Many people suffer from headaches and understand as well as can relate to the pain, discomfort and inconvenience they cause to daily life. There are some headaches that are unbearable, tolerable and recurring with mild to severe symptoms.
What exactly is a headache?
A headache, simply explained is the way our bodies put forth a powerful signal alarm that is a warning sign your system is undergoing a physical or psychological overload.
There are several different types of headaches one can experience. They all differ depending upon where and how the pain occurs in each individual. Many symptoms a person feels doesn’t always happen to another under similar circumstances. Headache types are different from each other like individual people are. Symptoms also are different and as most people suffer from their effects there are some who may not be impaired by the same symptoms all the time, if ever.
The five types of headaches and their causes:
Simple headache – is when you feel a buzzing, hammering or pulsing sensation in your head. Stress, fever, lack of oxygen, high blood pressure, changes in atmospheric pressure and sensitivity to weather are some symptoms that cause a simple headache.
Tension headache – is when you feel a dull or oppressive pain in the temples. Many times pain starts at the back of your head, the neck, the forehead and spreads throughout your head. Bad posture and muscular tension are the two main causes of tension headaches.
Cluster headache – is when you feel pain that occurs on the side of your head, usually in the same place each time that can be described as burning or piercing pain. Unfortunately, the causes for cluster headaches are still unknown.
Migraine headache – is when you feel pain only on one side of your head. When a migraine occurs one usually experiences vomiting, nausea and vision problems. Circulatory disturbances in the brain and hereditary factors are causes attributed to migraines.
Combination headache – is when you feel pain that is dull and oppressive beginning in the morning and reoccurs between attacks of migraine headaches. Combination headaches just like cluster headache causes are also unknown.
What types of headaches have you experienced?
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