What are the different types of headaches? Causes, Treatment and Triggers

Headaches are a common condition that many of us have faced many times in our daily routine (Representative image: Shutterstock)

Headache is a throbbing, uncomfortable, constant pain in the head or face

Headaches are a common condition that many of us have faced several times in our daily routine. It is a throbbing, uncomfortable, constant pain in the head or face. The World Health Organization ranks headaches among the top 10 causes of disability, in women headaches are among the top 5 with an impact similar to arthritis and diabetes and worse than arthritis. asthma.

There are different types of headaches:

  • Tension headache
  • cluster headache
  • Migraine headache
  • Continuous hemicrania
  • Ice pick headache
  • Thunderclap headache

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, approximately 95% of the general population has experienced headaches at some point in their lives with a one-year prevalence of nearly one in two adults.

Headaches start in the nerves in the muscles and blood vessels that surround your head and face. Muscles or blood vessels swell or tighten, stimulating surrounding nerves or putting pressure on them, causing headaches. Migraines, on the other hand, occur in people with more sensitive nervous systems. According to the WHO, migraine affects at least 1 in 7 adults worldwide. Triggers leading to headaches and migraines can range from alcohol consumption to depression to poor posture and more.

What usually triggers headaches?

  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Stress
  • Sleep changes
  • Bad position
  • Sparkling light
  • Loud music

According to some reports, most young people, when they reach high school, already suffer from headaches.

Headaches accompanied by fever or pain that does not allow you to sleep peacefully at night should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor can help you with treatment if you have identified your triggers. Stress management can also help you deal with the trigger more effectively.

Is it possible to get rid of headaches?

Headaches can be relieved by treating the health conditions that cause them, however, there is no proper treatment for primary headaches, but there are various effective treatments that may help you manage your symptoms.

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