Facts about headache with other peripheral information

Facts about headache with other peripheral information

Facts about headache with other peripheral information

Facts about headache with other peripheral information

Headache is one of the commonly seen pains in our body. The reasons for headache may be many. So the problem is classified under three different heads: 1) Primary, 2) Secondary and 3) facial pain, cranial neuralgias and other types of headaches. Each of these types has sub-sections.

Primary headache

Normally, quality of life gets affected by primary headache. Many affected persons experience the problem occasionally, but some others’ problem remains exasperating. Although the headaches are not always fatal, however, they may be associated with the symptoms that may lead to strokes.

The sub sections of Primary headache are 1) cluster, 2) migraine and 3) tension.

Tension headache

Tension headache is the primary headache’s most common type and normally treated over the OTC (Over the counter) medication for pain. If compared, women are mostly affected by the tension headache than men. According to WHO (World health Organization), in the developed world, one in every 20 people in the world suffer from daily tension headache.

Migraine headaches

Migraine headache is the 2nd most common type of headache, under the category of primary headache. The affected group may be both adults and children. At the onset of puberty, both the sexes get affected by migraine headache, however after the puberty; the particular headache affects the women mostly.

Many patients consider severe headache as migraine, but it may not be the case of migraine always.

Cluster headache

Cluster headache is categorised as one of the rare types of primary headache. Although all types of age and gender categories encounter this problem, as children and women suffer from this problem, men in their late 20s are the most affected lot.

Secondary headache

Any underlying illness or any injury is the reasons of secondary headache. Nobody should ignore about any type of headache symptoms, such as stiff neck, fever, onset of headache, vomiting, change in behaviour, change in sensation or weakness.

This is a very broad group, which may range from infected teeth or dental pain to life-threatening conditions, such as meningitis, encephalitis, bleeding in the brain etc.

Traumatic headaches also come under this category of secondary headaches, which includes post-concussion headaches. This type of headache is because of excess use of medication and substance abuse.

Headache explained

Plainly speaking, headache is a pain that arises from the upper neck of the body i.e. head. So it is ache (pain) in head. The pain gets started from the structures and tissues, surrounding the brain. The fact is brain does not have any nerve, but these tissues and nerves, surrounding the brain, causes sensation of pain or to be called pain fibres.

The body parts involved to cause a headache

The bones & muscles that encase our skull, ears, eyes, sinuses and also involving meninges that covers the surface of the spinal cord & brain, veins, arteries and nerves can become irritated or inflamed to cause the headache or pain. The nature of pain may be intense, mild, constant, throbbing, sharp or a dull ache.


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