6 types of headache you should never ignore

6 types of headache you should never ignore

We sometimes experience headaches. It may happen because of stress, wrong diet or sedentary lifestyle. But pain in head may indicate serious problems in organism.

It is important to know that not all types of the headache can be ignored. Some types of it tell us that the body beats an alarm and you should immediately visit a doctor.

So, which types of headache exist and what should we do with them?

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1. Headache from tension

This is the most widespread type of headache. According to statistics, 90% of people experience it from time to time during the whole life. Pain appears because of muscles’ tension in the neck and upper part of the back, and the tension in its turn is caused by stress or tiredness.

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Strength of pain waves from mild to moderate and manifests itself through pressure or tightness in the forehead. Such pain can be easily dealt with if you refer to natural methods of relaxation. It includes yoga, massage or sleep. If pains doesn’t lave, then pain relievers will help you.

2. Sinus headache, or headache in accessory sinuses of nose

Such pain can be caused by severe sinus infection. Unpleasant feelings concentrate in the area of the nose and eyes. Besides, the ill person has high temperature and the running nose. Pain varies from mild to strong. The best variant of curing in this case is seeing the doctor who will prescribe medicaments against sinus infection.

3. Migraine

Many people mistake migraine and sinus or tension headache. They forget that migraine is a neurological condition that manifests itself in pulsating pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting.

Certain triggers such as meteosensitivity, hormonal imbalance, reaction on particular products may help to prevent pain that varies from moderate to severe.

People who suffer from chronic migraines are usually under a doctor’s care who prescribes medicines that bring relief to their life.

4. Cluster or histaminic headache

This headache affects only 1% of population of the whole Earth. Pain has one peculiarity: it appears every day at the very same time. Due to this, doctors suppose that the problem is in hypothalamus that controls biological clock.

Cluster headache can appear for several days in a row during the whole weeks. Cruel pain starts from the area of eyes. In most cases, it appears after sleep. Cluster pain also often appears after the alcohol consumption and is common among smokers.

Such type of headache is cured with the change of the life style and consumption of medications.

5. Headache during physical loads

Sportsmen who are dealing with sport on professional level often feel such type of pain. This is especially widespread among soccer players, hockey players, boxers and rugby players.

Such headache looks like migraine. Apart from this, a person can wake up early in the morning, suffer from increased blood pressure and apnea. The diagnostics often reveals brain tumors.

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Symptoms and strength of pain may vary, that’s why it is important to call the doctor to receive proper treatment.

6. Thunderclap headache

This type of headache was called this way because of the very strong, sudden and explosive pain. Peak of pain lasts for approximately 60 seconds, but it can linger for weeks.

It is important to pay attention to such pain, because in most cases it is the signal of more serious disease.

Symptoms of thunderclap headache:

  • Attacks happen unexpectedly without warning.
  • Pain weakens in 60 seconds.
  • The remained pain is constant and lasts from 1 hour to 10 days.
  • Involves neck, lower part of back and head.
  • Can be accompanied by nausea, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

When you see a doctor because of headache, try to describe symptoms as precisely as possible, their length and the type of pain. This will help a doctor to make a diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

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