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How many Americans suffer from tension headaches?

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Up to 80% of adults in the U.S. get tension headaches from time to time. About 3% have chronic daily tension headaches. Women are twice as likely to get them as men.

From: Tension Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Headache: Hope Through Research."

National Headache Foundation: "Tension-Type Headache."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Tension headache."

American Headache Society: "Types of Headaches."

University Health Services, University of California, Berkeley: "Tension Headache Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 6, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Headache: Hope Through Research."

National Headache Foundation: "Tension-Type Headache."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Tension headache."

American Headache Society: "Types of Headaches."

University Health Services, University of California, Berkeley: "Tension Headache Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 6, 2018

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