A Simple Case Of Chronic Headaches

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People often regard tension negatively possibly because it is an occurrence usually associated with negative situations or experiences. It is even sometimes regarded as a state of mind. Tension is actually a natural functioning of muscles. Unlike its negative connotation, this physiological occurrence mainly serves as a protective act of maintaining the muscle’s state despite […]


Low Testosterone And Headaches Migraines

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As a registered nurse I attend many classes, and recently had a small revelation about the relationship between age and the incidence of migraines headaches. Our teacher said that migraines headaches hardly ever appear after the age of 55, and that migraines headaches are related to hormones and hormone change. I found this remarkable, since […]


Aromatherapy Mother Nature S Treat For Migraine Headache Sufferers

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Nearly 18 percent of American women will suffer at least one migraine headache every year. These painful headaches are often accompanied by vomiting and nausea or visual symptoms such as flashing lights or dark circles in the field of vision. Migraine headaches are caused by expansion of the blood vessels in the head. This serious […]


Using Probability In Medical Diagnosis A Headache Example

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Experienced clinicians begin the process of making a diagnosis upon first laying eyes on a patient, and probability is one of the main tools they use in this process. A glimpse “behind the scenes” from the point of view of a diagnosing physician might help to explain an otherwise mysterious process. The diagnostic process can […]


Immediate Treatment For Tension Headaches

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Tension Headaches were renamed from tension-type headaches, and were referred to as stress headaches, are one of the most common forms of headaches. These may occur at any age but the most victims of these are adults and adolescents. A tension headache may occur periodically or daily. When tension headache appears in less than fifthteen […]


Top Migraine Triggers Revealed

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(c)Mayur Vibhakar – All rights reserved. When it comes to migraine triggers, sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you don’t do. Below is a list of the top migraine triggers and further information on them. As always, make sure you consult your physician before changing diet or implementing new methods to […]


Have A Headache See Your Dentist

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Headaches Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic headaches or Migraines? Usually these people have seen a variety of different doctors, with little if any relief. Their symptoms are being treated, but the cause of the problem still persists. Ever thought about seeing your dentist for a migraine? Well that is just one […]


Bias In Health Information Understanding The Agendas

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Writers of medical advice–including columnists, insurance companies, governmental agencies, medical organizations, drug companies and even practitioners–are all biased. They always have agendas. They all choose to write about certain topics and not others. They make choices about what to include in their articles, what to leave out and how to state their cases. They’re all […]


Sharp And Prickling Cure For Tension Headaches

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Medications containing butalbital are some of the most commonly prescribed medicines for the relief of many types of headache such as tension headaches. The drug is usually combined with either acetaminophen or aspirin, and some caffeine. Acetaminophen reduces fever and eases pain. The caffeine in the drug helps de-constrict blood vessels. The constricted blood vessels […]


Chronic Daily Headache Same Old Same Old

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“Chronic daily headache” (CDH) refers to the unhappy situation in which headaches are present at least fifteen days per month. Headaches can even occur every day or almost every day. CDH is more of a category than a final diagnosis, and different, recognizable patterns of headache are included in this category. It is important to […]


Quandary Of Being A Woman And Having Hormones And Headaches

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It is a little known (or little recognized) fact that women experience are more likely to experience headaches than men do. Science believes that women may have more painful headaches than men, as well. Naturally, there are a number of factors that come into play when considering an individual’s chances of developing headaches, and the […]


Menopause And Headaches

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During the mid-life phenomenon known as menopause, changes in headache type, duration and intensity are more common. Throbbing, explosive headaches can pain the sides of your head, and your energy become totally depleted. The slightest opening of an eye can cause a ripple of pain to burst on one side of your fragile head, leaving […]


Headaches And Botox Injections

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Most people are unaware that the use of Botox for the prevention of migraine headaches came about purely by accident. It all happened through the use of Botox by plastic surgeons. Patients undergoing plastic surgery, who were also experiencing headaches, noticed that their injections of Botox helped with their migraine headaches. Botox, also known as […]


Helpful Tips Offering Relief From Migraine Headaches

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Migraine headaches affect millions of individuals around the world. They are extremely painful and hard to bear. Migraines can last anywhere from one hour to three or four days. Within that time, it may literally be impossible for migraine suffers to function properly. Although relief might not come right away, there are many options available […]


Living With And Treating Migraine Headaches

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Stress leads the list of all psychological triggers for migraine headaches and may be the most common migraine trigger of all. Understanding stress and how it effects your life could help you cope better with migraines. Think of specific things you can add to or take away from your daily routine to reduce stress and […]


Medication Overuse Headaches The Vicious Cycle Of Analgesic Rebound

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Victims of frequent headaches often take painkillers frequently. And when their headaches occur even more often, they respond by taking painkillers more often, too. After a while, they might notice (though often don’t) that they’re taking painkillers almost every day. In short, they’re taking medicine more and more frequently and yet experiencing more and more […]


Migraine Headaches Are Pain Killing Drugs Worth The Risk

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All drugs are dangerous. Before a person suffering with a migraine headache takes an over-the-counter medication they should be asking the question “Is the possible benefit worth the risk of taking that drug?” William Osler, M.D. once said “The person who takes medicine must recover twice; once from the disease and once from the medicine.” […]