Tension Headache Tension headache has been defined by the Ad Hoc Committee on classification of headache as an “ache or sensation of tightness, pressure, or constriction, widely varied in intensity, frequency and duration: long lasting and commonly suboccipital (base of skull at the back), associated with sustained contraction of skeletal muscles, usually as part of… Read More
Menstrual Migraines Migraine attacks occurring in women during menstruation are often more severe than attacks occurring at other times. The fluctuation in hormonal levels during the menstrual cycle and especially prior to menstruation is believed to make the sufferer more susceptible at that time. Some researchers report an ‘oestrogen priming’ effect during a womens normal… Read More
According to Researchers and the American Headache society, regular moderate exercise is beneficial in preventing Headache and Migraine frequency in most sufferers. This is thought to be due to the effects of exercise in releasing endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers), reducing blood pressure and improving the body’s resilience and physiologic control. It is essential howvever… Read More
Latest Migraine Treatments. A number of new treatments have become available in recent years, including painkilling drugs and botox, which the Food and Drug Administration has approved for treating people who have migraines at least 15 days a month. In March 2014, the FDA also approved a nerve-stimulating headband, the so-called Cephaly device to treat… Read More
TYPES OF HEAD PAIN
TIPS TO HELP SUFFERERS
A common observation of sufferers is that sometimes a particular food causes headpain, whereas at other times it does not. This highlights the concept that many cases of headache and migraine have a number of ingredients, not simply one cause.
Visual symptoms such as an inability to handle bright light, and white streaks in the visual fields known as ‘Fortification spectra’ are amongst the most common symptoms of Migraine. Pain in the head also usually accompanies Migraine, but not always. If you are unsure as to what type of problem you have, you can seek… Read More