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The annoying headaches

By on April 9, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments

Headache - Julia Britvich

Headaches are pretty disturbing to all of us. Do you know 90% of the whole population of the world have had headache some time in life? You may hear people complaining about the pounding of their heads too often. So what are the things that you should know about headache in general?

The following is some basic information regarding types, incidences and some general treatment tips:

Types of Headaches:

There are many types of headaches and each has its own peculiarity. The most common type of headache that about 78% of people suffer from is the tension-type headache and the one that has the most rare incidence is cluster headache with 0.5% incidence rate in the entire population.

  • Generalized or Tension-type headaches: These vary in frequency as well as in intensity and are decentralized. they are caused due to stress.
  • Migraine headache: This is caused by inflammation of the vessel resulting in pain
  • Sinus headache: Sinus related
  • Cluster headache: This rare type gives excruciating pain caused by hypothalamus of the brain.
  • Headache due to stain to the eyes
  • Hormone headache in women
  • Headache due to medications
  • Headache due to excessive alcohol consumption
  • Chronic headaches
  • Headache due to withdrawal of caffeine

Tips that can subside the pain:

Over the counter NSAIDs are the common drugs people use to get rid of headaches. Some simple tips apart from the medications can help lessen the pain.

  • A gentle and soothing massage
  • A hot shower
  • Use of ice pack
  • Rest and relax

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