Stress, depression, alcohol, atmospheric pressure, VDUs and pregnancy to brain tumours - all of these can cause headaches. How can you decide which type of headache you have, and therefore how to cure it? This comprehensive guide explains in detail the different kinds of headaches and the wide range of treatments available - both conventional and complementary. It includes headaches associated with illness, such as strokes, sinusitis and flu, as well as those related to external conditions such as paint fumes, fluorescent light and pollution. Headaches in babies and young children are discussed, as are those associated with psychological anxieties and problems. The very latest information on causes and cures for migraines is also included. A few types of headache have underlying causes that are dangerous and need urgent treatment. Most are not life-threatening but just painful, annoying and in some cases incapacitating. The good news is that with this book, virtually all headaches can be controlled and avoided in the future. Dr John Lockley is a practising GP with a particular interest in headaches and migraine.
The detailed information on complementary therapies (from homeopathy and acupuncture to reflexology and herbalism) has been provided by specialist writer Karen Hurrell.show more