Severe headaches

Headache !!! This word always sound like a stage which almost every one is afraid of

Repeated severe headaches

One tablet of paracetamol is enough and can relieve the person who get headache for once,  but sometimes these headaches are repeated and it is severe in the same situations and are so painful that they become disabling. It may be the symptoms of migraine. It is a very serious and painful Headache Disorder. A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.

Often having a headache in the afternoon

This is a typical symptom of tension headache, the most common headaches.  The pain continues, usually located on both sides and gives the headachesimpression of having the head caught.  Its intensity is low to moderate, but it can take several days or even be continuous.  Its mechanisms are still not understood properly.  In the episodic form, they would be based on excessive tension of the neck and facial muscles, often favored by bad posture, overwork and stress .  In chronic forms, they result from a malfunction of the control systems pain .

The solution: Acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen, sold in pharmacies without a prescription, are usually effective for treating this kind of headaches.  Consider also small remedies like roll-on with essential oils (peppermint, lavender, aspic ), the Tiger Balm.

Our advice: Caution with self-medication: repeated and prolonged drug against pain consumption risks turning intermittent headaches to permanent state. Follow the dosages and cons-indications, and see your doctor if headaches recur too often.

Pain following heart beat

The throbbing pain in one side of the skull, which worsens with physical effort (walking, climbing stairs, etc.), is accompanied by intolerance to noise and light, gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea , vomiting ), and sometimes a bright halo, is typical of a true migraine.  Especially if the attacks last 4 to 72 hours without treatment, they force laid up in the dark and they are repeated regularly.  These migraines have a neuro-vascular origin: they are caused by inflammation and dilation of meningeal vessels are themselves secondary to abnormal stimulation of the nerves of the face and skull.

The solution: It is recommended  the use of anti-inflammatory drugs (naproxen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac) or migraine (triptans) or the two together if they are ineffective separately.  Background Treatment is with beta-blockers and anti-epileptics.

Our advice: Migraine is a genetic component that makes susceptible individuals more vulnerable to certain situations (rhythm changes, changes in the environment), some emotions (pleasant or not) or certain foods (cheese, chocolate, etc.).  Although these triggers can change in the same individual throughout life, it is important to identify and eliminate where possible.

Head hurts while playing sports

It is not strictly speaking migraines headaches but “circumstantial”, that is to say triggering is almost always in the same circumstances: physical exertion, cough and sometimes during sexual activity.  This type of headache is very intense as it is sudden, be explained by transient changes of the cerebral venous system.

The solution: headaches related to stress, which can last up to 24 hours, are often sensitive to indomethacin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Our advice: A medical consultation is urgently required the first time you feel this kind of pain, as violent head pain sudden onset are also typical of subarachnoid hemorrhage (due to an aneurysm, for example).  It is only to reoccur in the same situation and normality additional tests that the diagnosis of circumstantial headache-related effort can be made.

Pain during menstruation

These menstrual migraines, called “catamenial” are triggered by the sudden drop in female hormone (estrogen) levels at the end of each cycle (2 days before menstruation).  Some women have seizures only before or early in their rules.  In others, many more, crises can occur anytime, but are most common during menstruation.

The solution: The catamenial migraine attacks are more intense and often longer that migraines “classic”, they are more difficult to treat.  It is not uncommon for doctors suggested to alternate the use of NSAIDs to a specific migraine drug (triptan) to relieve them.  Aspirin promotes bleeding: it is certainly not recommended.

Our advice: For women who have regular cycles, it is possible to increase the estrogen levels when it drops to 2 days before applying the rules (and for a week) cream or patch releasing the estradiol.  In others, the prescription of a progestin continuously ( pill, implant, IUD ) appears to be effective although its value has not yet been demonstrated.

Sharp pain behind the eye

Shooting pain, “to bang their heads against the walls,” not touching that one side of the face, which begins in the area of ​​the eye, and then extends to the front of the temple and cheek often signs a cluster headache side.  Seizures, sudden and cyclic are generally short (between 15 minutes and three hours), but can occur several times a day, weeks at a time, several times a year.  Their origins remain mysterious, but they seem related to a dysfunction of a small area of ​​the brain.

The solution: The most effective treatment is the injectable Sumatran.  “It leads to the disappearance of the crisis in less than 15 minutes in 74% of cases.”

Our advice: Certain lifestyle measures help prevent cluster headaches faced by those who are subjects like hours sleep regular.  Better also avoid tobacco and alcohol, two well-identified risk factors.

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