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Stress and muscle tension are some of the most common triggers of a headache (pain or aching that occurs in the head, face, mouth, or neck). Headaches are very common -- in fact, they are estimated to affect up to 95 percent of women and 90 percent of men at least once in their life.
 
There are several types of headaches, including:
 
 
Each type of headache has its own distinctive characteristics. In most cases, they can be treated easily with medications or other options.
 
(To read the full eMedTV article on this topic, click Headaches. This article takes an in-depth look at what causes headaches, other possible symptoms, and when a headache may signal a more serious disorder.)
 
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