Other Causes of Headache & Migraines

Other Causes of Headache & Migraines
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Headache and stress

Headache and stress

Headache and Stress Many people cite stress as an important headache trigger. Studies also show that people who are prone to stress as well as anxiety and depression are more likely to suffer from frequent headaches. Women are more at risk than men. A tension headache is caused by a tightening of the muscles in the upper back, neck and head, and is the most common of all the various headache types. Many people cite…

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Medication Misuse Headaches

Medication Misuse Headaches

Medication “Misuse” Headaches Certain medications are known to affect and possibly cause headaches and migraines. (Medication misuse headaches) It is important that you inform your Doctor if you believe this is the case, as sometimes a different drug or dose may be more appropriate. MEDICATION MISUSE HEADACHE (MMH) This type of headache may occur when Aspirin or prescriptive pain-killers are used more than three times a week as treatment for chronic headache. Commonly, the person…

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Temporal Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis Temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition that involves any large or medium-sized artery. The cause of this condition is unknown. Those affected are usually over 50 years of age. The person may feel generally unwell along with a low-grade fever, muscle stiffness, weight and appetite loss. Due to tenderness of the temporal artery, there may be an associated severe and throbbing headache particularly around the temples. Jaw pain may be experienced with chewing….

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Hormonal

Hormonal

Hormonal Problems MIGRAINE IN WOMEN Menstrual Migraine: Approximately half of all women who suffer migraines report a relation between their headaches and their menstrual cycle, with attacks usually occurring in the few days prior to or following the onset of menstruation. At this time the blood levels of the hormones progesterone and oestrogen are at their lowest. Some women also report suffering migraines mid-cycle (ovulation) which also corresponds with a drop in oestrogen levels. The…

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Other causes for Headaches and Migraines

Other causes for Headaches and Migraines

Other causes for Headaches and Migraines There are many other miscellaneous factors which can contribute to headaches and migraines; and the mechanisms of how each might bring on an attack of head-pain are not always fully understood. Listed below are some other commonly reported factors which can bring on attacks of migraine and headaches; and remember that it is always recommended that your problems be fully investigated and diagnosed before dismissing any other potential causes….

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