Headache – What You Need to Know


 

Headache is a common condition which results in chronic, acute, severe, or mild pain in any region of the skill depending upon the type of the condition. For example, tension headaches result in pain like a band over the forehead to the occipital lobe squeezing the head. Another example is the migraine headache which affects half of the head and comes with aura arrival. Each type of headache may have its own triggers and course of treatment, but this subject is still under research.

Headache affects almost every individual in their life. There are over 150 types of the condition.

The Signs and Symptoms of Headache

Some of the common signs and symptoms related to headache are the following:

  • Difficulty in speech
  • Mental confusion
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Seizures
  • Fever, stiff neck, rash, or shortness of breath
  • Pain that awakens the individual at night

Some of the common signs and symptoms related to headache are the following:

  • Difficulty in speech
  • Mental confusion
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Seizures
  • Fever, stiff neck, rash, or shortness of breath
  • Pain that awakens the individual at night
  • Severe nausea

These are some of the signs that require emergency attention. Consult your doctor if your condition worsens with one or multiple signs developing, as stated above with your headache.

The Causes of Headache

Some of the causes of headache include the following:

  • Hereditary causes resulting in headaches like migraine
  • Eating trigger foods such as alcohol, caffeine, cheese, chocolate, and fermented foods
  • Allergic reaction to an item
  • Passive smoking
  • Powerful odors from any chemical
  • Dehydration
  • Flashing lights or too much exposure to screens
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress

The Treatment Options for Headache

Primary headaches like migraine or cluster headaches are treated with protocols such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Triptan, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants. Other treatment guidelines suggest simply abstinence of the trigger and removal of the cause of the headache and related symptoms. Stress management and lifestyle modifications are suggested for an individual who complains of having recurrent headaches that persist for hours and even days.

If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, telemedicine makes it possible for you to get the care you deserve. Schedule a virtual consultation with a Telakai Health online Provider and get on the road to recovery. Schedule your visit today.

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