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When to Seek Medical Attention for Headaches

Chances are, you’re no stranger to a headache every now and then, and sometimes, they may be so painful that you feel like you won’t be able to go on with your day. While headaches can happen for any number of reasons, it is important to understand when a headache is a signifier of a more life-threatening condition. When an…read more →

Relax the Mind and Body with Yoga, Fight Headaches

Stress is one of the most common causes of headaches, thus, the apparent increase in the number of headache sufferers; modern life is filled with physical and mental stress the likes of which our ancestors have not experienced. Fortunately, there are many ways successfully manage stress from adopting relaxation techniques to getting at least 7 hours of restful sleep every…read more →

Identifying the Stress Trigger Source of Your Headaches

Stress is one of the most common triggers for headaches in both men and women for many reasons. For one thing, stress itself has physical symptoms like increased blood pressure that increases the risks for headaches. For another thing, stress has related psychological symptoms like anxiety that worsens the symptoms of headaches. In studies, men and women who suffer from…read more →

Headaches in Cancer Patients

Individuals with cancer usually complain of both primary and secondary headaches; primary headaches include cluster headaches, tension headaches, and migraines while secondary headaches are caused by an underlying medical factor such as cancer and its drugs.  Doctors work toward relieving the side effects of cancer itself and the anti-cancer drugs used in its treatment, said side effects of which include…read more →

When Headaches Are a Sign of a Brain Tumor

When chronic headaches become worse in frequency, severity and duration, it is just natural to wonder whether these are a sign of brain tumor.  While headaches can be a telling symptom of a brain tumor, it must be emphasized that jumping to conclusions will not do anybody good. Keep in mind that brain tumors are still uncommon while headaches are…read more →

Link Between Vision and Headache

Sometimes, a headache affects vision such as seeing double or seeing blurry images only.  Sometimes, it can cause pain in and around eyes although the headache has no relation to vision issues.  Sometimes, it can be a sign of vision changes that necessitate a professional eye examination. Headaches Causing Eye Issues When you have a headache, your eyes may be…read more →

When Sleep Abnormalities Worsen Migraines and Vice Versa

In many cases, insufficient sleep can trigger a migraine attack so individuals suffering from the health issue exert the necessary effort to get the recommended amount of sleep. Experts suggest 6 hours at least and 8 hours at most of restful sleep at night – too little and too much can become the precursor for migraine that even a few…read more →

Connecting the Dots Between a Pinched Nerve and Pain in the Head

Many individuals with chronic headaches will attribute their symptoms to more common triggers like food, stress and stimuli, thus, their tendency for self-diagnosis and self-medication.  But consultations with a qualified physician are a must for these individuals because their pain in the head may be caused by a pinched nerve in their upper spine that, in turn, requires the appropriate…read more →

Clap of Thunder: When a Headache Requires an ER Visit

Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) – the medical term is as scary as it sounds judging from the term hemorrhage alone. There is indeed reason to be scared because it is a life-threatening medical condition often preceded by a “clap of thunder” headache that most individuals will dismiss as nothing more than a sudden and severe headache. This is certainly one that…read more →

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 →

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