Intracranial Hypertension

Heads UP – Episode 73: Intracranial Hypertension and Headache

September is Intracranial Hypertension Awareness Month! Intracranial hypertension can cause headaches and other symptoms that can be confused with migraine disease. Dr. Lindsay Weitzel and Dr. Vincent Martin discuss symptoms, causes, and treatments related to this disorder. Intracranial Hypertension Headache…

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Waking with Headaches "Every Day without Fail"

Waking with Headaches "Every Day without Fail"

Q. For about six months I have been waking up with what are, for me, unusual headaches—at the front of my head above my eyes. They start in the very early morning between 1 am and 3 am and are…

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Cocoa Helpful for Headaches?

Cocoa Helpful for Headaches?

Chocolate is a headache trigger for many people, yet, in a surprising twist, it turns out that its essential ingredient—cocoa—may actually be beneficial for headache. Theobroma cacao—the botanical name for cocoa—has already been shown to improve hypertension and glucose metabolism….

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Ask the Expert: Constant Headache After Car Accident

Ask the Expert: Constant Headache After Car Accident

Q: My husband was in a car accident five years ago and suffered a brain injury and many broken bones. He now suffers with constant chronic headaches which are gradually worsening over time. The doctors said all his injuries have…

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High Blood Pressure Linked to Fewer Headaches

High Blood Pressure Linked to Fewer Headaches

In an unusual twist, high blood pressure may actually be beneficial, at least when it comes to headaches. According to a recent report, patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) were up to 40% less likely to have migraine and other…

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Ask the Pharmacist: Always Have a Back-Up Plan

Ask the Pharmacist: Always Have a Back-Up Plan

Q. Recently I needed treatment in the emergency room (ER) due to a really bad migraine attack. I only have one drug to use at home when an attack strikes and someone at the hospital said that I need two…

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Reader's Mail: Hypertension and Headache

Reader's Mail: Hypertension and Headache

Q. I was diagnosed with migraine syndrome after a hospital admission with aura, inability to speak and blood pressure of 200/99. Until this experience I was a person who had never had blood pressure above 120. That was three years…

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

High blood pressure is called the “silent killer,” because there are few physical symptoms of high blood pressure. However, hypertension can be a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure can cause headache, but in general is…

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