According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. If you're one of those Americans, you know how debilitating a headache can be. Not all headaches should be dismissed as a minor annoyance, however, and can be a symptom of a bigger underlying problem. What's causing your headache?
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Because they share similar symptoms, migraines are commonly misdiagnosed as what type of headache?
Question 2 of 20
What is the most common type of vascular headache?
Question 3 of 20
What is not a migraine trigger?
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You may think your headache is no big deal, but if it's sudden and severe, it may be a symptom something is very wrong. Approximately what percent of headache sufferers who find themselves in the ER discover their headache is due to another condition?
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What can overuse of analgesics such as ibuprofen or aspirin cause?
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Dull, achy headaches that are worse in the morning, cause vomiting, worsen with exercise (or even just kneeling) and don't respond to headache medications may be a sign of what illness?
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What type of headache typically begins suddenly and severely with steady, sharp and burning pain on one side of the head?
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What percentage of migraine suffers are women?
Question 9 of 20
Your blood vessels rapidly constrict and then dilate, triggering trigeminal nerve pain. You have sudden pain in your forehead. It's not a migraine -- what is it?
Question 10 of 20
What tool do medical professionals use to evaluate kids and teens for migraines?
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What might a headache accompanied by fatigue, difficulty concentrating and a general feeling of sluggishness indicate?
Question 12 of 20
Which nerve is the largest sensory nerve in the head?
Question 13 of 20
Orgasms have been known to cause what type of headache?
Question 14 of 20
Headaches that are accompanied by a clicking sound when you open and close your mouth are usually caused by all of the following except:
Question 15 of 20
Besides dental decay, what can a toothache indicate?
Question 16 of 20
Headaches tend to plague dieters and anyone who misses a meal -- what's the cause?
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A recent blow to the head leaves you with a headache combined with loss of balance, trouble concentrating and ringing in your ears. What might be your diagnosis?
Question 18 of 20
When a headache is accompanied by neck stiffness, fever and an altered state of consciousness, what could that indicate?
Question 19 of 20
Chewing, laughing, talking, even a cold breeze, may trigger this type of head pain:
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