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Headache Causes and Risk Factors

A number of factors, from genetic to environmental to lifestyle, can influence your risk for headaches. Learn about common triggers and what you can and can't control.
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Infections That Cause Headaches and a Fever
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What Is an MSG-Induced Headache?
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Benign and Serious Causes of Headaches After Pregnancy
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Are Your Headaches Due to Low Vitamin D?
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An Overview of Swim-Related Headaches
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Causes of New-Onset Headache After 50
How Weather May Trigger Headaches
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Common Headache Triggers You Can Avoid
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Can an Orgasm Cure Your Headache?
Coping With a Hangover Headache
Hangover Headache Causes and Treatment
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What Triggers Cluster Headaches?
How Headaches May Develop At Work
Causes of Headaches at Work
How Your Computer May Cause a Headache
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Occipital Neuralgia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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How to Prevent Headaches From Cleaning Products
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What is a Caffeine Withdrawal Headache?
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How a Headache May Be a Sign of a Stroke
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Headaches as a Symptom of Depression
How a Bleeding Tumor in the Pituitary Gland May Cause a Severe Headache
How a Pituitary Tumor May Cause a Severe Headache
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Cocktail Headache: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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Headache From Coughing (Valsalva Maneuver)
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Hypoglycemia and Headaches
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Understanding Dehydration as a Headache Trigger
Headache is a Dominant Symptom of Acute Mountain Sickness
How Acute Mountain Sickness Causes Headaches
Gum Chewing May Be Linked to Headaches in Children
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Does Salt Intake Cause Headaches?
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Coping With Noise-Triggered Headaches
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How Fasting Causes Headaches
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Headache With a Rash May Be Meningococcal Meningitis
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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Overview
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Migraine With Aura: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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Common Causes of Axial Neck Pain
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Getting a Headache From a Pinched Nerve
What Causes Cluster Headaches?
Causes of Cluster Headaches
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Unique Secondary Causes of Forehead Pain