Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Q Do We Know Why Headaches [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Q Do We Know Why Headaches [...]

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Q Do we know why headaches and migraines occur? The exact cause of migraines isn't known, but headaches are known to have many causes. These include dehydration, poor posture, sensitivity to foods or smells, eyestrain, toothache, earache or even missed sleep can trigger them.

Q What steps can people take to prevent them happening? The NHS has provided some tips to help avoid headaches*: Get plenty of rest if you have a cold or the flu Drink plenty of water Exercise when you can Try to relax - stress can make headaches worse If you experience migraines, we would advise patients to write a pain diary, this can highlight common trends around when the migraine is occurring. For instance, they might notice that they are experiencing a migraine when they eat certain foods, for example cheese might be causing the migraine and this could indicate intolerance. …

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