4 Kinds of Headaches and Easy Ways to combat them

Muscle contraction, tension, and vascular changes cause 90% of headaches. Occasionally, however, a headache indicates an underlying intracranial, systemic, or psychological disorder. Throbbing, vascular headaches — migraine headaches — affect up to 10% of Americans. Migraines usually begin in childhood or adolescence and recur throughout adulthood. Migraine headaches tend to run in families and are more common in women than in men.

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Causes of Headaches

Most chronic headaches result from muscle tension caused by:
• Emotional stress or fatigue
• Menstruation
• Environmental stimuli (noise, crowds, bright lights).
Other possible causes include:
• Glaucoma
• Inflammation of the eyes or of the nasal or paranasal sinus mucosa
• Diseases of the scalp, teeth, extracranial arteries, or external or middle ear
• Vasodilators (nitrates, alcohol, histamine)
• Systemic disease
• Hypertension
• Head trauma or tumor
• Intracranial bleeding, abscess, or aneurysm.

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