November 7, 2019
Most of us are familiar with headaches and have suffered from some form of headache at one point or the otherin our lives. According to Harvard Health Publishing, headaches are so common that at least 90% of men and 95% of women have at least one, in any given year. In this article we’ll explore some of the different kinds of headaches. What could be some of its common causes, some headache cures and finally, when should red flags of concern be raised and when toconsult your doctor.
A headache is any pain in the head, face or neck area. Headaches can be of different intensities, can occur due to several reasons and are of various different types.
There are several different reasons for headaches. Muscle tension, dehydration, nerve pain, certain food and drink or even some medications are some of the common reasons for headaches. Too much of stress can also bring on a headache.
According to Headache Australia there are 36 different types of headaches. And according to Harvard Health Publishing, there are more than 300 types of headaches, but only 10% are known to have a cause. There are two main types of headaches: primary and secondary. Some of the common primary headaches include:Headaches that just happen without any underlying serious illness or injury, such as tension headaches, cluster headaches or migraines. Secondary headaches could be due to an underlyinginjury, or illness, side effects from certainmedication, certain foods (even ice creams are known to cause a headache), toothache, high blood pressure, sinuses and many more.
Headaches could be caused due to several factors. Some simple and effective steps you can take when you suffer from a headache:
One of the first things we must do to prevent headaches is to make changes in our lifestyle. Long hours at work, too much sitting with hunched shoulders poring over our computers, standing for hours, alcohol, smoking andevenour diet, all need to be completely reset if we want to remain healthy. From eating the right, nutritious food to regular exercise, getting outdoors more often and breathing in fresh air andgetting regular healthcheck ups, these are some of thethings you can do to prevent headaches.
In case you suffer from any of the following, then you must consult a doctor or a neurologist:
Most headaches are common and often come and go. But the root cause of some of the headaches could lie elsewhere. It is best to be mindful of your headaches, when they occur, their pattern, their frequency, what triggers them and so on, so that in case of any anomalous behavior, you can get it investigated by a doctor. If you have any questions on any type sof headache that you are experiencing, please feel free to write to us or take an appointment.