Few people are confused by a headache in an adult, but in children, this symptom causes anxiety in parents. Portal aif.ru Ph.D. neurologist, epileptologist, doctor of the highest category of the Institute of Adult and Pediatric Neurology and Epileptology of the estate of St. Luki Igor Stepanishchev told why children start to have a headache.
The factors that trigger childhood headaches are stress, depression, or extreme anxiety. In addition, excess caffeine, which is found in soda and chocolate, a flavor enhancer and food preservatives, can cause headaches.
The specialist notes that headaches in children do not occur so often. As a rule, it is caused by common factors. If the pain becomes constant or too intense, then this is already an alarming symptom.
Headaches can be a symptom of a medical condition. But this, the neurologist notes, is about one percent of cases. However, it is better to play it safe and visit a doctor.
Earlier, the neurologist named the top 8 headache provocateurs products. There are over 120 different types of headaches, including migraines, according to Thomas Burke of New York University. And food can be one of the triggers of discomfort.