This topic is about finding and avoiding triggers for tension headaches. For information on finding and avoiding triggers for migraine headaches, see Migraines: Finding and Avoiding Triggers.
You can have fewer
headaches-and less pain when you do get them-by finding out what things, or
triggers, bring on your headaches. You can try to avoid triggers to
prevent tension headaches. To prevent headaches:
Use a headache diary(What is a PDF document?) to find your headache
triggers. Keeping track of what you
do every day-the foods you eat, the stress you feel, the
weather, and other things-can help you find a
pattern to your headaches. This helps you know what to avoid to
To avoid your triggers, try to:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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