There is probably no malady more common than the headache. According to a national survey, about 20 percent of women and nearly 10 percent of men ages 18 and older report experiencing a headache or migraine in the past three months.
We associate headaches with common lifestyle triggers such as stress at work, changes in diet, excess alcohol drinking, and also with colds and allergies. Usually, swallowing an over-the-counter painkiller takes care of the problem. But severe, recurring headaches can be related to diabetes, neurological disorders, hypertension or arthritis. They require professional care.
The Yale Medicine Headache & Facial Pain Center focuses on better diagnoses and more personalized treatments for people with severe headaches.