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By: Kadence Buchanan

Headache statistics in United States are shocking. According to the American Headache Society, every ten seconds a person enters an emergency room due to severe pain related to a headache or migraine; more than one billion dollars is spent on over-the-counter drugs purchased to treat headaches and migraines; and lost work because of suffering from the migraine disease costs annually more than thirteen million dollars only in the United States.

These being only a few of the thousands of statistics that are currently available about headaches and their impact, people tend to wonder how come and although we are able to travel to outerspace we cannot find a solution to problems like migraines and common headache. Although advertisers claim to promote that "miracle medication" that will alleviate any pain associate with common headaches or migraines, neutral statistical data suggest that even with the new medications being introduced the new drugs are still not working.

Headache is the term used most often to describe pain that is felt in the head. Scientists have divided headaches into two main categories: 1) Primary, headaches that occur exclusively of other medical conditions and 2) Secondary, headaches that occur as a result of other medical conditions. Further categorizations in the primary headaches directory describe migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. Although primary and secondary headaches can be felt anywhere inside the human head, they are perceived differently from one individual to another, and their range of occurrence varies from frequent to rather sporadically.

Whether or not people use similar or diverse descriptions for classified headaches belonging to the category, headaches can occur as the outcome of a variety of causes. Most usually, medication, lifestyle choices, dietary habits, environmental issues, physical practices, and hormonal issues, have been reported to result in mild or severe headaches incidents.

Today, healthcare providers can begin making specific diagnosis when they are provided with the necessary information regarding the frequency and the type of pain resulted from the reported case of headache. Whether or not you do or have experienced any type of headache over the recent past, try to find the cause of your physical discomfort by asking a medical care provider to give you more information. Headaches are not an issue one can easily ignore. Treat yourself with respect and request as much information as possible in order to find the best possible solution in treating your headache problem.

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