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Why Do People Get Headaches Like What Causes Them
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
Migraine Physiology: Migraines are caused by inflammation affecting different structures in the head. When inflammation affects blood vessels, vascular features such as light, sound, movement and smell sensitivity occur. When inflammation affects nerve cells in the brain, auras and complex neurological symptoms occur. Several medications are useful for quick results. Lifestyle changes improve inflammation long term. ...Read more
Probably migraines: The most common cause for frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Oftentimes these can cause nausea, light sensitivity, and fatigue in addition to the pain. There are good treatments available--you might benefit from going on a preventative agent to reduce frequency/intensity of pain, and an acute agent to take when you get the headache (ie a triptan ie imitrex). ...Read more
Many factors: The most common mouth ulcer is the aphthous ulcer (cancer sore), a breakdown in the integrity of the epithelial lining inthe mouth. While sodium lauryl sulphate, a foaming agent used in toothpastes is known, anti tartar/whitening pastes can also. Infectious agents can contribute, chronic irritations, saliva ph. Your immune system also has to be vulnerable, which can be cyclical for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a headache: Headaches are caused by a process of inflammation of brain structures. The area initiating headaches is in the brain stem. When stimulated, it releases inflammatory neurotransmitters. An adjacent structure is the center for nausea and vomiting which is inflamed by the transmitters released, triggering your feeling of being sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus headache: You can try over the counter allergy medications such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra. They work well in conjunction with a sinus rinse ( www.Neilmed.Com). If you're still having headaches, then you should see your primary care provider to see if you have a sinus infection. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
True Migraine?: When people are having trouble with chronic headaches, proper treatment is based on proper diagnosis. The word "migraine" is not the same as "bad headache". If you are having frequent bad headaches, the underlying cause could be your neck, sinus issues, allergies, etc. Get the right treatment for the correct underlying issue so you can get control of your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause not known: The headaches are called cluster because they come in clusters for a few weeks or months then then disappear for moths or even years only to come back again in next cluster. They often occur several times a day lasting usually less than 30 minutes and awqken the patient from night sleep. There are medications and oxygen to treat these during the duration of cluster. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are hick-ups(or hiccups), what leads to them and how do you get rid of them?
Many reasons: Hiccups are intermittent contraction of your respiratory muscle called diaphragm. Any reason that causes irritation of the phrenic nerve( nerve that supplies diaphragm) and sometimes certain foods can cause it too. If they are persistent you will need to see your physician to rule our any serious causes of hiccups. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Please see below: You might benefit from seeing neurologist with an interest in the treatment of the headaches. Imaging studies of the brain might be necessary for the baseline. Knoledge of the intensity, frequency, duration, localization and medication response of the headache will help your doctor to choose the right treament for you. ...Read more
Short and sweet, how do I get rid of or prevent sulphur burps?
I don't need to know what causes them or where they come from, I already know..
Sulphur burps: Eliminating the cause of the burps usually gets rid of them. ...Read more