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A Brief Instruction On How to Recognize the Deadly Headache

Типы головной боли

Headache (cephalalgia, from Greek to brain + pain) is one of the most common nonspecific symptoms of various diseases and pathological conditions, which is a pain in the head or neck area. Most often, the cause of the headache is vascular disorders associated with the expansion or spasm of the vessels inside or outside the cranium. This general clinical symptom should be distinguished from migraine, which is its particular case.

Headache is not a pain sensation of the nervous tissue of the brain, since there are no pain receptors in it. It arises due to the effect on the areas located in the head or neck 9 sensitive to pain: the skull (periosteum), muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissue, eyes, nasal sinuses and mucous membrane. The method of treating a headache depends on the identified disease or the cause of the onset of the symptom, in most cases, analgesics are prescribed.

There are several types of headache

Типы головной боли

It's a shame that our bodies can not express themselves more clearly. One of the most incomprehensible signals that the body sends us is a headache. It can be a sign of a serious or even fatal disease, or maybe just a result of stress from a hard day. Fortunately, there is a way to determine what yours is.

Most often, a person experiences a tension headache (GIH), sinus headache or migraine . Usually this is aching pain, which gradually builds up.

Some headaches may be a sign of a stroke, an aneurysm, a tumor or a cerebral hemorrhage

So if you experience a headache from the ones described below, see a doctor immediately.

If the headache is sharp and unbearable, it is a "thunderous" headache

The peak of such sudden and severe pain lasts 60 seconds, and often it indicates a cerebral hemorrhage.

It is worth worrying if the headache appears after exercise or sex

This may be a symptom of a brain tumor or an aneurysm.

A severe headache can also confuse speech or blur vision

And also cause problems with balance, disorientation or loss of memory. All this is also a sign of a stroke.

Be careful if the headache seems to be "the strongest in life"

Even if you often experience a headache, too strong requires an immediate visit to the doctor.

A bad sign if headaches appear after 55

If you have not experienced any headaches before, or if the new ones are different from old ones, consult a doctor.

Another bad sign, if the pain began after a blow to the head

Most likely this is a concussion, which can lead to damage to the brain if it is not treated.

If the pain is centered around the eye, it is called a cluster

The struck eye blushes. This may be a sign of a brain tumor or an aneurysm.

Cluster headaches accompanied by nausea and vomiting

But if the neck is numb or the temperature rises, it can be meningitis.

Beware if the headache worsens after 24 hours

Sometimes a headache can last up to 24 hours, but if it worsens after this time, it's time to see a doctor

If someone in your family has had cancer, be careful if you have a new type of headache

A new headache can alert you to a brain tumor.