Other Causes of Headache & Migraines

Other Causes of Headache & Migraines
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General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems

General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems

General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems “Headache Secondary to Diseases of the Ear, Nose & Throat” Headache: Introduction In preparing notes for a lay persons web site about the ear, nose and throat causes of headache, one must appreciate that only a brief and incomplete description of the causes, clinical presentation, investigation and management of these conditions can be provided. Further information can be obtained by searching key conditions either on the web or…

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Nose & Sinus problems

Nose & Sinus problems

Nose & Sinus problems Headache secondary to nose and sinus disease is not uncommon and well known patterns of headache are recognised according to the particular area of the nose and sinuses affected as well as the underlying disease process. There are four groups of sinuses: the maxillary, frontal, ethmoidal and sphenoidal sinuses. Most headaches due to nose and sinus disease are associated with other symptoms and most are due to either viral (common colds)…

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Throat and Neck

Throat and Neck

Throat / Neck Headache secondary to neck, pharynx and larynx (throat and voice box) conditions is not a common isolated presenting symptom. It is generally referred via branches of the lower cranial nerves or the cervical spinal nerves, or due to spread of pathology to head structures such as the meninges (coverings) of the brain. The following conditions not uncommonly present with pain: Inflammatory / Degenerative Cervical Spine Pathology: Osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis of the cervical…

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Face, Nose and Sinus pain: Other

Face, Nose and Sinus pain: Other

Face, Nose and Sinus pain: Other: The face, nose and sinus structures are predominantly supplied with sensation from a nerve coming through the skull base called the “trigeminal nerve”. It consists of three branches, upper (ophthalmic), middle (maxillary) and lower (mandibular). It is the fifth cranial nerve and these branches are known as V1, V2 and V3! Pathology involving one of these branches can cause pain in the distribution of other branches or in more…

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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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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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