What is the major cause of headache?

Headaches can be caused by a

Headaches can be caused by a wide variety of factors, from stress to caffeine withdrawal, to not enough sleep or even more serious health problems. The best thing to do if you have frequent headaches is to start tracking them in a headache diary.

Write down when you have them (time of day, day of the week, etc), describe them (how painful are they on a scale of 0-10, is the pain sharp or dull,and where the pain is located (over both temples, or just one, for example), as well as how long it lasts. Is there anything that makes it worse or better? Make an appointment with your health care provider to go over your journal and help chart the next right step.

One caveat however - most physicians suggest that if you are having an excruciating - worst headache of your entire life - kind of headache, then you should seek emergency medical attention.

There are two reasons you would want to take care of chronic headaches before pregnancy - first you want to rule out any health issues, plus you will want to limit the amount of pain medication you are taking.


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