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Types Of Headaches And Symptoms

Everybody gets headaches. Pain distracts you and prevents you from doing what you need to do to get through the day. Migraine headaches is one we’ve all heard of. If you’re one of the unfortunate that has to do with these, you know how difficult it can be. For some it means spending time in bed until symptoms pass. Migraines can be excruciatingly painful and last for several days at a time. For some people it can simply be a sensitivity to excessive sounds and brightness.

Generally speaking, over-the-counter prescriptions will not work well here. Prescription medications prescribed by your personal doctor are one possible solution. Prevention strategies often work well with migraines as well. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with good diet plan including adequate sleep and avoidance of stressful situations when possible, can alleviate the frequency of migraine headaches.

 

The cluster headaches are frequent and short-lived. They can last even less than an hour. The most common symptoms of cluster headache include excruciating knife-like pain that is centered on one eye, and can spread to other areas on the same side of the head. You may feel excess sweating, redness, or watering of the eye. Your nose becomes runny or bunged-up and sometimes an eyelid droops. Most of the sufferers may feel agitated and unable to sit.

Tension headaches are the most common types of headaches experienced. The pain is described as being a mild to moderate constricting, pressing or tight pain on both sides of the head. It is generally not made worse by routine physical activity, such as walking, and there is usually no significant associated nausea or vomiting. Tension headaches are thought to be caused by muscle tension origination in the neck, shoulders, forehead and skull. These muscles tighten due to poor posture, stress, eye strain or fatigue, resulting in a headache. Tension type headaches respond well to simple pain killers, such as paracetamol or NSAIDS (non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs). Caffeine has also been shown to help. Patients with chronic tension-type headaches may occasionally need to consider prophylactic treatment.Headaches affect thousands of people every day and are a very common complaint. Of course, not all headaches are the same. Although they are common among both sexes, women do seem to have them more often than men.
By Willow Snow