The most common triggers fortension headachesare physical and emotional stress.
Sometimes stress is caused by conditions such asanxietyanddepression. If you think you may have anxiety or depression, talk with your doctor. If you treat these conditions, you may get tension headaches less often.
If you have tension headaches, ask yourself if you are:
Other possible tension headache triggers include:
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