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Why do I get headaches alot?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
15 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Other causes can be musculoskeletal alignments, TMJ/Bite issues, and food or environmental allergies.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Headaches

Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things.
See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches.

In brief: Headaches

Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things.
See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Vague

Certainly need a lot more info.
Duration, intensity, location. Keep a pain diary if you can and document your headaches.

In brief: Vague

Certainly need a lot more info.
Duration, intensity, location. Keep a pain diary if you can and document your headaches.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

Stress, visual changes, food ingestion, exposure to pollutents all can cause headache.

In brief: Many causes

Stress, visual changes, food ingestion, exposure to pollutents all can cause headache.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Love Diaries

Especially when I GET to read them. And that almost always seems to be the case with my headache patients since they're eager to get an assessment on how well they filled out their logs & what does it all mean? KUDOS to Dr. Minich for being one of the first PMD's I've seen on this network recommending patients use such a diary.
If you would like my clinic's version- I'm happy to send you one.

In brief: Love Diaries

Especially when I GET to read them. And that almost always seems to be the case with my headache patients since they're eager to get an assessment on how well they filled out their logs & what does it all mean? KUDOS to Dr. Minich for being one of the first PMD's I've seen on this network recommending patients use such a diary.
If you would like my clinic's version- I'm happy to send you one.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your doctor.

Keep a log for a few weeks of when you get the headaches, where they are in your head how severe, how long they last.
....... This will help your doctor.

In brief: See your doctor.

Keep a log for a few weeks of when you get the headaches, where they are in your head how severe, how long they last.
....... This will help your doctor.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neck muscle spasm

Have observed that people with chronic neck muscle spasm complain of headaches.
So do women with large breasts. A unifying cause seems to be a chronically tilted head. Look in mirror to see if one shoulder lower. Do you pull bra strap up on one side? Is trapezius muscle (body builders call traps) on one side larger (pinch the edge), taut, & painful to palpation, i.e., beset with muscle spasm?

In brief: Neck muscle spasm

Have observed that people with chronic neck muscle spasm complain of headaches.
So do women with large breasts. A unifying cause seems to be a chronically tilted head. Look in mirror to see if one shoulder lower. Do you pull bra strap up on one side? Is trapezius muscle (body builders call traps) on one side larger (pinch the edge), taut, & painful to palpation, i.e., beset with muscle spasm?
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Get checked out

A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary.
Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.

In brief: Get checked out

A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary.
Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Osman Farooq
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