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Headaches
August 18, 2020

Botox used to treat chronic migraines

Apart from preserving the youthful appearance of thousands of women (and men), this controversial drug can also be used to treat patients who suffer from chronic migraines, sweat and jaw clenching.
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
March 19, 2019

How to prevent and treat early-morning headaches

Waking up with a pounding headache is not a great way to start the day. Headaches are very common. In fact, research shows that tension headaches and migraines are the second and third most prevalent disorders in the world.
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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
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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Healthy Lifestyle
June 11, 2014

Our top 8 Hello Doctor tips

We’re all about giving you actionable health tips, and over the past year we’ve posted hundreds! We’ve covered everything from male and female health, exercise, nutrition and pregnancy to chronic health conditions and more! These are our Top 8 Health Tips, based on feedback you’ve given us on social media. What’s your favourite Hello Doctor tip? (more…)
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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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