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Is December making your head hurt?

If tension headaches have become a Christmas tradition in your household, finding your triggers and taking a few of Dawn’s simple precautions could help see you through without pain

DR DAWN’S medical notes…

THE MOST COMMON headache is probably the tension-type. Sadly, with all the stress of Christmas, it’s something I see frequently in surgery at this time of year.

Typically, you’ll feel it around both sides of your head and it may even give a feeling of pressure behind the eyeballs. Although these headaches usually aren’t severe enough to stop you getting on with your life, they certainly aren’t pleasant, and may last anything from half an hour to several days. Most of us will experience a tension headache at some point, so here are my top tips on what you can do to stop them interfering with your enjoyment this festive season.

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