Tension headaches

Tension headaches are known as muscle-contraction or stress headaches. When you are emotionally stressed, you are often tense, and muscle tension is the source of many headaches.Tension headaches Tension headaches Also fluctuations in your normal sleep and meal schedule may set off tension headaches.

Tension headache occurs about 69% of men at some point in their lives. This medical condition is characterized by a dull pain that is mild to moderate in character. The pain is steady rather than pounding or throbbing, and it can last anywhere from 15 minutes to a week.

A tension headache strikes on both sides of the head and it’s usually impossible to pinpoint the exact center of pain. Often your upper back, jaw, and neck muscles will feel tense, and you might have tight sensation around your scalp as well. Sometimes there is a lot of vise-like pressure. Tension headaches are brought on mainly by stress or fatigue. Eye strain, emotional problems, caffeine withdrawal, grinding your teeth, and even gum chewing can all provoke an attack, as can poor posture or sitting in front of your computer for a long period of time.

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