What Triggers Tension Headaches?

What Triggers Tension Headaches?

Whatever the precise mechanism is that produces the headache, tension headaches are known to have a variety of different “triggers.” Exposure to any one of these triggers can lead to a headache, but different people are sensitive to different “triggers.” Here is a list of possible triggers – as you read it, think about the headaches you experience and see if any of these triggers apply [...]
What Causes Tension Headaches?

What Causes Tension Headaches?

What causes a tension headache? As far as the biomechanical mechanisms that make you feel pain are concerned, there are two schools of thought. The first school of thought states that tension headaches are primarily caused by…tension. This theory holds that such factors as stress and anxiety cause muscles in your face, neck and scalp to tense up, causing your headache. However, some researchers today [...]
Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache.  Approximately 90% of headaches fall into this category.  People with this type of headache typically feel like they have a rubber band wrapped too tightly around their head.  The level of pain can vary from mild to fairly severe–in the worst form, pain spreads from the head and covers the shoulders, neck and upper back.  Other unpleasant [...]
Skin Allergies

Skin Allergies

Skin allergies are the result of many different factors. It may be a pet, a particular food, or a reaction to medications. Skin allergies can be embarrassing as well as itchy and painful. While they can’t be eliminated, they can be treated. There are several types of skin allergies. Dermatis is the inflammation of skin. It is generally a rash resulting from contact with metals, chemicals, rubber, [...]
About Food Allergies

About Food Allergies

Food allergies are among the most dangerous types of allergies out there. It is the result of the immune system not reacting properly to certain foods, or certain ingredients in foods. The most common food allergies are nuts, milk, and eggs. Some people just feel ill when they consume something they are allergic to. Others experience swelling in the face, and swelling in the body, closing air paths. [...]
Are You Allergic to Dogs?

Are You Allergic to Dogs?

Allergies affect millions of people each year. An allergy to pet dander is one of the most common types. They can cause you to feel very uncomfortable. Symptoms include watery eyes, dry mouth, and itchy skin. More severe symptoms include hives, asthma attacks, and difficulty breathing.  Ironically, a person can have a dog for a length of time without any symptoms. Then suddenly, they begin. It never [...]
Are You Allergic to Cats?

Are You Allergic to Cats?

Cats are one of the most beloved pets in the world. For some who enjoy the company of a cat, the allergic reaction they get from them is too much to handle. They symptoms of such allergies include itchy skin, red and dry eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, and difficulty breathing. However, if your allergies didn’t arise until after you had your cat for awhile, it can be very difficult to have to give [...]
All About Allergies

All About Allergies

Allergies are the inflammations that result from the sensitivity to certain objects, called allergens. The inflammations occur when the immune system reacts to that particular object. People all over the world suffer from allergies. There are many types of allergies. The most common are seasonal allergies that are the result of certain trees, plants, or pollens in the air at certain times of the year. [...]
Are You Allergic To Food?

Are You Allergic To Food?

Food allergies are the most common and prevalent type of allergy. Up to 12 million Americans suffer from some type of food allergy. The most common culprits are eggs, fish and shellfish, peanuts and other tree nuts. Children are most commonly allergic to the same foods but with the addition to milk and other dairy products. Corn and corn products also commonly cause allergic reactions in children. Most [...]
What Is An Allergy?

What Is An Allergy?

There’s a lot of talk about allergies. But just what is an allergy and what causes them? Why do some people have them while others don’t? And why are people with one allergy more inclined to have many? The immune system is set up to protect our bodies from harmful, foreign substances. Like viruses and bacteria (dirt and germs). Sometimes the immune system doesn’t develop properly or is just oversensitive [...]
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