TWhat causes headaches? - Dan Kwartler

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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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  • TED-Ed - 1 week ago

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  • Learning Zone Languages - 9 hours ago

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

  • Hae Baozi - 10 hours ago

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

  • Bro Studios - 13 hours ago

    Who else got a headache while watching this?

  • real don - 1 day ago

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

  • Carrot Fush - 1 day ago

    A lack of sleep causes headache

  • Gameplay and Talk - 1 day ago

    Ugh, headaches are the worst.

  • kuku88 - 1 day ago

    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!

  • Avinash Mishra - 1 day ago

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

  • Racil Atutubo - 1 day ago

    this gives me headaches

  • Junaid Ahmmad - 2 days ago

    When u feel like ur is blasting with pain but u decided to watch the video anyways

  • Cynthia McCullough - 2 days ago

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is an excellent book. Migraines can last longer than 3 days. My longest one was 6 days, and I've had several last 4 or 5 days as well.

  • Liche X - 2 days ago

    i had a headache for over a week, i couldn't even function anymore I just wanted it to end. turns out i must've been super dehydrated, everytime i drank water i felt nauseous, so i was avoiding it. might've had a stomach virus, will never know because i didnt go to the doctor. i'm too broke to go to the doctor but luckily is finally gone.

  • Hans L. Falck - 2 days ago

    Hypothesis: The cause of primary headaches is related to mental health (the sort that varies with time for every single person), not just some infectious disease or built in physical dysfunction.

  • Wu xiang - 2 days ago

    excellent, I've known my headache type and how to avoid it

  • 3m3m Flinchum - 3 days ago

    Who else got a headache watching this?

  • Koreiko House - 3 days ago

    90% + of all headaches come from the NECK!

  • koro baloch - 3 days ago

    I don't get headache or maybe rarely. I think I don't get headache is it normal. Well my head hurts if it bumps to something but I don't count them. So...

  • लीना माहर - 3 days ago

    I get headache almost everyday😐

  • Max Abraham James - 3 days ago

    That was hilarious.

  • Taja - 3 days ago

    I rarely get headaches, but when I do, they intensify with certain head positions. I classify them as sinus headaches and take Sudafed and ibuprofen which usually knock it out. I never experience any facial swelling or facial pain with them though... Does anyone have any idea if these are truly sinus headaches?

  • RICH TUBE - 3 days ago

    Well... TED_ED is getting boring day by day

  • Aroon Russell - 3 days ago

    Too much of stress and tension in today's world is the main reason for more people getting headache. But Thank God I don't belong to the Ancient Greece or I would have had several holes on my head.

  • salem twice - 3 days ago

    I have a headache right now because of my period. Fuuuuuun.

  • Zakka Jayadisastra - 3 days ago

    Actually in some countries (like mine) there are abortive medication, 'regular medication' and preventive medication for both cluster and migraine. Cluster headache is typically treated using oxygenation and prevented by using non-dihydropyridine calcium canal blocker while Migraine is aborted by using -triptan drugs and some doctors preferred using Beta blockers to prevent migraine. However, the usage of over-the-counter analgesics are useful too in some patients.

  • Geoffrey - 3 days ago

    throwing in fortnite

  • Taeyeong You - 3 days ago

    This video :(

  • Rochmad Saputra - 3 days ago

    in our Land, (java) its called... ngelu, meriang...

  • Michael Lann - 3 days ago

    im 21 have only experienced a headache once or twice. First time when I had a concussion, however, second was dehydration. Other than that confused as to how they happen or even what they feel like.

  • Dank Meme - 3 days ago

    Do a video on hiccups