Head ten­sion

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Q I often get headaches that my GP has de­scribed as ten­sion headaches. What can I do? Patti, 38 A This is the most com­mon form of headache and is prob­a­bly caused by mus­cle ten­sion in your neck and scalp.

Anx­i­ety can be a trig­ger, and re­lax­ation ex­er­cises can help. Painkiller­s might not work too well, but drugs such as an­tide­pres­sants – which have mus­cle-re­lax­ing prop­er­ties – can help.

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