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Tension Headache

The scoop: This is by far the most common type of headache, affecting as many 90 percent of people at some point in their life. It’s caused by tightness in the muscles of the scalp and the back of the neck.

Symptoms: Dull pressure or tightness in a band around the head, especially the forehead. Usually no other symptoms.

Pain: Mild to moderate

Triggers: Stress or fatigue

Treatment: OTC pain relievers like ibuprofen and naproxen. Taking some time to de-stress—deep breathing, gentle yoga, napping, or meditation—might also help.

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