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What to know about positional headaches

A positional headache is a type of headache that usually occurs when sitting or standing up and goes away fairly shortly after lying down. Positional headaches are also known as orthostatic, postural, and low pressure headaches. Leaks of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are often the cause of positional headaches, but several other conditions can cause them. […]

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What to know about caffeine withdrawal headaches

Caffeine withdrawal headaches develop after someone who usually consumes caffeine stops consuming it or cuts back on their intake too quickly. Consuming caffeine resolves caffeine withdrawal headaches, but other home and over-the-counter remedies can also ease symptoms. Here, we look at the causes of caffeine withdrawal headaches, other symptoms, and how to treat caffeine withdrawal […]

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What to know about headaches after exercise

People may develop a headache after exercising for a variety of reasons. Dehydration, exercising in heat or at high altitudes, or muscle tension can all lead to headaches after exercise. In some cases, an underlying condition could be causing a headache after exercising. In this article, we look at possible causes of a headache after […]

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What can cause pain in the temple?

Pain in the temples is very common. While many factors can cause it, this pain most often stems from stress or tension. Temple pain can result from an underlying medical condition, though this is rare. Over-the-counter pain medication and lifestyle changes can often relieve pain in the temples. If a person has additional symptoms or […]

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What to know about pressure in the temples

Pressure in the temples can be a symptom of a headache or migraine episode. It can also result from stress, blocked sinuses, or tension extending from elsewhere in the body. If a person experiences persistent pressure in the temples, this may indicate an underlying health issue. This article explores possible causes of pressure in the […]

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What are migraine auras?

Migraine auras are sensory symptoms that can occur before or during a headache. They tend to take the form of visual and physical disturbances or sensations. Migraine with aura is a type of migraine headache. Sometimes, however, auras can occur without the physical pain of a headache. The aura stage of a migraine episode usually […]