Frequent Headache Causes

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I’m doing this video about frequent headache causes because my wife has had to deal with severe headaches for years, and so I’ve learned a lot about them. I’m going to share some of the basics with you in this short video. Besides what I’ve learned from experience, I’m also including some information from research on reputable and reliable medical websites like those you see on your screen.

There are far too many causes for frequent headache to list here, so I’m going to focus only on the most common. Generally, doctors place headaches into two categories: primary and secondary.

Primary headaches include

* so called “cluster” headaches – these are relatively short but extremely painful headaches that tend to occur at the same time each year, such as the spring or fall. They can go on for days.

* migraines – these can cause severe, even disabling pain that throbs or pulsates. Migraines usually happen on just one side of the head, and may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

* tension headaches – these are usually caused by stress, lack of sleep, poor health, poor diet, and overuse of alcohol..

Primary headaches usually don’t indicate underlying diseases or illnesses. Secondary headaches, on the other hand, usually indicate an underlying disorder that activates the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. The list of triggers for secondary headaches goes on and on and on… there are dozens of them. Some are temporary and mild, like dental problems or an ear infection. Some are severe and chronic, ranging from multiple concussions to brain tumors. Your doctor is your best source of information about getting relief from frequent headaches. Certain prescription and over-the-counter medications often help.

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