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Headaches

Headaches
June 25, 2014

What is the difference between a tension headache and a migraine?

A headache is a headache, right? Wrong! There are many different types of headaches and it's important to differentiate between them so that you can get the right treatment AND know when to seek medical assistance! (more…)
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Headaches
January 8, 2014

Have a headache? know when it’s time to see a doctor

Headaches are a common affliction many people deal with on a regular basis. However, should you be concerned about your headaches and when should you see a doctor? There are many causes of headaches and seldom are they related to something severe, like a brain tumour. Most headaches can easily be treated with home remedies or a trip to the local pharmacy. Headaches are often caused by colds, eye-strain, sinus infection, dehydration, low blood sugar or stress. Dr. Albert Viljoen suggests taking an over-the-counter painkiller with a glass of water when you get a headache. However, if you notice any…
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Headaches
November 22, 2013

6 Ways to treat a migraine

Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache. Botox also provides a useful means of effectively and safely treating headaches.  Try these useful tips the next time you experience a headache! Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; a nap, or a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage. Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to…
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Headaches
November 18, 2013

Botox used to treat chronic migraines

A few years ago, the idea of injecting toxins from pig's meat into your face to look pretty, was largely frowned upon (no pun intended). Today, though, Botox has made its way up the ranks, and many housewives (not all desperate) book regular visits to their aesthetic practitioner for facials, peels, and the 'quick lunch-hour injection'. As more and more patients use the product with excellent results, Botox's use is dramatically being de-stigmatized. Botox and Chronic Migraines However, apart from preserving the youthful appearance of thousands of women (and men), this controvertial drug has now also been approved by the…
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