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From minor tension headaches to severe migraines, the articles in this section explain what's behind your headache and how it can be effectively -- and safely -- treated.

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 Can changing my lifestyle help my headaches?

Changing your lifestyle can help you gain control of your headache pain. Learn how to live better and manage your headache with tips from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could alcohol cause my headaches?

Cluster headache pain can be triggered by alcohol. Learn more about cluster headaches and alcohol from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could caffeine trigger my migraines?

Caffeine is believed to trigger migraines. Learn more about caffeine and migraines from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could chocolate cause my migraines?

Chocolate causes migraines that are triggered by caffeine and phenylethylamine. Learn more about chocolate and migraine from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could food additives cause my migraines?

Food additives in your favorite dishes could be causing your migraines. Learn more about food additives and migraines from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could foods with tyramine cause my migraines?

Foods with tyramine can trigger migraines for some people. Learn more about tyramine and migraines from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could food trigger my migraines?

Foods that you eat everyday could be the reason behind your migraines. Learn more about food and migraines from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could hormones cause my migraines?

Your hormones could be causing your reoccurring migraines. Learn more about hormones and migraines from Discovery Health. See more »

 Could the drugs I use cause headaches?

Drugs could cause of your migraines and your doctor can help you find out. Learn about drugs and headaches from Discovery Health. See more »

 Does the way I respond to stress have an effect on my headaches?

Your response to stress might be the cause of your headaches. Learn more about headaches and responding to stress from Discovery Health. See more »