Headaches are a very common problem faced by so many people all over the world. Headaches pains are sometimes bearable and sometimes unbearable. During headache the person affected with it can have pains in the head, temples, forehead and areas around the eyes, neck, shoulders, behind the ears and in the bridge over the nose. As there are several types of headaches the symptoms of each type of headache are different. In some headaches the affected person will have mild pains while in some cases have severe pains. The causes behind each type of headache are also different.
There are two main categories of headaches which are based on their causes –
- Primary Headache – Primary headaches does not indicate presence of any serious ailment like brain tumor or hypertension. These are the kind of headaches most people suffer from. In this kind of headaches, the headache pain varies in frequency as well as in severity. Tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraines are some of the examples of this kind of headaches. When you suffer from excess stress due to overworking or due to any kind of physical or emotional pain then you have high chances of getting primary type of headaches. Lack of sleep, working for long hours, drinking less water and staying hungry for long time can also cause primary headaches in you.
- Secondary Headache – Secondary headaches are an indication that you might be having some or the kind of ailments like brain tumor, hypertension, flu, etc. In this kind of headaches you will have severe headache pains along with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, sound and smell, lack of concentration and increased irritability.
Among all the types of headaches the stress headaches or tension headaches are the most common ones and more than ninety percent of people suffer from this worldwide. Such types of headache pains are more common in women than men. Migraine headaches are also a common type of headache that affects children, teenagers and adults. After the age of puberty more women than men suffer from this type of headaches.
Headache Pain Treatments -
As mentioned above some type of headaches can be life threatening hence you cannot neglect this condition. Those who have family history of serious health ailments like hypertension, tumors or heart diseases should never take headaches as a simple health condition. Many times headache can be an indication for some underlying serious health condition. Make sure that you consult your doctor more so if you are getting headaches often and the pain caused by headache is unbearable. Without consulting the doctor avoid taking any kind of over the counter available medicines.
In case you are getting mild headache pains then you can take aspirin, ibuprofen or any other medicines available in the chemist’s shop. But avoid making it a habit or else it can pose harmful for you in future. Head massage is also one of the very effective ways to relieve the stress. Acupuncture also has several treatments for people suffering from headaches.