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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Headache and Migraines
Question: ocassionally I feel pressure around my temples and around towards the back of my head. I have a history of high blood pressure but has been under control via medication. I am concenrned about this new symptom
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible diagnosis: Tension headache

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
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Your symptoms are suggestive of tension headache. Tension headache is caused due to stress.
Here are few things to try to help relieve the symptoms
-Avoid stress. Practice relaxation techniques like exercise, meditation etc.
-Get adequate sleep and rest
-Limit screen time including computer, television
-When you experience pressure/pain take tylenol(if not allergic)
-Keep a head ache diary and identify any triggering factors.

I would also recommend your blood pressure levels checked.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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