To understand the worst type of headache, a migraine, it helps to have a basic understanding of why we experience
headaches, what we can do about them, and what some of the misconceptions about headaches are.
Headaches are most often the result of biochemical changes in the brain. These changes are caused by a number of
factors, including chemicals (natural to the body or from food that was eaten), stress (physical and psychological)
and environmental factors like continuous noise or even the weather.
For those rare people who suffer chronic and severe headaches, the continuous pain and nausea can become
debilitating to the point that they are depressed, undergo changes in behaviour, and withdraw from their friends and
While almost all headaches have a non-life threatening origin, sudden violent headaches, or very severe headaches
that recur over and over, are reason to visit your doctor, who may order tests to determine the cause and nature of
The most important thing that consumers should know about headaches, is that while they can8217;t be 8220;cured8221;, they can be coped with. Sometimes that coping mechanism can be as simple as fresh air, a walk, more sleep, or dietary