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Headache

Headaches come in a range of types and severities—a tight band of tension, pain behind your eyes, a throbbing migraine, or that rush of brain-freezing cold when enjoying an ice cream cone.

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Severe headaches can be caused by headache syndromes, medication overuse, underlying medical conditions, decreased/increased pressure and arterial problems.

Headache relief, including medication, natural and therapeutic remedies for ordinary headaches (i.e. tension headaches) or other common types of headaches including sinus and migraine headaches. Learn about the different approaches to alleviate your headache symptoms and how to determine when medical care may be appropriate for your condition.

What characteristics of a headache are concerning vs not? We interviewed a renowned Harvard doctor to get the answers

Headaches are very common and can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. But some types of headaches, like migraines, can be extremely painful and need to be treated by your doctor, and others may require emergency treatment.

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Understand throbbing headache symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.

Understand your headache symptoms with Buoy, including 10 causes and common questions concerning your headache.

A comprehensive guide on headaches, whether it's a headache after eating, a workout, or due to an illness.

Find out how to treat your cluster headache

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Sex headaches are caused by sexual activity and feel like a dull ache in your head and neck that builds up as sexual excitement increases; they are mostly harmless.

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Thunderclap headache symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness & weakness. Learn about the serious thunderclap headache causes and risk factors.

A tension headache feels like pressure pain around your head as opposed to headache pain in one spot. How to diagnose a tension headache and avoid them in the future.

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Migraines are throbbing headaches that are often accompanied by nausea, fatigue, and sensitivity to light and noise. They tend to recur. There are treatments available to try to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

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A comprehensive guide to causes of headache on top of the head including ways you can treat the throbbing pain.

This article will review the symptoms, causes, management, and prevention of exertion headaches. Exertion headaches occur during or after strenuous physical activity and other activities that increase abdominal pressure, such as sports, sneezing, or intercourse.

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