Headache is a common symptom and one that most people will experience at some point in their lives. There are many different types of headaches, and each person experiences them differently. If you are experiencing a headache for the first time, or if it is worsening, there are some signs to watch for that could indicate that you should be worried.
Brain tumors can cause a headache, which can be quite severe. The pain can be on one side of the head and may also include nausea and vomiting. The pain is typically worse when standing or walking and may last for hours or even days.
There are many different types of headaches, each with its own distinctive symptoms. Some people experience a single type of headache often, while others experience a variety of headaches over the course of their lifetime. Headache pain can be debilitating and cause great distress, so it's important to know the types of headaches and the associated symptoms.
There are several hundred types of headaches, but there are four very common types: sinus, tension, migraine, and cluster.
Cluster headaches are the most severe type of primary headache. Cluster headaches come in a group or cluster, usually in the spring or fall. They occur one to eight times per day during a cluster period, which may last two weeks to three months.
Tension headaches strike when the muscles in the head and neck tighten. Migraines come on when supersensitive nerve endings in the brain create pain.
Headaches can last between 30 minutes and several hours.
Chocolate. Caffeinated beverages, including coffee, tea and colas. Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Nitrate/nitrite-containing meats including hot dogs, sausage, bacon, lunchmeats/deli meats, pepperoni, other cured or processed meats.
Conditions that might cause nonprimary chronic daily headaches include: Inflammation or other problems with the blood vessels in and around the brain, including stroke. Infections, such as meningitis. Intracranial pressure that's either too high or too low.
No, it's NOT normal to get headaches everyday
Most people have headaches from time to time. But if you have a headache more days than not, you might have chronic daily headaches, which come in many forms – most of them pretty disabling.
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