Holiday Stress and Depression

The holidays are a time for joy and gathering with the family. They are also a time of stress and tension as you run shopping errands and try to organize a large meal for an even larger family. The extra energy it takes to manage this chaotic time of year can result in stress headaches […]

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What Causes Winter Headaches?

Seasonal headaches can be extremely uncomfortable. Many people have migraine triggers that involve aspects of the fall and winter seasons that are hard to avoid. The strong smell of burning leaves, the intense cold, or extremely bright reflection of the sun off the snow are all well-known migraine triggers. Even though you may not be […]

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Do I Really Have a Migraine?

Migraines and chronic headaches can both produce intense headache pain. The fact is, though, that they are two totally different conditions. People often refer to their headaches as migraines, but in most cases, all they are experiencing is an extremely intense headache brought on by an illness or tension. A trip to the headache specialists […]

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Does A Healthier Diet Really Get Rid of Headaches?

High levels of stress, dehydration and the exposure to environmental toxins are common triggers of migraines and chronic headaches. Constant exposure to certain elements in our environment can lead to chronic headaches that recur frequently. Today, many people are beginning to realize that their diets are full of additives and preservatives that can cause toxic […]

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Pulsating Headaches: Understanding When To Get Help

Headaches come with a variety of symptoms and are characterized by different types of pain. Tension headaches are characterized by intense pressure and often feel as if there is a tight band encircling the head. Bending over can intensify headache pain, as can bright lights and strong odors. Headaches that pulse and tend to accompany […]

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Gluten Free: The Relationship Between Celiac Disease and Headaches

Your diet provides the essential nutrients your body needs to function. Some components in food, however, can cause adverse reactions in the body that can lead to different types of headaches. While caffeine, or the lack of it, can be a major source of headache pain, gluten is another element that can trigger headaches. People […]

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction May Help With Migraines

Among the 36 million people that suffer from migraines, there is a high demand for non-pharmaceutical treatments. There are preventative drugs available to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines as well as medications to treat them. However, migraine sufferers have many reasons to avoid medications, not the least of which are side effects that […]

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Electric Muscle Stimulation is a Safe, Non-Invasive Headache Treatment

Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is just one of the non-invasive headache treatments that we offer at Houston┬áHeadache Institute, often in conjunction with other medicinal treatments. Mostly known for its use in back and neck pain treatment, EMS has proven effective against migraines and chronic headaches. Also, headaches originating from muscle tension or temporomandibular joint dysfunction […]

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Migraine Genetics: What Do I Do If it Runs in My Family?

Are migraines hereditary? Unfortunately, in some cases, they are. Our genetic makeup affects us in many different ways and certain genes can affect how your body responds to specific types of stimuli. Additional research is still needed to understand the exact causes of migraines, but researchers have already learned that because of certain alterations in […]

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Sleeplessness and Headaches

Waking up with a headache first thing in the morning is not the way anyone wants to start their day, but individuals who suffer from sleep apnea face this dilemma on a regular basis. For many, sleep apnea and snoring go hand-in-hand. They are two of the most common causes of morning headache pain. Morning […]

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