Do you almost always run on too little sleep? Do you have sleep problems or a sleep disorder? If so, your brain may be taking a toll: lack of sleep side effects include brain damage and problems with cognitive function.
A cluster headache typically lasts for about six to 12 weeks, and in between attacks there may be periods of remission that last weeks, months, or even years. In some people, cluster headaches can be chronic for up to a year or more with very few (and very brief) remissions.
Serotonin is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems. Having one or more of the eight serotonin deficiency symptoms discussed here will be a strong clue that you may indeed
Not all headaches are cause for concern. You might suffer an occasional migraine, head pain from a stiff neck, or the after-effects of an extra glass of wine you imbibed the night before. You simply take a few aspirins or another medication and the pain in your brain subsides.
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, there’s no doubting what it is. The pain can be excruciating and debilitating. Once the pain is gone, many sufferers are saddled with a “migraine hangover,” in which they feel drained. Migraines are distinguished by moderate to severe pulsating pain, usu-ally on one side
Over a lifespan, celiac disease symptoms tend to shift from primarily gastrointestinal ones in children (diarrhea, bloating, pain) to “non-classical” or “subclinical” ones in adults (fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness/tingling in the fingers and toes). Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly if a patient has other
An ice pick headache—the type that causes a stabbing pain and usually centers in the temple area or around the eyes—is very rare. For most people, thankfully, it’s brief. In 80 percent of ice pick headache sufferers, symptoms last from one to 10 seconds. For those prone to ice pick
If you tend to develop a headache while exercising or start feeling a headache after you exercise, it’s likely that you’re suffering from the exertion headache phenomenon. You’re more likely to experience an exertion headache if you also suffer from migraine symptoms, which can also stem from vigorous exercise.
Whatever the mechanisms that might underpin dehydration headaches, there is scientific evidence that can help reassure you that you aren’t imagining them. What causes dehydration headaches can be as simple as not having consumed sufficient fluids.
Likewise, dehydration headaches may happen because lack of fluids causes shrinkage in brain volume. This
It can be difficult to exercise when you are in chronic pain. But studies show that a key piece of advice for how to help migraines and other headaches is to keep up with a manageable exercise plan.