9 Common Types of Headaches
Table of content
- What is a headache?
- Headache symptoms
- Common types of headaches
- In which cases, a headache may require immediate medical attention?
What is a headache?
A headache is a pain in any region of the head including the top of the neck. The form of pain might be dull, sharp, throbbing, continuous, or intermittent.
The symptoms of headaches vary according to the area, type, and causing factor of the headache, and the only common symptom is pain.
Common types of headaches
Below we shed some light on the common types of headache:
1. Tension headaches
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache among young adults. It causes mild to moderate pain which feels like a light band around the forehead, might be felt behind the eyes and in the head and neck region as well.
A migraine headache can be felt on one side of the head as a moderate or severe throbbing pain.
3. Cluster headaches
It is characterized by a series of short but very painful headache episodes every day for weeks or months at a specific time of the year, that’s why people often mistake seasonal allergies and cluster headaches.
4. Sinus or allergy headaches
The allergy itself does not cause headaches.
But they can make sinus congestion which leads to pressure, pain, and infection which in turn leads to headaches.
5. Hormone headaches
Fluctuation and imbalance in Hormones like estrogen may cause headaches, or influence the severity of chronic ones.
6. Rebound headaches
Also called Medication overuse headaches, it’s caused by frequent and excessive use of analgesics to treat already progressing headache attacks.
7. Hypertension headaches
This headache occurs on both sides of the head in a pulsating manner and worsens with any activity, it is caused by high blood pressure.
8. Post-traumatic headaches
Post-traumatic headaches feel like migraine and range from moderate to severe, it happens because of the muscle tensing the continues during the injury.
9. Exertion headaches
It is a moderate to severe throbbing pain, felt across the entire head or just on one side. Starts during or after hard physical exercise.
In which cases, a headache may require immediate medical attention?
If the headache is associated with loss of vision or uncontrolled vomiting or with fever and a stiff neck or if your headache persists more than 72 hours, in such cases you should seek immediate medical attention.
Headache is a common side effect of orthodontic treatments, it occurs due to the pressure on teeth after tightening and adjusting the braces.
Yes, wisdom teeth may cause discomfort and headache during moving up through jaw bone and gum line, also caries or removal of wisdom teeth may cause headache.
It is agreed that one problem leads to another, untreated cavity may cause additional problems including recurring headaches.
Yes, clenching and grinding the teeth, causing pain in the muscle of the head, resulting in a headache.
Yes, deviated nasal septum may cause blockage of the nose as well as headaches.
Yes, as we stated earlier tooth decay and headache are connected.
One of the common side effects of Phentermine is headache whether directly or indirectly, and to overcome headache, we recommend avoiding the triggers by: • Increase consumption of water • Not skipping meals And you may take over-the-counter pain killers with the recommended dosage and with adequate water.
Contact lenses are used to correct vision problems instead of eyeglasses, they may cause a headache if they do not fully compensate for vision problems or they do not fit properly.
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