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Why do people get headaches? Like what causes them.

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 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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Please answer! what would cause me to get black spotted vision and and a strong headache?

Please answer! what would cause me to get black spotted vision and and a strong headache?

Migraine: The most common cause of such symptoms at your age would be occipital migraine in which there are visual defects in 1/'2 of the vision, flashing lights and other visual changes. The condition lasts minutes to 2 hours in most cases with restoration to normal afterwards. Headache can be associated but many occur without headache. ...Read more

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What would cause my headache to actually get worse when i lay down? It's also keeping me awake...

What would cause my headache to actually get worse when i lay down? It's also keeping me awake...

If all your tests : Are negative, your headache is either from muscle strain/tension or arthritis in your neck spine possibly causing pinched nerve. Also check your blood pressure (normally below 130/85). God bless u! ...Read more

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What could cause a very mild headache in a 23yo female most days doesnt get worse no ther symptoms?

What could cause a very mild headache in a 23yo female most days doesnt get worse no ther symptoms?

Headaches: The most common causes of headaches are tension and migraine type headaches. For a young lady, migraine may be slightly more common. This would cause throbbing or pulsating on one side of the head, associated with nausea or sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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I get headaches everyday what is the cause?

I get headaches everyday what is the cause?

Many different poss: Could be blood pressure, could be hunger, stress, etc. Try to narrow down times and days. Take BP also when getting headache. ...Read more

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What causes someone to get headaches and dizziness?

What causes someone to get headaches and dizziness?

Headaches: Migraine headaches may present with dizziness at times. However these symptoms are not exclusive of migraines. Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment as other more serious conditions need to be excluded. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I get headaches before bed at night, not really painful but more of an annoyance. It feels like pressure. What can be the cause of this?

I get headaches before bed at night, not really painful but more of an annoyance. It feels like pressure. What can be the cause of this?

Stress: Consider destressing by doing something relaxing when you come home. Some prefer exercise, swimming, walking, planning a holiday, writing personal notes to dear friends, staring at the stars... Relaxation has to be built into our lives proactively. ...Read more

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Could latex balloons cause me to get headaches and get sick?

Could latex balloons cause me to get headaches and get sick?

Possibly: Some people are have allergic reactions to latex, getting allergy symptoms of rash, breathing difficulty, itchiness, headaches, fatigue, etc. Additionally, some people are sensitive to the powder found on latex products. Reactions to the powder can be similar to the reaction to the latex. Seek the help of your family doctor or allergist for possible testing. ...Read more

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I get horrible headaches while eating. What could be the cause?

I get horrible headaches while eating. What could be the cause?

You MAY have a: food sensitivity or allergy to something you are eating. Great Plains Lab in Kansas has as good food sensitivity panel. You can read up on it on their website. Your doc can do some lab testing also. Peace and good health. ...Read more