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Why Taking Aspirin for Headache May Be Prolonging a Bigger Problem

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Headaches can range from annoying to downright debilitating. Many people reach for the aspirin bottle as soon as a headache starts. Most headaches are not serious but some can be. However, if you have recurrent headaches there are 3 things you should know before taking aspirin. 1. A headache is a symptom A headache is usually a symptom of an underlying problem. The headache itself is not a...

Causes of Migraines

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A migraine is an incredibly painful and highly debilitating headache that many of us experience from time to time. Tell anyone who understands that you have a migraine and you will instantly be greeted with sympathy and caution – they know how serious this is and how much space you need. What makes a migraine so inconvenient is the fact that it affects the very ability you have to think...

Headaches and Blood Sugar

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All living things on the planet run off of a single substance for fuel called ‘ATP’ or ‘Adenosine Triphosphate’, which comes from sugar/glucose. Likewise every part of every living organism runs off of this substance and this includes the brain. It stands to reason then that if we are low in sugar that the brain should then struggle to run as well. This then is why, after...

Treatment for Acute Migraine

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When managing a headache patient, pharmacologic is the only part of the entire regimen. Before prescribing a drug, it is important for the doctor to diagnose the patient properly, review the result of previous treatment, go over preferred therapeutic options (including non-pharmacologic ones), establish a good relationship with the doctor and reassure the patient to maintain his motivation and...

Everything You Should Know About Migraine

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Migraines are more than just a simple headache. Yes, they are primarily consisted of headache, but usually occur only on one side of the head. In addition, the pain can be quite brutal, and is often accompanied by vomiting, severe nausea and extreme sensitivity to noise and light. Headaches typically don’t happen evenly on the head and causes a lot of pain. Migraines tend to build up gradually...

Headaches in Back of Head

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The odd thing about headaches is that although everyone probably has several of them throughout the course of a year, they are one of the least understood ailments on earth. In fact, headaches can be symptomatic of so many underlying diseases or conditions that it is often difficult to pinpoint the actual cause. There are even times when a doctor will shake his or her head in dismay and say...

Understanding the Link of Estrogen Levels and Migraine

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Treating migraine in women may pose additional challenges since it is often also affected by hormonal factors. At first boys may be more affected by migraine than girls, however girls soon catch up and tend to develop more migraine cases at puberty. This is the earliest evidence that hormones are related to the progression of migraine. When women are pregnant, their migraines are quite likely to...

Sinus and Headache

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One seemingly unshakable myth is that severe sinus disease is among the common causes of headache. Many millions of dollars are allocated each year in the U.S. on sinus treatments, and many headache patients are convinced that those treatments will cure or at least relieve their pain. As commercials for sinus pills are often found in the media and due to the fact that sinus symptoms may be...

Understanding Food and Headaches

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Nothing is more annoying than getting headaches regularly. Headaches are often disabling and sometimes very irritating. These conditions are often inherited and the exact cause is unknown. There are many factors that cause these pains, but the important thing is to know that food can alleviate or aggravate this condition. There are foods that have inflammatory effect and others are anti...

Headaches and Migraines – Common Signs and Symptoms

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There are two main types of ‘headache’. There is the common headache that many of us get at some time or another, and the migraine headache, which is less common. Knowing the difference between a headache and a migraine can help you to alleviate the pain, and in some cases eliminate the cause of the headache or migraine. Headache Symptoms – A headache will often begin with a feeling...

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