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« on: 27/03/2008 11:14:14 »
Personally I don't get headaches that often... Actually I hardly get them, but when I do.. Boy they are painful..
It's like the head is being crushed sideways!

Why is this?  ???


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2008 11:55:35 »
wow.. this is a very broad question

there are different types and intensities of headache, broadly primary and secondary.

Primary headaches are not associated with any underlying problem (illness, trauma, infection etc) and can be caused by too much blood flow

Migraines are usually caused by reduced blood flow to the cerebral cortex.
Tension headaches are caused by muscular strain in the neck, head or back.. or by emotional stress
there's also cluster headaches which may occur over a period of weeks.. can be caused by changes in blood flow..


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« Reply #2 on: 29/03/2008 12:54:29 »
Ohh so there's loads of different reasons..!
Darn lol.. I don't know what causes mine!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/03/2008 13:51:45 »
Ohh so there's loads of different reasons..!
Darn lol.. I don't know what causes mine!

"Compulsive posting" is the answer.  ;D
Nice to see you around Hurricane Seany!

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« Reply #4 on: 29/03/2008 14:02:33 »
Heh heh..

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« Reply #5 on: 29/03/2008 14:02:50 »
Oh, Nice to see you again ikoD ;D
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/03/2008 14:06:53 »
Heh heh..

::)

More than 2 posts per minute as usual!
I would get a headache right away...
Did you wright your first book in the last few weeks of...
Quiet?  ;)
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/03/2008 14:08:38 »
I wrote my book in the last many couple months!! ;D

I have been writing a book, what about you iko? ;D
 

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« Reply #8 on: 29/03/2008 14:13:33 »
I wrote my book in the last many couple months!! ;D

I have been writing a book, what about you iko? ;D

Reading, working...few notes. No book!  :(
I told you to become the youngest Author in this world forum!
You seem to be all set.
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« Reply #9 on: 29/03/2008 14:15:09 »
LOL same.. No book ;D
 

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« Reply #10 on: 29/03/2008 14:21:12 »
Yes.. But Simulated is giving me too much pressure!!! and Benep.. ;D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 29/03/2008 14:30:23 »
Yes.. But Simulated is giving me too much pressure!!! and Benep.. ;D

They are teasing you, young Hurricane: there is no billion pounds prize
for the top poster in this forum!!!   ;D ;D ;D

But if you are smart enough...well, I heard of something really cool
awarded once a year in Europe...actually in Stockholm, Sweden.


If you are patient enough -nobody is at your age- you may go through the Marshall&Warren story:
Documentaries, interviews and video online. All free and just on your desk...you lucky generation!!!
« Last Edit: 29/03/2008 14:47:18 by iko »
 

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« Reply #12 on: 29/03/2008 14:49:30 »
I believe dehydration is a big cause of headaches
 

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« Reply #13 on: 29/03/2008 14:54:12 »
I believe dehydration is a big cause of headaches

It certainly is, and 'hangovers' are a typical example:
alchohol inhibits vasopressin, kidneys do not readsorb
water and salt and a bulk of fluids is...lost.

Hi friendos!

It's a neuro-hormonal mechanism, if my memory is right...
Inhibition of Vasopressin production to be more precise:


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Biology of a Hangover: Vasopressin Inhibition
When alcohol is consumed, it enters the bloodstream and causes the pituitary gland in the brain to block the creation of vasopressin (also known as the antidiuretic hormone). Without this chemical, the kidneys send water directly to the bladder instead of reabsorbing it into the body. This is why drinkers have to make frequent trips to the bathroom after urinating for the first time after drinking.
According to studies, drinking about 250 milliliters of an alcoholic beverage causes the body to expel 800 to 1,000 milliliters of water; that's four times as much liquid lost as gained. This diuretic effect decreases as the alcohol in the bloodstream decreases, but the aftereffects help create a hangover.

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« Reply #14 on: 30/03/2008 11:38:50 »
Yes.. But Simulated is giving me too much pressure!!! and Benep.. ;D

They are teasing you, young Hurricane: there is no billion pounds prize
for the top poster in this forum!!!   ;D ;D ;D

But if you are smart enough...well, I heard of something really cool
awarded once a year in Europe...actually in Stockholm, Sweden.


If you are patient enough -nobody is at your age- you may go through the Marshall&Warren story:
Documentaries, interviews and video online. All free and just on your desk...you lucky generation!!!

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« Reply #15 on: 30/03/2008 11:39:29 »
I believe dehydration is a big cause of headaches

Yup yup.. But I don't dehydrate that easily.. :D Ohh maybe that's why I don't get frequent headaches
 

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« Reply #16 on: 30/03/2008 15:36:20 »
*sigh*  I have the mother of all headaches right now! [xx(]
 

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« Reply #17 on: 01/04/2008 22:53:10 »
LOL LOL LOL... Sorry! But being 2 days later now. I'm assuming it's fine now ;D
 

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« Reply #18 on: 24/05/2008 12:24:28 »
What about bangs on the head as a possible cause for headaches??

Colds can cause them because the sinuses get "squeezed" that is
what I have experienced.
 

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