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Types of Headaches and How to Combat Them

Headaches are common, but if you don't know what kind of headache you have, medication could make it worse.

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When we say that something gives us a headache, we mean that it's unpleasant, much like the literal headache it's likely to cause. Headaches are one of the most common maladies, but that's no comfort when you have one.

Tension causes many headaches, and treatment usually involves taking a couple of aspirin and relaxing. But sometimes headaches become chronic, plaguing you despite your best efforts to thwart their head-splitting effects. As we'll learn later, your attempts to treat headaches will sometimes make them worse. Often, our assessment of a headache's cause is incorrect, and this leads us to attempt corrective action that gives no relief. In this article, you'll learn about headaches and how to limit the agony they cause.

Don't stare too long at the screen or pour yourself a cocktail, but do check out the next page to start learning about different types of headaches and how can you combat them.

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