Are My Headaches From Allergies?
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, headaches are among the most common health complaint of Americans, and while some headaches are due to allergies, most are not. There are two types of headaches linked to allergies: sinus, and migraines. It is important to visit your doctor first before ruling out whether or not the particular headache pain you are suffering from is due to an allergy, or another trigger.
So, if the headache is not being triggered by an allergy, then what else could be causing your headache?
If you want to prevent headaches, it is important that you are aware of some of the most common triggers which may lead to a headache. Everyday Health states that you can prevent headaches by avoiding these common causes:
- Sensory overload
- Too much sleep, or not enough sleep
- Excessive exercise
- Hormonal changes
- Not eating frequently enough
- Eye strain, or sitting at computer
- Food additives
In order to properly determine what may be causing your headaches, it is important to seek out the opinion of a specialist. A neurologist is a specialist who treats migraines, and is trained in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain.
At Texas Institute for Neurological Disorders, we have a variety of neurology specialists who can help. Our providers perform a variety of procedures to treat migraines, one such example is: Botox. Botox can help chronic migraines by blocking the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This helps to reduce muscle contraction in that area of injection for a certain period of time. Every patient is different, and our providers focus on treating one patient at a time to determine the best treatment plan for you!
To learn more about our providers, and their various specialities visit our Provider Page.
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