Headaches affect all of us at one time or another yet few of us know very much about them. Test your knowledge about this common type of pain with our headache quiz.
Women suffer from migraine headaches three times more often than men do.
A thunderstorm or tornado can trigger a migraine in some people.
Unless you experience vision or other sensory problems (aura), you probably do not have a migraine.
Migraine headaches affect 28 million people in the U.S.
Hot dogs, processed meats, red wine and aged cheese can cause headaches for some people.
People who have "cluster" headaches are likely to share certain physical characteristics.
As many as 90 percent of all headaches are tension headaches.
Some people have headaches at the same time every day for months.
You don't have headaches when you are asleep.
Job absenteeism and medical treatment for headaches cost the U.S. over $50 billion annually.
There is not much you can do for a migraine except lie down in a dark, quiet room until it passes.
Getting regular exercise, eating right, quitting smoking, and keeping regular sleep habits can help to prevent migraines.