Causes of Headaches and Migraines
There are many different types of headaches and migraines that people suffer from, and the causes for each vary as well. Some of the common headaches and migraines and their respective triggers include:
Tension Headaches: Often caused by stress, muscle strain, or anxiety.
Migraines: Triggers can include certain foods, alcohol, changes in caffeine intake, and hormonal fluctuations.
Cluster Headaches: The cause is unknown but can be very severe and tends to occur in clusters for a period.
What are the symptoms of headaches and migraines?
Headaches and migraines are similar, howoever their symptoms do vary slightly.
Headaches: Can range from a dull ache to sharp pain, usually felt on both sides of the head.
Migraines: Throbbing or pulsing pain, usually on one side of the head, with heightened sensitivity to light and sound, and sometimes accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
Risks of untreated Headaches and Migraines
Frequent headaches or migraines can affect quality of life, productivity, and overall well-being if left untreated. Migraines, in particular, can be debilitating and interrupt daily activities.
What treatment options are available?
Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription medications are common.
Lifestyle Changes: Managing stress, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, and staying hydrated can help.
Therapies: Physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage may offer relief.
Our telehealth team of doctors and nurses can help find the right treatment option for you. They’ll take into consideration your medical history, symptoms, triggers and more to ensure that you get the best care possible. Our team can even refer you to specialists if they deem it appropriate.
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