Are you down with a headache? Isn’t it getting normal even after a day?
Well, you have to know first what is a headache and how many types of headache exist? Headache is considered as the most recurrent medical illness, which we often witness in people around once in a while but it is not common in certain conditions. As per some survey reports, over 90 percent of men and 95% of women are being affected by the headache illness in any given year. Like other illnesses, Headache has no age or gender barriers, it can affect anybody from children to adults. If the truth to be told, headache can be an insignia of stress be it physical or mental. It can occur in any part of the head be it on either side of the head or in one specific location. On the other hand, most people experience this above the eyes and the ears or the rear part of the head or the top of the neck. Headaches are categorized into two types- Primary headache and secondary headache. If explained, primary headache is not concomitant with any diseases. For example, sinus or stress-related headaches, and Migraine. On the other hand, the secondary headache is caused by the impact of other diseases which can be major or minor. Usually, headache is not such a severe illness to worry about, but sometimes it turns into a too worse state of affair that it can impact the mental behavior of the sufferer. Surprisingly, even doctors failed to predict the reasons for, “What exactly causes headache?” but they suspect that the blood vessels in the head and neck release the signal pain to the nerves which lead to the brain. In fact, scalp, sinuses, teeth and muscles and joints can also cause a headache. In actual fact, there are over 300 types of headaches, but cluster headaches, migraine, and tension are more in recognition. Although they are the headache types, the severity of impact and the lasting duration will make them different from each other. Tension headaches are the most frequent illness which every adult and juvenile will experience. The impact of the pain can be gauged from mild to moderate and it doesn’t last long maybe three to four hours. This is felt across the forehead or in the rear part of the head. It has no specified symptoms, but the most probable cause for this is the contraction of the muscles that shields the skull. Indeed, the recent surveys say that “the physical stress on the muscles across the skull can also cause the tension headache. The migraine is also the most common headache type after tension headache but it is much severe than that. Interestingly, this is witnessed more in women than in men. Before puberty, every boy and girl will experience this. Migraine’s impact will last for at least 4 hours to 3 days and it also has the affixes like sensitivity to light and sound, nausea. A migraine headache can occur at the hindmost of the head or in the temple region. Indeed it will cause the optical disturbance. We can figure out many elements that cause migraine such as too much emotional stress, skipping a meal, chocolates, eating hoary cheese, a fluctuation in consumption of caffeine, loud noises, too sharp lighting, dense smells & insufficient sleep. Migraine is often beings in the evenings or during sleep. Cluster headaches are comparatively more severe and men in their late 20’s feel it more than women, and even, children will have its effect once in their lifetime. They cause powerful pain behind the neck or around the neck and the pain can be constant. It will make the sufferer not to move properly and even sit. Its impact can be so severe that, the eyelid slouches and eyes get reddish.
Causes of headache:
The causes of headache can be segregated for both primary headache and secondary headache.
Well, the primary headaches are caused by being alone or too much engagement in physical activity. Not just them,
- Insufficient sleep, hunger, caffeine extraction, changes in the weather, administered foods, chocolates, bright lightings be it the sunlight or flash, consumption of alcohol, greasy foods like cheese and peanut butter when estrogen level changes in women,
Whereas the secondary headaches are caused by many reasons like tumors in the brain, a clot in the brain, bleeding in and across the brain, grinding the teeth at nights, excessive consumption of pain killers.
Symptoms of Headache:
Although there are many types of headaches, they look identical in one factor; they all cause agony. Let’s us take a walk through the various symptoms of headache
- Fever, but in rare conditions.
- Vision will be blurred.
- Flashing dots or lights, blind spots or serrated lines (aura)
- Heavy pain in the forehead, cheekbones and the nasal area in the case of Sinus headache.
- Stiffness in the neck.
- Pain in one side of the head, a sensation to vomit, intolerable feeling for light and sound, pain in the eyes and ears. These symptoms are apparent in the case of migraine.
Precaution for Headache:
- Stay Hydrated.
- Try to eat foods enriched with magnesium like spinach, almonds, cashews, beans as magnesium is essential for certain functions in our body including nerve transmission and controlling Blood sugar.
- Bring down alcohol consumption.
- Take sufficient sleep.
- Practice doing exercises especially yoga and meditation which are good for mental wellness.
- Avoid situations which make you depressed or stressed.
- Take caffeine drinks like coffee which makes you feel refreshing.
If you feel you like your headache persists although you follow the required medications, well then you should consult a specialist doctor to seek better treatment. Call us to fix an appointment with the best doctor to relieve you out of the pain.