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Severe Headaches Stopping You?

One of the most common health problem that is experienced by almost everyone now and then. We mostly overlook them or just pop a pain killer and that’s it. But I it turns severe, it might affect the day-to-day life. If you are experiencing repeated or throbbing pain then do not just ignore it.

There are a lot of factors that can cause headaches. Inadequate sleeping or eating habits, alcohol, and stress are just some of the most common factors causing headache. While most of the headaches are not life threatening, some headaches can be triggered by an underlying disease such as sinus, concussion, brain tumor, stroke etc.

Every headache is different, so you might observe different symptoms for different headaches and require specific treatment.

Types of headaches:

There are over 150 types of primary and secondary headaches, some of the most common types of headaches are:

Headaches from Tension:

This is one of the most common types of headaches. The pain is usually around the back of the head, temple and forehead. While it’s usually mild and moderate, it can last upto days in severe cases.

Headaches from Migraine:

These headaches are usually observed on one side of the head. They can last from a few hours to a couple of days and are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to sound or light. Migraine pain is usually throbbing in nature, making it difficult for the person to perform daily activities.

Cluster Headaches:

Cluster headaches, as the name suggests, happen cyclically or in cluster periods. It is one of the most intense forms of headaches. The pain is usually one-sided and arises in and around one of your eyes.

Headaches from Sinus:

When your sinus has an infection, they get swollen and the mucus in the drain gets blocked. This increases pressure in your sinuses and the resulting pain feels like a headache. Some of the symptoms are: fever, running nose and swelling on the face.

Many lifestyle factors that can trigger headaches:

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  1. Sleep deprivation
  2. Changes in sleep pattern
  3. Drinking alcohol, especially red win
  4. Some food items, including processed meats containing nitrates
  5. Skipping meals
  6. Stress
  7. Poor sitting or sleeping posture
  8. Dehydration
How to treat headaches?

The main purpose of treatment for headache is to relieve the pain, symptoms and reduce the frequency of occurrence. The headaches causes can be prevented through rest and pain relief medication.

How to Prevent Headaches?

Taking care of your body and mind can help you in avoiding daily chronic headaches. Strive towards having a work life balance and avoid carrying the stress of your office to home. Developing a hobby and spending time with your family will enrich your soul and also ensure that you are not burned out. Exercise will surely help in keeping common headaches at bay.


You might ignore or overlook the headache, but if it worsens or lasts long, do not overlook it. Do not self-medicate for a longer time rather book an appointment at General Medicine Department at Satyabhama Hospital, and know the reason and treatment for your headaches.