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How could tension headaches be treated?

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In brief: Preventive

Depends how many headaches you have in a month.
Otc are fine, but if you overuse you can get into medication overuse headache cycle. Preventive medications are helpful if the headaches are significant.

In brief: Preventive

Depends how many headaches you have in a month.
Otc are fine, but if you overuse you can get into medication overuse headache cycle. Preventive medications are helpful if the headaches are significant.
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
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In brief: Relieve tension

Start by identifying causes of tension & stress.
These can range from posture while sitting in front of a computer to emotional stress/anxiety. Identifying triggers helps focus tx. Some examples of tx include: regular exercise, stretching, yoga, meditation, prayer, massage, journal writing. Otc meds can help these ha's too, but if you can avoid/deal with them w/o lots of meds, so much the better.

In brief: Relieve tension

Start by identifying causes of tension & stress.
These can range from posture while sitting in front of a computer to emotional stress/anxiety. Identifying triggers helps focus tx. Some examples of tx include: regular exercise, stretching, yoga, meditation, prayer, massage, journal writing. Otc meds can help these ha's too, but if you can avoid/deal with them w/o lots of meds, so much the better.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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