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Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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User gender
8 out of 14 users are male.
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Female6
Male8
Other0
Survey Participants: 14
User age
The most common user is 21-30 years old.
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< 212
21-306
30-405
40-501
50+1
Survey Participants: 15
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Depression.
Patients
Depression2
High blood pressure1
Survey Participants: 3
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Patients
Once a week5
Twice a week3
Five times a week1
Everyday1
Survey Participants: 10
User smoking habit
12 out of 14 users do not smoke.
Patients
Smoke2
Do not smoke12
Survey Participants: 14
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
Patients
Never11
One drink a day1
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day0
Once a week0
Twice a week0
Once a month2
Survey Participants: 14
User body weight
5 out of 12 users report being overweight.
Patients
Overweight5
Not overweight7
Survey Participants: 12
User well-being
8 out of 14 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Patients
Significant pain in the last 3 months8
No significant pain in the last 3 months6
Survey Participants: 14
User profession
The most common user profession is Engineer, IT or Software.
Patients
Engineer, IT or Software7
Other4
Banker2
House Maker2
Government service1
Entrepreneur1
Survey Participants: 17

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FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

New technology stimulates a nerve in the neck to help ease the rare but painful syndrome

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This page was last updated on 4/25/2017.
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