What is it?

A tension headache is the most common type of headache. It can cause mild, moderate, or intense pain behind your eyes and in your head and neck.
Most people who experience tension headaches have episodic headaches. These occur one or two times per month on average. However, tension headaches can also be chronic.
Many factors can contribute to the development of tension headache, such as lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, poor posture, emotional stress, eye strain, poor health and more.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Stress Headache
- Tension-Type headache (TTH)

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include:
* dull head pain
* pressure around the forehead
* tenderness around the forehead and scalp
The pain is usually mild or moderate, bilateral, nonthrobbing, without nausea or vomiting.


The diagnosis of tension headache is based upon clinical impression and your description of symptoms. There are no diagnostic tests specific for tension headache. your doctor may order additional tests to rule out other conditions, including head imaging.


* lifestyle changes: drink more water, avoid lack of sleep, Relaxation techniques and more.
* Analgesic drugs like paracetamol, aspirin, NSAID's and more.
* preventive therapy with drugs such as certain anti-depressants.
* other treatments: psychotherapy, Acupuncture, Biofeedback.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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