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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
November 30, 2018

Foods that trigger headaches

Your head has been throbbing the entire day and you have no idea why. Before popping a pill, you should probably check your diet. Healthy food can boost your health and make you feel good, but certain foods can also cause headaches. What’s more; eating habits like fasting, skipping meals and dehydration could also all be headache culprits. Here are a few of the most common headache and migraine food triggers. Cured meats Deli meats like ham, sausage and hot dogs are convenient lunch and breakfast options but these cured meats contain preservatives called nitrates, which is what helps preserve…
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
June 6, 2018

5 unusual causes for headaches

You’ve been hit by a sudden storm of pain. Your head is pounding and you have no idea why. What could have triggered your headache? Headaches are categorised as primary or secondary headaches. The most common types are primary headaches that include tension, muscle and cluster headaches. These are caused by spasms in the neck muscles. Secondary headaches happen when an external factor triggers the sensitive pain nerves in the head. This could a hangover, a concussion, dehydration, blood clots, brain freeze (ice-cream headaches) and the flu. There are also a few unusual reasons for headaches: Your hairstyle Sure, that…
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
December 8, 2017

6 types of headaches and how to treat them

It’s crunch time. Exams are around the corner and your stress levels are through the roof. This, unfortunately, also affects your concentration levels and you find yourself with a headache at the end of each day. According to research conducted by The Headache Clinic, 18% of women and six percent of men suffer from migraines. A headache is not just a headache. There are different types, caused by different things. Popping a pill to ease the tension isn’t always enough; you should identify where your head hurts and know which treatment is best to get rid of the ache. Headache…
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
February 28, 2017

Is this a migraine or a sinus headache?

You feel the familiar throb of a headache beginning and just like that your day is ruined. Everyone gets a headache from time to time, and they can vary tremendously in severity to disrupt your life. It’s important to know the type of headache you have so that you can treat it properly. It’s easy to confuse a migraine and sinus headache, but there are differences. Your sinuses are air-filled spaces inside your forehead, cheekbones, and behind the bridge of your nose. When they’re inflamed, it’s usually from an allergic reaction or infection. These conditions make your sinuses swell, creating…
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Headaches
June 25, 2016

5 practical ways to prevent a migraine

The cause of a migraine is up for debate. Some experts think it may be due to…let’s stop right there! We know that when you have one, you don’t care why you have it, you just want it to disappear! With the pain and discomfort, your first thought is probably to take medication, but prescription migraine medications are expensive and have side effects. So here are some practical ways to prevent migraine: 1. Change your diet. Foods that can trigger a migraine include: cheese, red wine, chocolate, caffeine and even egg whites. It’s important to know which of these is your…
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
December 26, 2015

Headaches: What’s causing yours?

Headaches are one of the most common ailments in the world, yet there are so many different kinds of headaches and each of them are caused by something else. We take a look at the different headaches and what you can do to treat them. A headache is a pain that stems from your head or neck – and the source of the pain can from the muscles, sinuses eyes or ears. (more…)
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Headaches
November 27, 2015

How to beat travel headaches

Taking a long road-trip or flight to your holiday destination? You’re packed, excited and looking forward to the break, but a couple of hours in, a blinding headache hits! If you suffer from headaches while travelling, we’ve got some tips to keep you pain-free! (more…)
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Headaches
September 10, 2015

Headaches? It could be your eyes!

Are you getting headaches more often than before? Do you feel them come on after you’ve been reading, researching or spending hours at your computer? If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, it may be time to get an eye check-up. (more…)
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Headaches
January 11, 2015

Why am I dizzy?

The room spins and you feel light-headed, as if you could pass out. Or maybe you walk down the corridor, when it starts feeling like you're on a ship, rocking back-and-forth. Other than that, you may not have any symptoms. What could be wrong? What causes dizziness? Dizziness can be a side effect of a minor health issue, but it can also be a sign of something more serious - here are some of the usual causes of dizziness. (more…)
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Headaches
January 2, 2015

Migraines: Tips on helping you get through it

Do you feel a headache coming or are you suffering from one right now? It's a real pain (pardon the pun), especially while you're at work. More often than not, headaches and migraines affect your productivity at work and your ability to do things when you're at home, like cook. Sometimes headaches are so strong that all you want to do is sleep. So what should you do about it? The good news is, there are ways to find relief. Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache.…
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