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Better ways to calm chronic headache


Have you been having a headache nearly every day?
Known as chronic daily headache, researchers are now calling for more home solutions to treat this than taking pills.

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A headache is termed chronic if it occurs 15 days or more than a month, for at least three months. Doctors from Harvard Medical School now advise that you consider other methods to help ease headache by using a cool compress on the forehead or a heating pad on tight muscles in the neck.

According to the Harvard Medical School, women are twice as likely as men to experience this. They also advise that massage, ultrasound and relaxation exercises may help keep headache at bay.

Recent research has shown that more than a quarter of migraine sufferers have specific triggers, including food with food additives and colourings connected to the headache. If the headache is accompanied by fever, stiff neck, confusion, seizure, double vision, weakness, numbness or difficulty speaking, it’s time to see a doctor.

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