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Should I drink lots of water to prevent tension headaches?

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If you’re dehydrated, you’re more likely to get a tension headache. Drink several glasses of fresh, filtered water each day, even if you’re not thirsty. It also helps to eat foods that are naturally rich in water, like most fruits and vegetables.

From: Tension Headache Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCES:

American Migraine Foundation: “Tension-type headache.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tension Headache.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tension-type Headache.”

NHS Choices: “Tension-type headaches.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Headache Triggers and Tips.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Tension Headaches.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Migraine Foundation: “Tension-type headache.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tension Headache.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tension-type Headache.”

NHS Choices: “Tension-type headaches.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Headache Triggers and Tips.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Tension Headaches.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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