Steps to Soothe A Headache

Millions of people are plagued by daily headaches.

Some are new sufferers, while others have spent a lifetime battling the pain.

Doctors say many believe their headaches are related to stress, but serious medical problems can actually cause headaches.

Rheumatoid arthritis, brain tumors, infections, blood vessel abnormalities, aneurysms, high blood pressure, sinus problems, lung disorders and even Lyme disease can all cause headaches.

A CAT Scan or MRI can rule out serious problems.

If migraines are your problem, there are steps to ease the aches.

Dr. Fred Freitag explains, "Regular sleep habits, regular dietary habits, regular aerobic exercise, eating foods that are rich in magnesium and B vitamins."

Dr. Freitag says anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen and naproxen, are the best over the counter medications to combat headaches.

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