Headaches are a pain in the head with varying types. Some people experience a headache when they wake up in the morning. Some are irritated with glaring lights, some felt throbbing or pounding headaches. Headaches can be felt on any part of your head or may involve the whole skull.

Due to stress and emotional problems, a person can experience a headache. Simple and mild headaches can be treated with pain relievers. Migraine headaches can vary from mild pain to severe. Sinusitis is also a cause of headache. Even those with hypertension can experience headaches.

Sometimes, the root cause of a headache is hard to explain. But the following are facts about headaches hard to contest:

  • Headaches may be temporary, intermittent, or chronic.
  • Mild headaches can be helped with specific exercises and pain medication.
  • Migraines can cause nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.

Types of Headaches

Headaches are classified into different types and level of pain. Understanding the information from the International Headache Society (IHS) will give us a better outlook on how to deal with headaches.

  1. Primary headaches (migraine, tension, cluster headaches)
  2. Secondary headaches (hangover, blot clot, glaucoma, anxiety, etc.)
  3. Facial or cranial headaches

A cluster headache can cause an unbearable pain that happens on one side of the head. It can be above the eyes, around or behind them. Generally in a swirling pattern, thus it is called “cluster”.

Skipping meals, stress or lack of sleep can result in tension headaches.
Secondary headaches can be a result of alcohol, stress, blood clot, anxiety, eye disorders (such as glaucoma.) They are called secondary because they stimulate structures and nerves in the head causing you pain.

The IHS guideline also notes that a person may experience a combination of two or more types of headache. The headache could be a mix of primary and secondary types.

Common Causes of Headaches

The following are some of the common causes of headaches:

  • Stress, anxiety, emotional problems
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Injury, accidents or trauma to the brain

Signs and Symptoms

May may be getting a headache when you have the following signs:

  • Pain on one part of the head or both sides
  • Dizziness, nausea, vomiting
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • High fever
  • Poor vision

Headaches may seem to be simple pains you can overcome with pain relievers. But if you can’t get a good night’s sleep due to a headache or it has become chronic, there could be some underlying causes.

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