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Migraines & headaches overview

Migraines and other types of headache - such as tension headache and sinus headache - are painful and can rob you of quality of life. Migraines affect around 15% of adults in the UK. Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. Headache remedies include various types of pain killers. Migraine treatments may also include anti-sickness drugs and medications to prevent or stop headaches.

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Headaches basics

Headaches are one of the most commonly experienced health problems, affecting around 10 million people in the UK.



There are many different types of headache, with different symptoms and causes.



In most cases, headaches are nothing serious and either clear-up on their own or can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.



However, if the pain is severe, keeps coming back or affects daily life, seek medical advice.

What types of headaches are there?

Headache types include:

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