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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  • Download a free audiobook version of Oliver Sacks' "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" here: adbl.co/2Hejwql. Each free trial started with this Audible link helps support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission.

  • is there atleadt one solution for migraine headache?

    • is there atleast one solution for migraine headache? atleast one🤔

  • 3:49 my 5th grade teacher sometimes had migranes and then she was late to class

  • Who is the voice Over?

  • I really really hate the headaches you get where you're stressed and anxious at the same time. It leads to all this nonsensical negative thoughts that aren't realistic at all to overwhelm your brain and affect your mood so much.

  • This video is giving me a headache

  • My upper cheek started paining while seeing the sinus part 😂

  • Who else has a headache right now just me... I'll go away now

  • Is diet a factor?

  • That's creepy the guy looks like me.🙄

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  • My borther:My head hurts Me: o let me help you with that mom were the power drill?

  • 1:23 A man may suffer headache from female reproductive system.

  • I am having a headache and this video was on my recommendation.

  • I hate it when I have a headache and people are loud 😡😂

  • a drum beat your doctor is under threat what is the best for you.The basic conundrum of patient care - weighing the good against the bad - is particulary spotlighted in pharmacologic management of patients with pain. opioids - have become targets. Healthcare providers need to keep in mind in their drug decision choices for optimal therapy that there is a significant downside to inadequate therapy, one that is most felt by the patients who are in need

  • The most uncomfortable video of all time -_- now i have a headach

  • Ted ed kinda sounds like headache

  • I never get consistent headaches, I can’t remember the last time I got one actually. But....... I have other health problems sooooooo.................

  • Why do you havento animate it to like it's so painful. Now I'm gonna think about that animation when i got a headache. But, anyway, thanks for the wonderful knowledge that you gave to us. ^-^

  • Boredom

  • Am I the only one that has a headache that feels like your brain is heavy and if you move your head it slams on the side of your head and when it does it hurts bad. When I'm in light for too long I get these, i have to sit in the dark holding my head still so it doesn't hurt so bad.

  • Lots of very annoying irritating things

  • I get head ache when I am hungry

  • 1:23 hm ya.... He ain't get no girl....

  • Is the practice of putting a hole in someone's head because of headaches, the reason why that one Greek god was so ready to split open Zues's head when had a little girl in there?

  • My most related headache might be the cluster headache. Good thing is it does not last long.

  • My brother

  • Cool animation

  • Well that's weird that I never had a tenshion headache I always have a Secondary headache or migraine / cluster headache

  • Have anyone seen like some weird flashes and you start thinking for a while where did it come from, these may happen twice a day. Also this came when i was having headache.

  • Ik Stress Concussion You need more water

  • Migraines are free drugs

  • Love the animation

  • I only get tension headaches

  • Oh man. Love the music on this thing. Awesome animation too.

  • I, I, I, I got a migraine 🎶

  • That 50% came from people feigning ill to skip school

  • This explanation made it worse lol

  • Like all of these suit me than say somthing that doesnt for that

  • i got migrain headache before but not that serious

  • I swear I've had all these headache types at some point. I'm VERY good at getting headaches.

  • I had migraine yesterday,it sucks i had to vomit,i had to spend 3 hours just to vomit and i force my self to vomit,I used my hand and pinching my throat so i can vomit it was a horrible experience my head hurts so bad that i can't sleep,every thing was distracting me even noise and giving me more stress..but thank god my last vomit make me feel better making my to sleep better because if i didn't vomit my stomach hurts so bad..

  • i almost have headaches every day since last year. it's becoming a routine.

  • I used to get headaches all the time - then I stopped using dairy products like MILK - poof! No more headaches.

  • I feel headache watching this hahaha

  • My mom

  • Funny how I just got a HORRIBLE headache before watching this

  • Idiots at school

  • Actually there are many cases of trepanning working and it's still used across the world, just not in modern Western societies like the UK and the USA

  • your voice heals my headaches honestly

  • The animation was beautiful!

  • 0:23 skaaal

  • Whose watching this while having headache like me

  • Nice vid but gave me a headache!

  • What a about sinus headaches?

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  • I’m watching this wile I have a very bad headache

  • If you get a headache that doesn’t hurt much but it’s bothering you, drink lots of water and it kind of just vanishes.

  • I got a headache from watching this.

  • I got a headach while watching this

  • Who has a headache now

  • Another amazing video created b TedEd!

  • Oliver Sacks also wrote a book called Migraine recounting hundreds of case studies dating back to ancient Rome. Well wort the read.

  • MI CABASA DWELAA

  • Ha! Love the animation on this one

  • Recently I became a father and while we were trying to get pregnant in an effort to ensure healthiness of my child I quit smoking. I can share my personal experience that once withdrawal symptoms have passed I noticed that my headaches have subsided as well. Quitting smoking is another way to alleviate migraine. www.cigarettekills.com/nicotine_headache.html

  • This gives my headache

  • people...

  • Main reason math thank me later

  • Women

  • When I watch Ted-Ed I want to be some kind of scientist

  • i really love every single videos of Ted-ed!

  • The migrain rappresentation is awfully close to what the actual thing is, minus the pain ... So close, in fact, that it almost gave me a headache.

  • Anyone here have auras when I get migraines or is it just me?

  • Strain tension and pressure!

  • My migraines will never be cured :(

  • Watching this while having a headache makes headaches worse >____

  • 4:00 patterns like that can trigger migraines and seizures

  • heres a tip: instead of popping pain relievers eat some almonds, about 15 or so. theyre high in vitamin e and help regulate the blood flow to help clear up headaches. they work really well

  • 1:23 So... That guy can get pregnant?

  • 🤒🤕😨😰😱🤪🤯... 😇/👿

    • False Ads periods cause mirgranes in women. It was just an animation.

  • What causes headaches?? Me: Ted-Ed videos

  • Magic Mushrooms _CURES_ cluster headaches... Just ask Dr. House

  • Divorce.. Satan.. lies.. and deception

  • I got a headache while watching

  • Whenever I watch a video on headaches my headache goes away. Weird.

  • I already read the book suggested at the end of the video. It's awesome! I'd like to recommend Phantoms in the Brain, by S. Ramachandran, too! It's even better!

  • Please post a video about the nitrogen cycle.

  • Can you explain Psyducks headache that turns into psychic powers?

  • Greeks have no common sense....

  • What causes headaches? Anoxia The blood vessels become narrower and the brain does not get oxygen.

  • When I was almost facing my second major exam last year, I got tension headache everyday.

  • Who else got a headache while watching this?

  • why the animated guy has nose where his ear should be????

  • A lack of sleep causes headache

  • Ugh, headaches are the worst.

  • Hnnngh I want to watch this video to learn more about where headaches come from, but as someone who gets regular migraines, just hearing "headache" is enough to induce one for me. Still seems like a good video so far though!

  • Strange but got a headache after watching this video. But great video!

  • this gives me headaches