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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are a common symptom, but can sometimes be hard to manage. They can make it difficult to continue with your daily routine, and can affect work or family life.

Headaches can occur for many different reasons, and it’s important to see a GP to discuss your headaches and any other symptoms you have. A GP will be able to identify the type of headache, and offer advice and treatment.

What causes headaches?

There are a whole host of factors which could be contributing to your headaches. A lot of people suffer from headaches when they are feeling stressed or haven’t been maintaining a healthy diet. Some headaches have other causes, such as due to eye problems, blood pressure problems or infections. There are some serious causes of headache, which is why it’s important to see a doctor to discuss your headaches.

Book a consultation to find out what type of headache you are suffering from and how you can ease the pain.

Managing headaches

Once you have established the form of headaches you are affected by, and any lifestyle factors which can contribute to it, you can start to manage headaches and hopefully prevent them from occurring. Whether you have a certain trigger to avoid or you know to stay well hydrated at work, simple changes can help manage lots of headaches.

In some cases, doctors may recommend some form of treatment. Depending on the cause, there are some prescription medications which may help prevent a headache, or manage the symptoms when they arise.

While headache is a common symptom, it’s important to see a doctor if you have recurrent headaches, any change in your normal headaches, or other symptoms occurring with headaches. Some symptoms such as problems with vision, feeling unwell, having a fever or rash may be a sign of more serious causes and it’s important to see a doctor urgently. If you would like to talk to a babylon GP during a migraine attack or a painful spell of headaches, you can do so from home.