Is it possible to have more than one type of headache?
It is possible to have more than one headache type. There more than 200 types of headaches as categorized by the International Headache Society. It is important to realize that people with primary headache disorders, like migraine, can also have secondary headaches as well. It…
What is cluster headache?
Cluster headache is a type of primary headache disorder. These headaches are caused by an electrical or chemical problem in the brain as opposed to an underlying medical problem such as a brain tumour that might occur in secondary headaches. People often describe the headaches…
What is trigeminal neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia is one of the most common causes of sudden and severe pain in parts of the face. It is caused by a problem with the trigeminal nerve, which is a nerve that is responsible for sensation in the face. There are many causes…
What is medication overuse?
Acute medications are those medications that you take at the time the headache is occurring. People who have frequent headaches, who take acute medications on a regular basis, could be making their headaches worse, leading to more headaches. These headaches are known as medication overuse…
Can sleep apnea cause headache?
Screening for sleep apnea may help your headaches! Sleep apnea is commonly caused by obstruction of the air flow during sleep leading to short arrests of breathing. When breathing is blocked, oxygen gets low in the blood, blood pressure gets high, and this may lead…
I have bruxism. Could it explain my headaches?
Bruxism is repetitive stereotypical teeth grinding and clenching. If occurring during sleep, it is associated with sleep arousal activity. Diagnosis is often based on reported history of tooth-grinding sounds during sleep, morning jaw muscle pain and stiffness, masseter muscle enlargement and teeth wear/damage. Bruxism may…
What is a cluster headache?
Patients suffering from this type of headache describe unbearable attacks of pain located on one side of the face, usually around the eye or in the temple, often accompanied by lacrimation or a runny nose. There can be redness in the eye or eyelid closure….
What is a tension headache?
A tension type headache is very different from a migraine. It is actually its opposite! How can you differentiate it from a migraine attack? You have a headache that you can recognise at the onset, which occurs once in a while: – Light to moderate,…
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