Archive for March 11th, 2009

CAUSES OF HEADAHES: EYEPROBLEM (EYE STRAIN)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 13:15 No Comments

Focusing Normally our eyes work well, bringing an image of what we’re looking at into crisp focus on the retina at the back of the eye. Objects at different distances have to be brought into focus differently, and the way the eye changes its focus is by altering the shape of the lens inside it. [...]

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PAIN AFTER A HEAD INJURY: LONG-TERM HEADACHES AFTER INJURY

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 13:09 No Comments

As well as damage from concussion, the brain can also be injured without receiving a blow. Internal damage can occur through pressure; for example, from a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, from a stroke, from hydrocephalus, and tumours. The non-specific injury the brain receives from these can also cause post-traumatic headaches, a term which includes headaches both from [...]

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HEADACHES, STROKES: TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACKS

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 13:06 No Comments

As we discussed earlier, there is a second type of stroke-like event: Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs). These are exactly what they seem. Transient, meaning they don’t last long; ischaemic, meaning the blood supply has been cut off; attacks, meaning episodes. In other words, TIAs are like repeated strokes, which then go away after a matter [...]

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CAUSES OF HEADACHES, HERPES ZOSTER (SHINGLES): ORTHODOX TREATMENT

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 13:03 No Comments

The secret is to nip the disease in the bud. As soon as the diagnosis is made your doctor will probably prescribe some anti-viral ointments to put on new lesions as they form, and anti-viral tablets to take by mouth. Only small quantities of ointments will be prescribed because they are immensely expensive to manufacture. [...]

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TENSION HEADACHE: ORTHODOX TREATMENT

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:59 No Comments

Diagnosis of tension headache is usually quite simple. The treatment is also simple – in principle, at least. Take exercise, learn to relax, and regularly put these two things into practice. Typically, tension headaches don’t respond well to simple painkillers – not because they are a particularly severe or dangerous type of headache, or because [...]

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