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Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. Half of all headaches people get are tension headaches. A tension headache can last 30 minutes to a week. Nearly everyone will get a tension headache at some point in their lives. The pain is mild to moderate and has a steady pressing or tightening quality (like a vice being squeezed around the head).Tension Headaches are divided into categories based on how often they occur in a given time period.The cause for tension headaches is not known. It used to be thought that tension headaches were caused by muscular contraction but that theory has been discounted. Researchers think that tension type headaches are caused by interaction of different factors that involve pain sensitivity and perception as well as brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). Genetic factors and environmental factors (physical and psychological stress) may play a roll as well. Tension headaches may also be linked to myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles.Many factors may trigger or aggravate tension headaches:    •Poor posture and work conditions

    •Foods and Beverages
    •Physical activity
    •Dental Problems
    •Hormonal changes
    •Physical trauma
    •Caffeine withdrawal

Risk factors:    

     •Being a woman
     •Being in your 40s