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Medical Condition:
Headache
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There are three main types of headache: The vast majority of headaches are not of a serious nature:

  • Vascular – migraines, high blood pressure, and headaches associated with high temperature

  • Muscle contraction (tension) – these result from the person holding their shoulders and neck in a tense manner as a result of bad posture, anxiety or stress

  • Inflammatory - these are ones which are a symptom of a problem i.e. meningitis

Most headaches can be relieved by over the counter medicines. If however it is of a chronic (persistent) nature or sudden in onset with sickness medical help should be sought.


 

 

Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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