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Why Do Get Headaches
Many reasons: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Various causes: Headaches could be a rather simple annoyance or very complicated. There are many factors causing headaches. Also, a headache could be a sign of another disease process or be the disease itself. Some examples include simple tensions headaches, vascular headaches (e.g. Migraine), tumor related headaches, spine related headaches, etc. A qualified physician needs to assess this properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a workup.: If you are having frequent headaches, the most likely cause is your neck. Chronic condtions like sinus problems, muscle tension, spasms, allergies, can all contribute. Since most ha come out of extension of cervical issues, have your neck and head checked out. Treatments are plentiful for these triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities : There are many types of headaches and myriad causes for them to develop. Muscle tension and spasms, vascular spasms, food triggers, over use of headache medications and cervical spine joint disease are some of the possible causes. If you find them debilitating and interfering with your life, i suggest consulting a physician experienced in treating chronic headaches for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Factors: Dehydration especially after alcoholic drinks, sleep deprivation, and "jet lag" all contribute to these headaches. Try to keep you activities as "normal" as possible to minimize these headaches.Allow time to adapt to the local time zone. Try to adjust to your return time zone prior to actually getting home. ...Read more
Migraines?: Some pts who have migraine do find that aerobic exercise can either initiate or worsen headaches. However, neck problems, and even sinus infections can create head pain with exercise. If the headaches occur when your arms are elevated such as pull-ups or military weight lifting, you could consider thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is migraine, preventative measures will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This or that: There could be multiple causes such as fatigue, eye strain, underlying reading difficulties that cause fatigue, concentration difficulties. First step for someone getting headaches while reading would probably be to start by going to an ophtalmologist to rule out visual problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HAs on Train: Some people are prone to motion-related has, others are sensitive to the fumes/vapors that accompany them. I assume you don't get these on a car or bus? How about on a bike or motorcycle? Assuming not, you might try preventative analgesic use - tylenol or nsaids - before the rides. What type of headache is it? Migraine? Cluster? If migraine, take a migraine formulation before you ride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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