Headache is a natural occurrence. Everyone has suffered it while some people suffer from it almost all the time. Headache can be chronic or subtle, a chronic headache gives a kind of frustrating and crippling pain that renders you almost useless in the sense that it stops you from functioning normally or carrying out any reasonable task while a subtle headache is something that could be caused from heavy workload or stress, it doesn’t last long and can be coped with. Either way, the best thing to do is to identify what kind/type of headache you have, the best treatment option available and how to prevent further headaches from occurring frequently. The types of headaches include; migraine headache, tension headache, cluster headache, and hypnic headache. At Health & Allergy Relief, we will help you diagnose your headaches and proffer the control measures and treatment. These types of headaches will be explained further.
This type of headache is the most common type of headache which typically occurs on one side of the head, although not always. It is a genetic and prolonged sickness which mostly lasts for the duration of two to seventy-two hours. How do you know that your type of headache is migraine headache? If your headache is excruciating and throbbing, makes you feel nauseous or sensitive to light and sound, then it is definitely a migraine headache. There are several categories of migraines which are; classic migraine, common migraine, complicated migraine, hemiplegic migraine, ocular migraine etc. there is no cure yet for this illness, however, there are several ways to manage it. The first step to managing a migraine is recognizing what triggers it, then avoiding them, and using prescribed medications to treat the headache when it occurs.
Headaches are majorly caused by disorder of the teeth, neck, eyes, jaw and brain, factors like medication, dehydration, diet, stress, noise light and hormonal disorder contributes to early symptoms of the illness. After migraine headache, this is another common type of headache that comes next, its region is mostly at the back of the head which earned a common name called hatband. It also causes pain in the temples and forehead. This type of headache usually lasts for the duration of hours to days and also gives a pressure-like kind of pain at the beginning. It can be treated by relaxing, or with the use of anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants.
A cluster migraine persists for the duration of twenty minutes to two hours which is opposes the belief that it is the combination of the types of headaches because of its name. It always occurs as one sided with symptoms such as one sided stuffy nose, tearing or droopy lid. It is said to be one of the most chronic and excruciating type of headaches and for that reason, it is highly important to have a treatment plan ready before it occurs which extends through several days to weeks.
Hypnic headaches are a different kind of headache that is rare, occurs at night and affects people between the ages of 40-80 for the duration of 10-60 minutes. It is a type of headache that repeats every night and at the same time. Because of its uniqueness, it has a definite treatment that is not applicable to other types of headaches.