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Tension headache characteristics

Tension headache is the most common type of headache, affecting more than three in four people at some point in their lives. This type of headache usually develops in the afternoon. The pain is mild or moderate. It may envelop your entire head or be limited to the forehead or to the back or top of your head. Many people describe the sensation as a dull tightness or pressure that occurs in a bandlike…

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