Headache In Chennai
Headache In Chennai Primary Headaches:
A primary headache is caused by dysfunction or overactivity of pain-sensitive features in your head.
Chemical activity in your brain, the nerves or blood vessels of your head outside your skull, or muscles of your head and neck — or some combination of these factors — may play a role in primary headaches.
The most common primary headaches are:
Migraine (with and without aura)
Tension headache (medically known as tension-type headache
Migraine is different from tension-type and cluster headaches, and usually causes symptoms of sickness or nausea in addition to a severe, one-sided, throbbing headache. However, some people experience both migraines and tension-type headaches.
Migraines are chronic headaches that last for hours or even days which can completely disable a person. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by symptoms or signs (auras), such as giddiness, often nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in the arm or leg. Not all migraines are the same. Most people experience migraines without auras.
Some people may have one or more sensations of premonition (prodrome) about the headache several hours or a day or so before the headache actually strikes. Prodromal symptoms include:
Feelings of elation or intense energy
Cravings for sweets
Irritability or depression
Migraines usually begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. A typical migraine attack produces some or all of these signs and symptoms:
Moderate to severe pain, which may be confined to one side of the head or may affect both sides
Head pain with a pulsating or throbbing quality
Pain that worsens with physical activity
Pain that interferes with your regular activities
Nausea with or without vomiting
Sensitivity to light and sound
When untreated, a migraine typically lasts from four to 72 hours, but the frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person. Migraines can occur several times a month or much less frequently.
Cluster headaches, on the other hand, begin quickly and are one-sided, short-lived, excruciatingly painful headaches.
They can recur frequently for several weeks and then subside, but another bout may develop some months, or up to a year, later. Sleep is often disrupted, with the headache causing you to wake up at the same time each night. The eye on the side of the headache often becomes inflamed and watery and you might have a blocked nose on the affected side.