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This booklet provides information on headache in adult. It provides information on:

  • Different types of headaches
  • Conditions that can cause headaches
  • Other symptoms that may be experienced alongside headaches
  • Tests and investigations you might need
  • Treatments that might help
  • How headaches can affect lifestyle and ways to manage this

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This information was last checked in March 2018. Due for review in March 2021.

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