Allan R. Handysides and Peter N. Landless

Peter N. Landless, a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department. Allan R. Handysides, a board-certified gynecologist, is a former director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department.


My husband, age 54, is having increasingly disabling headaches three to four times a week. He complains that his vision changes during these episodes. He has had headaches from time to time since his early 20s, especially when experiencing stressful circumstances. Over-the-counter pain relievers are not helping, and in fact seem to make the headaches worse at times. He says this is just stress; are there other causes we should be concerned about?

Yes, you should most definitely seek professional help regarding this obvious change in pattern of headaches. Stressful circumstances may certainly be associated with …

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