by doctors specializing in the treatment of headaches and migraines – using medications to prevent the onset of a migraine attack on the first place. In-direct Action on Migraines Most, if…read more →

Sinus Headaches and The Right Diagnosis

Sinus Headaches and The Right Diagnosis Because the symptoms of sinus headaches can mimic the signs of other types of headaches particularly tension headaches, many people will misdiagnose their health condition as anything but sinus headaches. This should not be mainly because each type of headache requires a different approach in treatment because of the differences in causes, symptoms and…read more →

Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Relief

Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Relief Individuals who suffer from migraines will find that almost every standard migraine treatment including triptan medications and alternative option like biofeedback do not work as well as expected when their triggers are not effectively managed. Prevention is, after all, better than the cure! Certain lifestyle changes must be made to get migraines under control. Just…read more →

Sex and Migraines: How To Deal With Sex Related Headaches

Sex and Migraines: How To Deal With Sex Related Headaches Migraines, a chronic illness affecting approximately 30 million individuals in the United States, can be such a bummer on intimacy between partners. This is not just about sexual intimacy although it may be the worst affected – think of the supposedly lame excuse, “Honey, I have a headache” for the…read more →

Headaches in Kids: What Parents Should Know

Headaches in Kids: What Parents Should Know Parents are understandably concerned when their children report frequent bursts of headaches and perhaps even migraines. These health conditions can adversely affect the quality of life among affected individuals but children arguably suffer more because of their lack of appropriate understanding about their symptoms, causes, and treatments. Parents must then take it upon…read more →

Stress and Headaches: How To Break The Cycle

Stress and Headaches: Breaking the Cycle Stress is part of everyday life and, in fact, everybody will benefits from healthy levels of stress mainly as a motivational tool and as a response to potentially dangerous situations. But when stress becomes chronic in frequency, severe in intensity, or prolonged in duration, then it puts the mind and body into faster wear…read more →

Rebound Headaches

Rebound Headaches Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin are useful in relieving the pain associated with headaches. But these medications must be taken with caution because these can actually make headaches return and in a worse manner, too, a condition known as rebound headaches. How It Rebounds Understandably, many individuals who suffer from chronic headaches will reach for over-the-counter…read more →

Five Common Reasons for Recurrence of Headaches

Five Common Reasons for Recurrence of Headaches (Chronic Headaches) Chronic headaches are defined as headaches that occur 15 times or more in a month, thus, affecting the quality of life for the affected individuals (i.e., missed workdays and social occasions). In many cases, the recurrence of headaches can be prevented if and when the concerned individual exerts the effort to…read more →