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A 27-year-old female asked:

why do i often get headache when i skip even single meal and go out in summers plus especially during travelling?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Drop in Blood Sugar: A drop in blood sugar levels can lead to a headache and if your body is used to regular times for meals it will experience a slight drop at the time you generally eat. Since your brain needs fuel in the form of glucose to function, it may cause a headache to develop. If you know you will need to skip a meal or delay eating, plan ahead by taking a light snack to tide you over!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Howmany types of headache are there?

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Dr. Justin Fuehrer
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Many: There are a multitude of different types of headaches, depending upon how one classifies them. Different types include, but are not limited to:cluster headache, migraine headache, tension headache, NSAID rebound headache, sinus headache, and others.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Family doctor: A primary care md (family physician, internal medicine ) is a good starting point, dependending on the success of treatment or findings you might be referred to a neurologist etc.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Could my newly painted walls be giving me a headache?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Paint exposure: Yes. Exposure to chemicals in paint can cause headaches and other illness.
A 33-year-old member asked:

When should I seek help for headache symptoms?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Symptoms interfere: If you answer yes to the below questions - you should seek help. Are you having 3->4 headaches/week? Are your headaches keeping from going to work multiple days/month? Are your headahes one-sided associated with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea? Have you ever had transient visual loss, motor weakness or slurred speech? Are your headaches associated with your periods, or with certain foods /red wine?
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's an airplane headache like?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Likely pressure.: Sometimes, on an airplane, when it descends too fast or goes up too quickly, the air pressure changes too soon and your inside pressure cannot accomodate quick enough, so this results in painful headaches. That is why people chew gum as it helps equalize the pressure faster by opening up your eustacian tubes. That way air preswsure equalizes and the pain goes away.

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