what are headaches?

Question by booomboom: what are headaches?
What exactly causes the pain and why?
Whats happening to the brain during a headache?
What’s the body doing during headaches?
as in cells or something.

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Answer by oosmileoo19
during headaches, the blood vessels in the area surrounding your brain, and well, your head are shrinking. this can be caused by lots of things, stress which causes an over production of hormones and can mess with your head, literally, dehydration- which shrinks blood vessels throughout the body and this includes the head, the pain can be alleviated by rehydrating or giving yourself a little massage on your forehead to promote the circulation of blood throughout the region
hope that helps

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One Comment on "what are headaches?"

  1. *Beba*
    16/03/2014 at 5:05 pm Permalink

    There is no single cause for tension headaches.In some people, tension headaches are caused by tightened muscles in the back of the neck and scalp. This muscle tension may be caused by:

    * Inadequate rest
    * Poor posture
    * Emotional or mental stress, including depression
    * Anxiety
    * Fatigue
    * Hunger
    * Overexertion
    An episodic tension headache may be described as a mild to moderate constant band-like pain, tightness or pressure around the forehead or back of the head and neck.

    These headaches may last from 30 minutes to several days. Episodic tension headaches usually begin gradually, and often occur in the middle of the day.

    My Hubby sometimes got really bad ones.. The kind that feels like a bang, bang, u can feel throbbing and I would give him either a pinch of salt or a pinch of sugar and it would go away. Not sure if it was because he wanted it to work or not.

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