headache pain

MSG Side Effects and How to Avoid Them

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a brain stimulant that was originally extracted from seaweed in 1908. Most commonly associated with restaurant Chinese food, it is used pervasively as a flavor enhancer in fast foods, frozen meals, canned soups, and potato chips. This additive can be extremely harmful: MSG side effects range … Read More

Exertion Headache? Consider the Causes and Try These Treatments

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. Exertion … Read More

Concussion Symptoms: Here’s How to Identify Them

A concussion is more than a knock on the head that makes your mind foggy for a while. Research has linked concussion with a greater risk for dementia in older age, while other studies suggest that the concussions many teen athletes sustain while playing sports such as football and ice … Read More

Headache Cures: 9 Strategies to Ease the Pain

Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches. More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a … Read More

Do Triptans Work for Migraine Headaches?

Triptans are effective for the treatment of migraine headaches, according to one of the most comprehensive review of studies ever published. The findings, based on the results of 133 trials between 1991 and 2012, were reported in a 2015 edition of the journal Headache, the official publication of the American … Read More

Ocular Migraine: Headache or Not, It Can Be Disturbing

What is an ocular migraine? If you're unfamiliar with the term, you might size it up pretty quickly as a severe headache centered in the area of your eyes. You would be partially right. After all, the word “ocular” comes from the Late Latin word ocularis—literally “of the eye”—and dates … Read More

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