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What causes cluster headaches?

What causes cluster headaches?

Unknown: No one really knows the cause but it is much more common in men where most heaches have a female proponderance the typical patient is a tall thin man who smokes! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What causes cluster headaches?

What causes cluster headaches?

Exact cause unknown: In some cases, there is a strong genetic component, but this is not consistent. Histamine is thought to play a role; injection of histamine provokes attacks in 69% of patients. Stress, allergens, seasonal changes, or nitroglycerin may trigger attacks. Risk factors include: male sex, cigarette smoking, and previous head trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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What's the symptoms of a cluster headache?

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What's the symptoms of a cluster headache?

Cluster headache: is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes. The pain of cluster headache is excruciating and it is not unusual for a patient to yell or cry. The headache is unilateral and is centered behind or around the eye with autonomic symptoms. ...Read more

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Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Can have both: A person can have both conditions, but they are not the same. They are both types of headaches. Migraine is throbbing pain or pressure, normally on one side, with nausea or light sensitivity, and sometimes an aura or warning symptom. Cluster headache is a sharp or stabbing pain behind or around an eye with tears, nasal stuffiness or a droopy eyelid or red eye. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What causes occipital headache?

What causes occipital headache?

Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Occipital headache is a term used to describe headaches which start (or are referred from) in the occiput (base of the head) area. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cluster headache?

What are the symptoms of a cluster headache?

See below:: Pain comes on without warning & may begin as a burning sensation on the side of your nose or deep in your eye. The pain peaks in just a few min. Folks describe the feeling as having an ice pick driven through your eye.The pain almost always begins in your eye and always on 1 side of your face.The eye on your affected side may tear &eyelid may droop. 1-sided nasal stuffiness/runny nose may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cluster headache ?

What are the symptoms of cluster headache ?

See below:: Pain comes on without warning & may begin as a burning sensation on the side of your nose or deep in your eye. The pain peaks in just a few min. Folks describe the feeling as having an ice pick driven through your eye.The pain almost always begins in your eye and always on 1 side of your face.The eye on your affected side may tear &eyelid may droop. 1-sided nasal stuffiness/runny nose may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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Difference between migrain, tension and cluster headaches. What is the cure., and cluster head?

Difference between migrain, tension and cluster headaches. What is the cure., and cluster head?

Very Similar: Cluster and migraine seem to have a vascular component that starts them off whereas the tension type headaches are triggered by muscle overactivity. Surprisingly, the treatments for all of these headaches are quite similar with the tension-type headache's treatment more directed at muscle tension. Prevention is generally the most successful way to deal with any headache. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?

What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?

Chronic daily HA's: If you are experiencing headaches more than 15 days per month, you have acquired "Chronic Daily Ha's", and this pattern needs to be broken up ASAP, as it will only get worse. See a neurologist who has experience with headaches, and get onto a preventative medication. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cluster headache ?

What are the symptoms of a cluster headache ?

Headaches: Symptoms include unilateral severe clusters of headaches associated with tearing and injection of the ipsolateral eye and nasal discharge. ...Read more

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What causes headaches and what kind of headache is migraine?

What causes headaches and what kind of headache is migraine?

Many Causes: Headaches can come from a variety of conditions. Migraines are usually associated with four stages — prodrome, aura, attack and postdrome though they don't have to have any or all of these. They classically have visual disturbances like shimmering images. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraines are genetically acquired headaches, usually triggered by poor sleep, stress, weather and hormone changes and certain medications. The most common trigger is diet- tyramine, nitrates/ nitrates, caffeine, msg, alcohol, etc. The best treatment includes avoidance and control of triggers. There are numerous medications to prevent and treat headaches (topiramate, triptans, betablocker, etc.). ...Read more

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

Headache- 200 types: In 2004, the International Headache Society published the Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Disorders. There are more than 200 types of headaches. Visit AHS for more information: http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/ ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

An extremely painful type of headache that is commonly described as a stabbing sensation through the eye. Such headaches usually occur on one side of the head, ...Read more