Friday, October 7

Headache symptoms and types, Tension headache, Migraine

If you are like the other people you must have heard that the three main types of headaches. Good thing about these types of headaches, says Dr. Holt, is that they all do not cause damage, but this does not mean that every pain in the head is just a simple headache. Here below are types of headaches that could indicate to th serious cases may be less or more dangerous or even life-threatening.

Tension headaches: This is the usual type of headache, characterized by pain distraction surrounding the vertex area in general. This produces headaches often stress or lack of sleep, does not restrict movement and disappear in the morning. It is possible to get rid of it easily by using pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen and other drugs.

Migraine: Migraine headaches affect one side of the head, and may continue for several hours or several days, and it is characterized this migraine headache as a sensitive symptom to sound and light. At the start of migraine can be treated by taking special painkillers for this type of headache such as Advil, Motrin or Megren  (both derivatives of ibuprofen).

Headaches, which extends to the neck: this type of headaches are not safe out of the head, and those which occur in head and extend to another area that may be evidence of meningitis or internal bleeding, so you should therefore seek medical help as soon as possible, especially if you feel with this type of headache with fever, or you have bacterial infection and other symptoms such as loss of the ability to think clearly.

Cluster headache: the pain you feel like an explosion behind one eye takes about an hour, and then fades, but comes back again after a day or so. And lasts like this headache for a few weeks, and then stop for months. There are many medications designed to treat cluster headaches, including some treatments or medications for migraines.

Headache that does not end: Headache that remains comes and goes on for days accompanied by mild fever and blurred vision and pain in one or both temples often refers to inflammation of the arteries, a condition that can lead to blindness if not treated. See your doctor quickly and does not hesitate, says Dr. Holt.