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Diagnosis

Migraine 101: Recognizing When Headaches Are Migraines

Most people will at least occasionally get a headache. How do your know if your headaches are migraine? If your sister gets migraines but your headaches seem different from hers, could you both have migraines?...(more)

Understanding a Headache at the Front of Your Head

There are several types of headaches that can manifest in different ways. Often, the positioning of a headache can be an indicator as to what type of headache a person is suffering from. When the headache is at the front of the head, it is one of four types that can each be characterized by unique features. These types are classified as migraine, tension, allergy, and cluster headaches. Read on to understand headache pain at the front of the head and how to identify each type....(more)

What is a Headache?

Headaches are annoying and, in some cases, extremely painful. Anyone can suffer from headaches, but fortunately there are many treatments for people who get constant headaches. If you or someone in your family is experiencing headaches often, then learn the facts. Here is some information on what exactly a headache is and how you can go about treating one properly....(more)

Is Alcohol Causing Your Headache?

If you suffer from intermittent, or chronic headaches, you may wonder what is triggering them. In many cases, regular alcohol consumption can be a major cause. Whether you find yourself suffering from a hangover the next morning, or suffering from migraines during unexpected times, examining your alcohol intake can help you alleviate your headaches. If you have wondered exactly how alcohol plays into your headaches, below are some common questions and their answers....(more)

Signs

Migraine is More Than Just a Headache

Migraine is more than just head pain. Migraine consists of symptoms occurring before head pain, unpleasant symptoms occurring during the time of head pain, and symptoms after head pain has resolved....(more)

Headache Warning Signs

Headaches are often simple manifestations of stress in your body. They usually go away on their own and don't cause much of a problem. However, headaches can also be a sign or symptom of a bigger issue. Here are five warning signs that accompany headaches and that should propel you into action. If you experience any of these warning signs, you should notify your healthcare provider....(more)

Migraine Auras: What You Should Know

Migraine headaches can result in debilitating pain, causing you to stop whatever you are doing to find a dark and quiet room until the migraine goes away. Recognizing the prodrome, or early warning signs, that a migraine is starting to form can help you take a preemptive strike against the pain to reduce the severity or length of your migraine. Migraine auras are a common warning sign that a migraine is looming. Auras can be either visual or sensory in their presentation. No matter their presentation, auras provide a clear indication of what is ahead as well as whether your migraines deserve medical attention. Read on to learn more about migraine auras and treatment....(more)

Managing

Keeping a Migraine Headache Calendar

Migraines can be a chronic and dehabilitating condition caused by painful headaches. While migraines usually only last one day, they can, in some cases, afflict patients for days on end, causing them to experience sensitivity to light, extreme pain, and even nausea. There are many different types of headaches as well, and they can respond to triggers and environmental changes. One way that doctors work with patients to understand and prevent migraines is to have them keep a migraine headache calendar. Keeping a migraine headache calendar can help identify patterns and allow you to prevent further painful experiences....(more)

Quick Tips For Managing Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common forms of chronic pain, and if you have suffered from one you know how hard it can be to function during the experience. People of all ages, backgrounds, and professions suffer from headaches periodically, and some are severe enough to cause nausea, vomiting, and a strong urge to get in bed. There are a variety of causes for them, such as sinus pressure, lack of sleep, tension, dehydration, and others. Luckily, along with the causes are many remedies or ways to manage your headaches once they strike. The next time your head begins pounding and you need fast relief, try one of these tips....(more)

Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Headaches

According to the scientific journal Current Pain and Headache Reports, chronic headache is defined as more than 15 headaches each month. Headache sufferers often complain of blurred vision, extreme nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Although there are many painkillers available on the market, they don't always work consistently. Furthermore, patients must usually deal with a host of side effects that accompany prescription and over-the-counter drugs. If you prefer a more natural route to a headache-free life, there are many ways to manage your chronic headaches without resorting to medication....(more)