Research has shown that women suffer from headaches more than men. This is largely due to fluctuating hormone level because as our hormones change, certain chemicals in the brain rise and fall with it.
This doesn’t mean that headaches are solely caused by hormones or that it is only women who suffer from them. Social and economic factors such as stress can also contribute to it.
There are also several types of headaches so knowing the type you are prone to will help you determines what triggers them and how to treat them
1. Tension headaches
Tension headaches results in a dull ache on both sides of your head, triggered by stress, fatigue, or hunger. A tension headache is different from a migraine because it does not cause nausea or sensitivity to light, sound or smells, neither does it get worse with regular activities like walking. Its triggers are usually unavoidable but can be treated with over-the-counter pills.