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Hot or Cold Treatment for Headaches: Itís Your Choice

A large number of those who suffer recurrent headaches confirm that all they need to clear their head and experience relief from the pain is a brisk walk in the cold air Yet there are those people who report that doing so only aggravates their headache pr
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Headaches and Concussions

Concussion is a mild traumatic internal head injury involving temporary loss of normal brain function It is usually caused by a blow to the head Concussions do not always involve loss of consciousness and many may never black out Some may have had concu
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What are Cluster Headaches

What are Cluster Headaches Officially recognized as a syndrome for more than a hundred years, cluster headaches are rare, extremely painful and debilitating They occur less than migraines and affect approximately 69 per 100,000 people In a ratio of 6 1, m
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All About Menopause Headache Treatments

Many women experience migraines that are caused by their menstrual cycle The migraines and headaches can improve as women age, more specifically as they enter the menopause stage While menopause can lessen the headaches, it does not make the headaches go a
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Information on Ocular Migraines

Information on Ocular Migraines Ocular migraines are a very common type of migraine even though some people haven t heard of them Ocular migraines also known as eye migraines or optical migraines, or the more obscure name, acephalgic migraines How Can Yo
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Oxygen Therapy for Cluster Headaches

Oxygen therapy is believed to be very effective for cluster headaches Although accepted by some medical practitioners, oxygen therapy and its benefits remain obscure to many doctors Even insurance companies are not too clear about it and hesitate reimbur
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Child Headaches Explained

Headaches and Kids It is common for younger children and teenagers to experience different types of headaches although most of their headaches can be traced to viral reasons like the common cold or flu When Should You Seek Help Your child s occasional
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PMS and Premenstrual Migraine

In women, around 15 suffer from migraine, with half of them having migraines before or after their period There are also women who get migraines sometime during the middle of their menstrual cycle, while they ovulate The Menstrual Cycle A woman s average
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Ginger as an Effective Cure for Headaches

Ginger as an Effective Cure for Headaches Ginger Zingibero officinale has been used as traditional medicine for thousands of years It is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine Ayurvedic is Sanskrit for science of life Its ancient healing system is currentl
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How To Find Relief from a Caffeine Withdrawal Headache

What is a caffeine Withdrawal Headache and How do I treat it As the name implies this occurs due to sudden stoppage or reduction in caffeine intake Experts now believe that as little as one cup of coffee a day if stopped abruptly, as is the case when one
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Depression Headache Explained

Headache medicines are so common and powerful nowadays that a lot of people don t even consider seeing a doctor about their headaches After all, if the medication makes your headache disappear, why bother But if you suffer from headaches every day, all d
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Caffeine Headaches - Myths or Facts?

Caffeine Headache Fact or Fiction Caffeine in coffee, tea, cola etc is a well known stimulant As such, it acts on the central human nervous system, and makes a person more alert Caffeine has vasoconstricting properties, meaning that it makes blood vessels
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Stiff Neck Headache - Prevention and Cures

A Real Pain in the Neck type of headacheOne of the most common causes of headaches is tension in the neck muscles Typically this type of headache occurs towards the end of the day, after hours of sitting at the computer or whilst driving home in traffic
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Botox Headache: A Cure or Cause?

Botox A Cure or a Cause of Headache One common side effect of Botox use is an annoying headache While Botox headaches are rarely severe in nature they can nevertheless be very persistent, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days in length The inter
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The Link Between Headaches and Photophobia

No, photophobia is not a fear of having your picture taken Photophobia is the medical name for a serious sensitivity to light, leading to discomfort and headache when the sufferer is exposed to light Much of the time, this is only bright sunlight or stro
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Headaches Caused by Eyestrain

The age of technology may have made life more comfortable and entertaining At the same time, however, too much computers, video games and television can put too much strain on the eyes It is very common to hear of headache complaints as caused by eyestra
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Causes & Treatment for a Cervicogenic Headache

What is Cervicogenic Headache and Why Does It Occur A Cervicogenic headache a frustrating complaint that is far too common What is it It is defined as a one sided headache that originates in the cervical spine In other words, this type of headache stems
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How Fumes Cause Headaches

How Fumes Cause Headaches Ever since man built factories, created machinery and rode cars, fumes became a part of life Fumes have invaded the very air we breathe Factories discharge fumes, ash, soot, and a variety of other chemicals on a daily basis Cars g
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Learning to Identify a Sinus Headache Symptom

Why is it important to identify a sinus headache The reason is because often different varieties of headaches respond better to certain types of treatment or medications than to others To treat a sinus headache effectively it is therefore essential to be
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Morning Headache Causes

What Causes Morning Headaches Waking up with a splitting headache is not the best way to start your day Yet, a medical report revealed that one in thirteen people wake up each morning with a headache In the same study, approximately 7 6 of the 18,980 res
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Using Acupuncture to Treat Headaches

Most people are still heavily reliant on painkiller tablets, whether prescribed or self medicated, to relieve their headaches However, a huge number of people are getting dissatisfied withconventional headache treatments such that there is currently a sh
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All You Need To Know About Thunderclap Headaches

A thunderclap headache is a type of intense and severe headache that can occur all of a sudden Often described as being the worst headache ever , it can literally bring grown men down on their knees A thunderclap headache can be the result of two disorders
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What You Should Know About Hangovers

Almost everyone s experienced it the pain and nausea of a hangover Too much alcohol the night before leaves you feeling sick to your stomach, achy, photophobic, and worst of all, your head feels like it s going to split open Even if you had a great time
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Child Obesity and Migraines: Is There a Link

Child Obesity and Migraines Is There a Link Do people who are overweight or obese tend to suffer from migraines more often than people of a normal weight Some researchers have found that this is true While obesity in itself does not cause migraines, there
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What Causes or Triggers Cluster Headaches?

Scientists and medical practitioners are not yet in agreement as to the cause and so it s difficult to provide a list of specific causes However research has unearthed a number of very helpful clues that can assist in unravelling the mystery of cluster hea
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Dental Problems and Neuralgia: Possible Causes of Headaches

More than 12 of people in the United States have severe recurring headaches While many headaches are caused by muscle tension, stress, earaches or sinus problems, about one in five are caused by either dental problems or neuralgia How can dental problems
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Exercise Headache - Caused by Physical Exertion

Headaches Caused by Physical Exertion An awful headache associated with strenuous physical activities like exercising or merely rushing around could be caused by several reasons but most of them are harmless Thus, headache type is referred to as benign, wh
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Most Common Headache is Tension Headache

Tension headache is the most common type of headache, accounting for almost ninety percent of all headaches Tension headaches are experienced more by women in their thirties Tension Headache Quick Facts Tension headaches are the most commonly occurring h
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Migraines During Pregnancy

Migraine attacks are triggered by several factors one of which is a change in the level of hormones This observation is most pronounced in pregnant women since hormone levels greatly change during pregnancy Pregnant woman may experience either an improv
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Triggers and Causes of Temple Headaches

What Causes my Temple Headaches Temple headache is most often felt as a dull throbbing in one or both temples It can also take the form of a tight band of pain Its intensity varies greatly from person to person, and it can last for minutes as well as hours
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Menstrual Migraines: Its Nature

Medical reports indicate that women are three times more likely to suffer migraines than men About two out of ten women of childbearing age experience hormone induced headaches such as menstrual migraine or PMS headache Approximately 70 of these women
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Blame Your Diet for Your Headaches

Medical experts advise people suffering from headaches and migraines to avoid specific foods and drinks However, only about 20 of these sufferers who modified their diets reported any benefits in their doing so The six C s you must avoid if you often hav
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Treating the Tension Headache

Tension Headache causes and treatmentHeadaches caused by tension are probably the most common kind of headache in our modern day Brought on by stress, it is often described by sufferers as the feeling that your head is in a vise Unlike migraines and clus
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Help for Migraine Headache Sufferers

Identifying a Migraine HeadacheMigraines are very different from ordinary headaches in their intensity and in their duration Migraines are severe, throbbing headaches sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting Typically they occur on only one side of t
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What is a Migraine Aura

When most people think of migraines, they imagine it s just a really severe headache However, those who ve experienced migraines usually realize there s more to it than just that But not everyone knows all the stages that a migraine includes A migraine
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The Connection Between Caffeine and Headaches

You might be surprised to find out that Coca Cola was primarily used as a remedy for headaches While it is certainly true that caffeine is associated with causing headaches when coffee drinkers stop drinking coffee, the opposite is just as true caffeine c
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