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Check Up is your chance to talk to doctors about the health issues that most concern you and your family. Each week Barbara Myers is joined by a medical expert to take your calls and emails on a particular topic and give you the most up to date advice. No appointment necessary.
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Thursday 2 March 2006
Woman with headache pain

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Headaches

Unexplained headaches are the most common reason for a GP to refer a patient to a neurologist.

They are a symptom of modern life - caused by eyestrain, stress or tiredness - but they can also indicate something more worrying.

So, how do you tell the difference between a normal' headache, a migraine and cluster headaches?

Barbara Myers is joined by headache specialist Professor Peter Goadsby to answer your questions. He has recently discovered the precise location in the brain that causes cluster headaches.  

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Check Up  is your opportunity to ask an expert about the condition. If you have a question, contact us by calling 0870 010 0444 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm on the day of broadcast or by emailing the programme - see 'Contact Check Up' link above.

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