Headache is the most common illness, one that we all experience sooner or later. However, for some of us could be worse than others.
Most people suffer from occasional headaches, usually on the left side of their head. However, the pain can also be accompanied with other symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue and visual disturbances. Headache attacks can last anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, while migraine attacks can last anywhere between fifteen minutes to one hour. In addition, more than 50 percent of all adults experience migraines at least once in a year, making them the most common medical complaint.
If you have ever suffered from a headache or migraine, you know that the symptoms are often confused with stiff neck or a variety of other conditions. It’s very important to make a note of all the symptoms and visit your doctor if you experience any or all of them. The sooner you can get help, the less likely you are to have a serious condition. The following are some of the signs that something is wrong:
The severity of the pain can range from mild to severe. Some sufferers experience a cluster headache that causes severe throbbing pain that can sometimes radiate to the shoulders and neck. Others have mild to moderate pain, with the headache itself not causing the intense pain felt in these areas. Other people may have both types of headaches, which can be a sign of tension or migraine activity. In addition, some individuals may have mild to severe pain, but not have any of the other symptoms.
Like a tension-type headache, a migraine usually brings on intense pain that can also radiate to the shoulders and neck. Migraines typically come on suddenly with no warning, although there are some cases where the pain comes on gradually over a period of time. Migraine attacks can be a single episode or a series of episodes that last for days or weeks.
It is common for sufferers to experience the onset of the migraine after lying down for at least fifteen to twenty minutes, with an outbreak lasting four to five hours later. Since migraines are generally caused by tension-type headaches, a headache that begins quickly and lasts for long periods of time could be a symptom of another disorder such as a stroke or a serious heart attack.
A rebound headache is a milder version of a primary headache. It often follows on a primary headache and can present with mild to moderate pain. While rebound headaches are usually caused by physical stress, they can also be caused by emotional stress. rebound headache symptoms include a constant dull ache that worsens when you lie down, a burning sensation that is worse during the day, mild nausea and a sensitivity to light that can lead to vision problems.
These are known as tension headaches, because the pain stems from tensions that are related to everyday activities such as reading, writing or eating. In general, these headaches are more sever than rebound and are more difficult to treat. The general cause of tension headaches is not clearly known, but it has been shown that this type of headache is caused by excess fluid under the skin surrounding the muscles, which in turn creates pressure.
Headache clusters are a persistent, recurrently recurring headache that is caused by multiple, closely spaced symptoms. These symptoms are often caused by a cluster of underlying symptoms like muscle tension, tenderness of the scalp or skin around the eyes, or a loss of sweating.
Headache clusters are usually diagnosed when a patient comes in complaining of more than three or four headaches within a short period of time. This usually does not necessarily mean the presence of a more serious disease, but if left untreated, can lead to more complications.
These are the most common types of headache. They can range from mild to very severe and even debilitating in some cases. They can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics, heredity, stress, environmental factors or an effect of medication you may be taking. The pain associated with each headache varies and is sometimes worsened by certain activities like reading or writing. If your headache causes you to feel constantly tired and weak throughout the day, there is an obvious cause for that.
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