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Migraines & Headaches Health Center

Features Related to Migraines & Headaches

  1. Seasonal Changes and Cluster Headaches

    The changing of seasons can trigger cluster headaches, which happen one or more times a day for a few weeks or months. Cluster headaches are common in the fall and spring, when we adjust our clocks for daylight saving time. They're also common in January and February, when the days are short, and in

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  2. How to Treat Mild Headache Pain

    When you have a headache, there are many ways to get relief. Act fast and you can keep your headache from getting worse. Many tension headaches, which are triggered by stress, fatigue, anxiety, and anger, can be stopped in their tracks with store-bought painkillers. Try one of these: Acetaminophen A

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  3. Tension Headaches

    You don't have to let tension headaches get in the way of work or play. Medicine and stress relief can help. Here's how to know when you've got one and how to get relief. People often describe it as a pressing or tight band around their head. "Experts originally called it a tension headache, because

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  4. Treatments for Tension Headaches

    Medicine, stress relief, and keeping up a healthy lifestyle are some of the best ways to treat and prevent your tension headaches. Your first step is to make sure you've really got a tension headache. Usually it causes tightness or pressure in a band-like area around your forehead and head. The pain

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  5. Treating Your Migraine Headache

    You've got lots of choices to ease your painful migraine. Your doctor will want to find out more about the timing and strength of your headaches before suggesting a treatment plan for you. Anne H. Calhoun, MD, partner and co-founder of the Carolina Headache Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, suggests you

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  6. Sex and Migraines

    Migraines can be tough on every aspect of your life, including romance and intimacy. "One study found that about one-quarter of patients mentioned that migraines affected the frequency or quality of sex," says Joshua M. Cohen, MD, director of education in the department of neurology at Mount Sinai W

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  7. Get Migraines? Find Your Food Triggers

    If you're one of the 38 million Americans who regularly get migraines, you probably want to do all you can to figure out why. People often blame what they eat. But there's really no proof that diet triggers migraines. Still, experts agree that many things can cause them -- including a particular foo

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  8. 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraines

    Lisa Jacobson was standing in her kitchen, cooking dinner and wearing some unusual garb -- sunglasses and earplugs. She was using these to block out the light and subdue the noise that aggravated the vicious migraine stabbing at her eye.  It wasn't the first time  the 56-year-old had donned these it

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  9. Avoid Exercise-Related Migraines

    Talk about a double-edged sword. There are so many benefits to exercising if you're prone to migraines. But for some people, a sweat session can actually trigger one of these painful pounders. On the plus side, "Exercise is a potent stress reliever, and stress is commonly linked to migraine attacks,

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  10. Lifestyle Tips to Manage Migraines

    Brian Carter, 41, had his first migraine in his 20s. "I worked from home, and I'd try to keep working but couldn't," he says. "I'd get nauseous. Doing anything felt painful, so I'd lie down and put a pillow over my head." Sound familiar? If you're one of the 36 million Americans who get migraines, y

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