Health Tip: Have Headaches? Speak to Your Doctor

Health Tip: Have Headaches?  Speak to Your Doctor

Health Tip: Have Headaches? Speak to Your Doctor

Learn as much as possible about your condition

(HealthDay News) -- A headache is generally recognized as having pain or discomfort anywhere in the head, scalp or neck. It can be a symptom of everything from minor stress to a life-threatening stroke.

Learning all you can about your condition is a first step on the road to treatment and prevention. The National Headache Foundation suggests:

  • Learn as much a possible, such as what's probably causing your headaches and how to prevent them.
  • Focus on the most important questions, and get answers to less important questions later.
  • Voice any concerns or fears about your headaches to your doctor.
  • If you don't understand something, ask the doctor for an explanation.
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