Everything You Need To Know About Headaches And Migraines

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A 1998 study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health found that people with advanced degrees suffer more often from tension headaches than the less educated. Still, it is probably safe to say that everyone gets a headache at some time in their life, no matter who they are.

As one of the authors of the study said:

“Tension headaches are very common and have a large impact on society in terms of days lost from work and decreased ability to work effectively.”

There also other types of headache that are not so common. Here is a list of resources to read more about them:

Menopause Headaches: There are so many special symptoms linked with menopause that it can be hard to keep track.

Rebound Headaches: Headaches that may be caused by overusing pain medicines, or too much caffiene.

Headaches during Pregnancy

Thunderclap Headaches: Despite its amusing name, can be a very serious problem.

Weather Headaches: Also called barometric pressure headaches.

Orgasmic Cephalalgia: (sex headaches)

Sports Injury Concussion Headaches: one of the most telling symptoms of a concussion is the headache.

Ice Pick Headache: a momentary, sharp pain that happens either once or several times a day at irregular intervals.

Hemicrania Continua: constant, moderately intense, one-sided headache.

Cluster Headaches: severe pain, usually isolated around one eye or one side of the head.

Migraine: needs no introduction

Foods to Avoid for Migraines: Migraine sufferers have reported a decrease in symptoms and occurrences when they avoid eating certain foods.

Ocular Migraines: a form of migraine affecting vision.

Infographics by: MountSinaiNYC. Photo by Mislav Marohnić/flickr

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