If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
The most common triggers for tension headaches are physical and emotional stress.
Sometimes stress is caused by conditions such as anxiety and depression. 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:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine|
|Last Revised||June 14, 2013|
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