What causes headaches? - Dan Kwartler

Published on Apr 12, 2018
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In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure headaches, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment. Dan Kwartler shares what we know (and don't know) about headaches.
Lesson by Dan Kwartler, animation by Sharon Colman.
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    • When my head starts paining... My mouth produces thin saliva And for me the best medicine for headaches is to vomit out !!!!

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  • oof

  • I get migraines at least once every 2 weeks and it sucks. When that happens, I just take an Advil and ibuprofen and it usually goes away in 10 minutes

  • exams :c

  • my headache increased while watching the video 😭

  • Went to doc to complain about my severe heaaches (mainly on right side, my right eye is sore and swollen and I see bad through it) he only told me to take painkillers, now I don't want to play self doctor but I am really worried, I feel like I have blackouts sometimes ;s a scan costs 500+ euro's if you do it yourself but if the doc prescribes it then only 50 euro's, I am going to pay this 500 euro's and just do it I think and at least be releieved I'm not sick.

  • The 'Feverfew' herb got rid of my headache, a heating pad or heated neck sock works wonders too, or a topical pain reliever like Aspercreme.

  • I literally just got an headache and searched youtube for ”common causes of” and first result was common causes of headache

  • Attempting to sleep is the only cure for my migraines.

  • 4:04 put a seizure warning there lol

  • I love the animations in this video

  • If you have a migrane drink a few glasses of water and milk take some melatoin find a dark place in your house and go to sleep

  • I saw this video while I was having a headache. 🤷

  • Living with migraine for last 12 years

  • Who else has a headach

  • So, that means I have the Tension Headache.

  • I’ve literally never had a headache my entire life

  • Me when I saw the title of the video “yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssss!!!!”

  • I had a headache and saw this video in my recommendation.

  • Have you ever been to Ladakh? Nevermind, watch my channel. Thankyou!

  • I think i have a rare headache none of this was on of this

  • "3:18 can anybody scientifically confirm this or base on their personal experience? because i have the same symptom like forehead swelling, please enlighten me"

  • I felt my brain as I watched this

  • The animated character’s expressions are so good that he should be Oscar nominated🤩

  • This video gave me headache watching it

  • I was always confused about that weird tingly feeling with my migraines , now I know !

  • This gave me a headache

  • A simple trick to stop migrane permently... start smoking.. yeah..it works..but not in the time of headache...i didnt experince any migrane after i started smoking..

  • who feel headech when watching this

  • All thanks to whoever invented the paracetamol 🙏🏼

  • You have a headache? Oh so sad...... dont worry we'll do more damage in your head than the headache did, they said it worked.

  • Women!

  • nicotine cures migraine, i've got to the point where i see auras its verry painful not only in head but also it losts my balance ability to do tasks and other things

  • Nah why did I get a headache watching this

  • Nah why did I get a headache watching this

  • I am getting headache whenever I eat chickens/eggs. But why??

  • My head actually started aching while watching this video

  • Animation is kinda funny ...

  • Sometimes when i have headache, i do pushups. After the first 5 pushups, my headache magically fades.. How? 😂

  • “what causes headache ?” answer : people

  • *My Mom...* *_ITS BECAUSE YOUR ON YOUR GADGETS ALL DAY!!!_*

  • I've never had a headache. Is something wrong with me??

  • I hate migraines 😣

  • I get migraines pretty often, it always starts as a light headache that barely hurt but I can still feel it. And then as the day goes on it gets worse and worse. But when it happens I usually just take some medication in form of a pill called Alvedon. It works frickin wonders, the headache is gone after around 30 minutes to an hour.

  • Waiting for Sao season 3

  • The back of my eye feels like it has a headache but it doesn't really burn. I'm sick though so that probable something

  • how do you cure caffeine withdrawal headache?

  • Less riddles and more physics please❤🙃😍😇✌

  • We had to watch this in 5th grade

  • Morning sarks, I did the school run & had to come home, it’s gonna be a rough week I think. 😢😢😢

  • I get ice pick headaches- a kind of cluster headache. Legit the WORST.

  • can this video be described as a cause of headache

  • How to cure a migraine: Take some pain killers and go to bed. (In my opinion)

  • I got headache from this

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  • Whos having a headache while watching this video

  • I'm here because i have a headache 1 like = 1 Support

  • 1:25 I don't exactly see, how camomile tee is supposed to help me against the headache I get from talking to my girlfriend.

  • Did not do migraines justice. Dizziness, vomiting, inability to even read due to aura hallucinations. Extreme postdromal fatigue lasting up to a week.

  • I get headaches from a lack of sleep, is there a massage to help this?

  • Migraleve works

  • Just chill for avoiding headache

  • I felt sorry to see that man-drawing going through all that pain, so I felt relieved when I saw him smile in the last minute or so.

  • Is anyone annoyed, by the animated character, in the video, with both eyes and mouth on one side of the face?

  • I've had a cluster headache and I'm only 13... Not nice...

  • I get really bad migraines and half of my vision goes blurry. 🤷🏻‍♀️ it’s great...

  • I have hemiplegic migraine and chiari malformation. It can really make life miserable.

  • US-tv recommended me this while I was having headache...

  • I always get tension headaches. It really really sucks

  • What causes the random aches around my body all of a sudden

  • Husbands. That’s the real answer.

  • so, I have had a chronic headache for about 9 months now, been to the doctors, going again, could anyone shed any light on it? ps: I wear glasses and have been to the opticians since so its not that. thanks

  • *Grabs my Advil*

  • I got a bad headache for doing 10 math questions that I used a calculator on

  • Kumon

  • *Mom* Its because yall Stay on that internets all day!

  • I have had cluster headache and tension headache many a times.

  • What do headaches feel like?

  • Watching this gave me a headache

  • Great illustration

  • I usually get headaches when I cry. ._.

  • I have a primary cluster headache right now :/

  • I had a migraine for the first time at school this week, and freaked out when I had an Aura. when I got home, my mom told me

  • well having your nose on the side of your head might be the cause, did you look up to that?

  • It's shocking to me that high brain functioning is not mentioned as a possible reason for headache!

  • Im always fascinated by the things that go on in our heads and every video of yours makes me even more fascinated love your videos alot 😍

  • i get 'headaches' in my hands sometimes... it feels the same, just somewhere in either the side of my thumb down to the middle of my forearm, or in the very middle of my palm

  • my headache i can feel right now spreads from the front of my forehead in the middle, and spreading out unevenly among the top on my head, leaning towards the left and hard to get rid of right now. it might be a dehydration headache cause i dont drink very much, but idk

  • I have a headache cs I was bout to get my Diamond Sniper camo and I was so tired And finally I got it worth it👌

  • Complete randomness I remember getting up out of bed a actually moaning in pain/screaming and holding my head cause of how bad my headache was.

  • Me 😉

  • This gave me a headache

  • Headaches are the worst of all..you can't work or study while having the headache..

  • What’s funny is that I’m watching this while I have a headache

  • Vasodilation. You're welcome.

  • My left eye and also my left brain hurts sometimes... 😧

  • I was spining in attraction and I had terrable headache and there was not such as i had

  • I hate that sound in the beginning of your videos

  • Women.....

  • I hate cluster headaches but they're reasonable