Headaches

This passage describes the different types of headaches and ways to alleviate them.

Lexile Level: 1180L

Categories: Sports & Health


One of the most common physical problems that people experience is the headache. A headache is characterized by pain, which can range from mild to severe, in any part of the head. Headaches may arise from any one of many conditions, or they may be caused by a combination of factors. One very common cause of headaches is tension or stress, but headaches may also be a result of dehydration or caffeine withdrawal. Other common causes are sinus congestion and eye strain. Less common causes are meningitis, hypertension, and brain tumors. Migraine headaches, generally considered more complicated than common headaches, can occur on either or both sides of the head. They are often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light. For most headaches, over-the-counter pain relievers will alleviate pain, but prescription medications are often necessary for migraine and other severe headaches. As common as they are, headaches should be taken seriously, and headache sufferers should consult their doctors before pursuing any kind of treatment.


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