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Tips on Treating a Tension-Type Headache
Over-the-counter medications are the first line of defense for treating the common headache. Some other methods:
Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the forehead, eyes or temples.
Use a warm towel to relax neck and shoulder muscles.
Take a warm bath or shower to help relieve tension.
Rest in a quiet, darkened room.
Use simple relaxation techniques: breathing deeply, relaxing your muscles and using visual images.
Exercise for 30 minutes three times a week. Any aerobic exercise slows your heart rate and releases painkilling chemicals in the brain.
Get enough sleep; sleep can relieve headaches.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.