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Health Tip: What May Trigger Tension Headaches

(HealthDay News) -- While there is no definitive cause for tension headaches, there are things thought to trigger or worsen these painful episodes.

The Cleveland Clinic mentions these factors that may trigger tension headaches:

  • Getting insufficient sleep.

  • Having poor posture.

  • Having depression or emotional stress.

  • Dealing with major causes of stress, such as problems at work or worsening health.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 4/11/2014
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