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Are Migraines Linked With Stroke?
Are Migraines Linked With Stroke?
The link between stroke and migraine is a very contentious but interesting one. It is not yet known for definite how the two are connected, but people with migraine…...
Are Sleep Headaches Rare?
Are Sleep Headaches Rare?
The simple answer is yes, headaches that start during sleep, and that actually wake you from sleep, are quite rare. It is much more usual for a headache to come on…...
Chronic and Hemicrania Continua Headaches
Chronic and Hemicrania Continua Headaches
Hemicrania continua is a form of chronic headaches. Pain is usually moderate and most sufferers find relief with the drug indomethacin...
Cluster Headaches
Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are extremely painful, often debilitating headaches that occur in cycles, often with periods of remission. Various medications may help to reduce the…...
Could My Headache Mean a Brain Tumour?
Could My Headache Mean a Brain Tumour?
A headache can be one of the symptoms of a brain tumour but this type of cancer is very rare. It is far more likely that a headache is due to another cause that can be…...
Daily Persistent Headaches
Daily Persistent Headaches
Chronic daily headaches are those occurring frequently and are a barrier to normal functioning. Medications and alternative therapies to relieve stress and improve…...
Flicker Illness
Flicker Illness
Flicker illness is a relatively new concept that refers to the headaches, nausea and vertigo that result from exposure to flickering lights....
Headaches After Head Injuries
Headaches After Head Injuries
Headaches may be temporary or chronic following a head injury. Your doctor may require imaging test to ensure no major abnormality. Treatment involves pain management…...
Headaches Caused By Brain and Skull Abnormality
Headaches Caused By Brain and Skull Abnormality
Brain and skull abnormalities resulting from head injury can cause painful headaches that may last for months or years. Various drugs and alternative treatments can…...
Headaches Caused By Infection
Headaches Caused By Infection
Infections may cause headaches and migraines or intensify pre-existing ones. Treatment is aimed at removing the infection and providing immediate pain relief....
Headaches Caused by Tensions and Stress
Headaches Caused by Tensions and Stress
Tension headaches are often caused by stress and can be treated through drugs, lifestyle adjustments and alternative approaches. Relieving a source of stress, whenever…...
Headaches During The Night
Headaches During The Night
Headaches may occur during the night or just after wakening and can prevent a restful sleep. Sleep apnea and low blood sugar are two factors that may contribute to…...
Hormone Headaches
Hormone Headaches
Hormones headaches are usually caused by fluctuating hormone levels and these change depending on a woman's age and stage in life. Medications and lifestyle…...
'Ice Pick' Sudden and Intense Headaches
'Ice Pick' Sudden and Intense Headaches
Ice pick headaches are brief but painful headaches accompanied by stabbing pains. Indomethacin may provide relief and research is still ongoing for the use of…...
Sinus Headaches
Sinus Headaches
Headaches can result from inflammation and congestion of the sinuses. Your doctor may prescribe medication to treat any bacterial infection and you can use…...
The Cost of Headaches in the UK
The Cost of Headaches in the UK
Headaches are often regarded as a minor illness that it is possible to recover from quickly, or even work through. However, in reality, headaches have a huge economic…...
Types of Headache: Facts and Figures
Types of Headache: Facts and Figures
The International Headache Society defines headaches into three main categories and then many different sub categories to help with headache diagnosis....
What Causes Allergy Headaches?
What Causes Allergy Headaches?
Headaches and allergies seem to go together but both are common and both have a range of different causes. The jury is still out on whether there is a definite…...
What is a Spinal Tap Headache?
What is a Spinal Tap Headache?
A spinal tap to extract cerebrospinal fluid for analysis, or an injection of anaesthetic into the spinal fluid may cause fluid to leak out, causing a spinal tap headache....
What is the Headache Impact Test?
What is the Headache Impact Test?
The headache impact test is a short questionnaire that helps patients and doctors to clarify how much headaches cause disability and impact on quality of life....
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