Headaches are one of the most frequent medical complaints across the world at about an occurrence rate of 50% of the global population at least once a year. Indiscriminate about age and often life threatening, you can experience any of these for a number of reasons. Considering the sheer amount of causes for the condition, it helps to know which type of headache you’re experiencing and how to manage it.
Some common types of headaches include:
These are caused by seasonal allergies or if you have an allergy or dust and other irritants. These clear up fairly quickly if you just don’t come into contact with whichever pollutant is causing the headache. These usually show up with other symptoms like runny noses, watery eyes and nasal congestions.
Taking anti-allergy medication can eliminate the symptoms as well as the headache.
Cluster headaches are characterized by episodes of intense pain that may continue for months and then suddenly subside for years at a time. These usually occur just as you’re about to fall asleep and usually affect men.
Alcohol consumption and smoking have been closely linked to the development of cluster headaches. The treatments include the use of local anesthesia to eliminate the sensation of pain.
If you’re reading too much or spending too much time in front of a computer screen, then you might develop a headache. Eyestrain headaches are usually caused by the weakening of your eyes and are reported as a pressure building up in the forehead along with soreness of the eyes.
These can be managed if you get prescription glasses or vision correction surgery.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a blood pressure disorder, then you’ll probably develop headaches when your blood pressure gets too high. This is usually shows up in the morning and gets less intense as the day progresses. The pain follows a headband like pattern that rise from the sides of the head to radiate its way to the top.
Keeping your blood pressure in check and taking blood pressure medication is the only way to manage them.
There are two basic types of migraines; those with an aura and those without. Either of these includes sensitivity to sound and light, with warning symptoms that include a throbbing build up as well as intense, throbbing headaches which may last for any amount of time.
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