Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches among adults. They are commonly referred to as stress headaches.
An episodic tension headache may be described as a mild to moderate constant band-like pain, tightness, or pressure around the forehead or back of the head and neck
Although the precise cause of tension headache is unknown, there are factors that seem to contribute to tension headaches, such as
impaired sleep, or
vision problems or eye strain,
Low iron levels
Muscle strains caused by poor posture have all been associated with development of tension headache.
Apart from oral medication managing stress for people who experience recurrent tension headache, stress management techniques have been an effective way of helping to decrease headache frequency and severity. This can include regular exercise, deep breathing techniques, and relaxation training. Other non-medicinal approaches can include massage therapy, heat, ice.
Hydrate: Sometimes headaches can be triggered by mild dehydration or lack of food; if so, drinking some non-caffeinated fluids or eating something may help.