What are Headaches?

The term “headache” refers to a multitude of ailments which cause pain or discomfort in the head. Scientifically speaking, headaches are caused by a disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures in the head. The most common type is also known as “tension headaches.” There are three major categories of headaches: primary, secondary, and cranial neuralgias.

What causes Headaches?

Just as there are many types of headaches, there are as many causes. Tension headaches are caused when the the muscle around the skull spasms. Migraines are noted in those with ADHD, depression, women who are pregnant, high blood pressure, eye problems, and much more. Allergies or sensitivity to things can also cause migraines. Head trauma, strokes, infections, sicknesses, and inflamed arteries are all possible causes of headaches.

How are Headaches treated?

The simplest method of treating headaches, specifically primary headaches, is to take common medicine, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Different types of headaches could require high concentrations of oxygen, or more intense medication.

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