Headache: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


Headache is one of the most common problems that affect the maximum number of people. It can affect anyone irrespective of their age and gender. According to some medical reports, it is can be a sign of strain, or prolonged sickness or any sort of medical condition, including migraine or depression.  
In fact, it may lead to another medical issue. People with headache find it difficult to perform their daily activities. It can occur in any part of the head depending upon the condition.
Did you know? There are over 150 types of headaches.
Indeed, a prolonged headache may occur due to certain serious conditions, such as blood clot, brain tumor, concussion, dehydration, and stroke. That is why it is important to discuss with a doctor if you have a severe headache. Did you know? There are over 150 types of headaches.
Migraine causes extreme pain
Here, it must be noted that one should not get confused about a normal headache with migraines. Migraine causes extreme pain accompanied by blurred vision, nausea as well as other sensory disturbances. Hence, you should seek medical evaluation as soon as possible to avoid any severe circumstances. Did you know? Prolonged migraines can affect your health in many ways.
Let us see some common causes of headaches include:
  • Injury
  • Prolonged illness
  • Migraine
  • Ear infection
  • Surgery
  • Concussion
  • Genetic problems
  • Stress or anxiety or depression
  • Inflammation of the sinuses
  • Accident
Symptoms of headache may vary widely depending upon the severity of the headache. Some people show extreme anger and frustration when it comes to headache, which makes it difficult to diagnose the root cause of the problem. However, once your headache is diagnosed, it is essential to start the right treatment plan.
Doctors often recommend medicine
Doctors often recommend medicine for fever and headache or over-the-counter pain relievers as per your condition and symptoms. Besides that, they ask you to monitor your headache triggers as well as other patterns that lead to a headache.

About Vikas Singh

Vikas Singh has completed his MSc in biotechnology & MBA in healthcare management. He worked in the biotech industry for drug research, genomics and proteomics. As MBA he has worked with the healthcare industry. He is a certified lean six sigma green belts professional and specialised in the areas of Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs.

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