Headaches are no doubt the very painful and disturbing. It is so painful and irritating that you cannot focus on your work and it makes you restless. Headaches are the symptoms of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. The reason behind a headache depends on various conditions such as sleep deprivation, dehydration, stress, the side- effects of medications and recreational drugs, common colds, viral infections, loud noises, head injury, dental or sinus issues. The reason for pain decides which type of a headache it is. There are mainly two categories of headaches and those are primary, secondary and chronic headaches. There are following types of headaches and we will see each type one by one.
Types of Headaches: Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are recurring and severe headaches. This type of headaches usually affect the sides of the head and muscles around the eyes. The other accompanied symptoms are eye watering, nasal congestion and swelling around the eyes. This type of headaches belongs to the primary headache category. This type of headaches occurs in the group of recurring headache attacks hence the name cluster. The cause of a cluster headache has not been identified yet. Although there is no known cure for the cluster headaches, they sometimes can be prevented and acute attacks treated.
Types of Headaches: Sinus Headaches
Sinuses are air-filled spaces inside your forehead, cheekbones, and behind the bridge of your nose. When they get inflamed, they swell, make more mucus, and the channels that drain them can get blocked hence causing a severe headache. The symptoms include a deep and constant pain in your cheekbones, forehead, or the bridge of your nose. Remedies like drinking more fluids, using a humidifier, or saltwater nasal spray give comfort from sinus headaches.
Types of Headaches: Migraines & Tension Headaches
The symptoms of migraines include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light and sometimes sound sensitivity. It belongs to primary headache category. The migraine headaches affect either half side of the head, are pulsating in nature, and can last from 2 to 72 hours. The reasons for the occurrence of the migraine called as migraine triggers are various and usually, they are environmental and genetic factors. Globally 15% people are affected by the migraines. Some people with migraines experience migraines with an aura which is a perceptual experience of a strange light, an unpleasant smell, or confusing thoughts or experiences.
Types of Headaches: Hormone Headaches
Hormone headaches are menstrual headaches that may start before your period is due or while you’re menstruating(female). Hormone levels change during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause, and are also affected by oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies.
These are the common types of the headaches. There some other type which can be learned in details.
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