Headache Information, Causes, and Symptoms

Headache Information, Causes, and Symptoms


There are many who are struggling with headaches. it is a very common condition that causes pain. Therefore we take the painkillers to get rid of this discomfort pain as soon as possible, without knowing the causes of the headaches and the type which sometimes does not need to take the painkillers, so it is necessary to know: 


  • Why do we get headaches?
  • Types of Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Chronic Daily Headache (CDH)
  • When should I see a physician?


Why do we get headache?

First, we have to know what a headache is. Headache is a pain in the head or face, and sometimes also includes pain in the upper neck. It is due to exhaustion, tension or medical disorders such as: hypertension (High Blood Pressure), depression or fever.


Headaches can be sometimes constant or intermittent, and they are different according to the intensity of pain, duration of pain, and the place of pain. It may be in the forehead, the temple or near to the eyes, and sometimes the headaches with blurred eyes, nausea and many others symptoms.


Types of Headaches

There are two main types of headaches, each one has different symptoms and causes.


Primary Headaches

A primary headache is caused by overactivity, blood vessel disorders, muscles of the head, or a chemical imbalance in the brain.


There are many different types of primary headaches:

·         Cluster Headaches (CH)

Although It is less common. But, It is one of the most painful types of headaches. Cluster headache may occur more than once a day, for months or may also for years.


Common signs and symptoms during a headache include: one-sided pain, excessive tearing, redness of your eye on the affected side or drooping eyelid on the affected side.


·         Tension Headaches

Unlike cluster headache, Tension headache is most common. It begins in the backhead then moves to the forehead and the temples. It begins with mild pain and increases gradually.


This type of tension headache lasts hours and may be continuous for days, or a month. They’re considered chronic, due to the mental disorders, and its treatment the sedatives which are recommended by physicians.


·         Migraine 

Migraine is the second most common headache after Tension headache. It is usually on one side of the head, and It is common for women (Especially during menopause) more than men.


The exact causes of migraine are unknown so far. But Symptoms are so clear, They include: 

  •         Blurred Eye
  •         Vomiting
  •         Nausea


If you feel any of these symptoms you should see a doctor as soon as.

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Secondary Headache (Chronic)

A Secondary headache is different from the other one in causes and symptoms.


A secondary headache is caused by:


  • Blood clots
  • Brain tumor
  • A large amount of painkillers
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Panic attacks


It is divided into many different types:


Thunderclap headaches :

Thunderclap headaches are sharp and strike suddenly. Furthermore, they are one of the most serious headaches. Because They are caused by a brain hemorrhage, Pituitary stroke or Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). So we recommend that if you feel any of these symptoms, you should consult a physician as soon as possible.


Rebound Headaches:

Rebound headaches are fundamentally caused by the frequent or excessive use of medicines and pain-relievers, they cause:


When should you see a physician?

Consulting a physician when you feel any of these symptoms is a crucial step. Because the physician is able to know the exact type of headaches easily, therefore they can determine the suitable medicines.


Clinido wishes you a life full of health and happiness!