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What You Should Know About Headaches?

Written by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Apr 27, 2017 and last reviewed on Dec 30, 2019   -  3 min read

Abstract

Do you suffer from headaches that disturbs your life, work, studies and relationships? Do you keep popping pain killers to get relieved? Ever wondered if your headache is easily treatable? Read this article to know the answers.

What You Should Know About Headaches?

Headache is a common reason for patients to seek medical attention. We see so many online queries on headache. If you are suffering from headaches, read this article because, understanding your problem can help you solving it.

There are many causes of headache, and if correctly diagnosed and treated , you may become “Headache” free.

Common Causes Of Headaches:

The patient who presents with a new, severe headache have causes that may be different from patient with recurrent headaches over many years.

People frequently ask me to get imaging of brain done to rule out the cause of headache. They have special attraction for MRI and CT Scans. But not every headache requires investigations. But there are headaches which require investigations. Let us understand , when a headache requires immediate attention.

Headache Symptoms that Suggest a Serious Underlying Disorder :

If you have any of these symptoms, you need to have a doctor consultation as soon as possible.

Now, let us read about two most common types of headaches, i.e Migraine and Tension type headache that we see in clinical practice.

Migraine :

Migraine, a very common cause of headache, more commonly affects women than men. It is usually an episodic headache which is usually unilateral (on one side of head) and is associated with certain features like:

People having migraine, usually during acute attacks, prefer to be alone and don’t want any sound, light, want to sleep in dark room.

Acute attacks are usually triggered by some stimulants called as “triggers” which are commonly following :

Patients should try to notice their triggers and should do life-style adjustments to avoid them.

How to Deal with Migraines?

Tension - Type Headache :

It is a chronic head-pain syndrome characterized by tight, band like discomfort. It is bilateral (means on both sides of head). The pain typically builds slowly, fluctuates in severity and may persist more or less continuously for many days. The headache may be episodic or chronic (present >15 days per month). It may be associated with sleep disturbances.

How to Deal with Tension Type Headache?

So, just try figuring out what kind of Headache you have and consult a Headaches And Migraines Specialist Online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician/headaches-and-migraines

Have a “Headache Free Life”.

 

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