Headaches can appear on both sides of your head or be isolated on just one part, stretching from one point to another with variations of intensity. Headaches can start appearing with increasing pain or it can just come all out of a sudden and last for hours or even days.
A doctor can help you determine the cause of headaches and recommend a suiting form of healing. Most headaches are not connected to some heavy illnesses and are not serious, but some might even be life threatening. We usually get headaches for a cause.
Primary headaches are caused from over-sensitivity. It’s not caused by some serious health disorder. It can be caused by chemical activities in the brain, problems with the nerves and blood vessels, head muscles and neck muscles, or a combination of these factors.
Main causes of headaches are:
- Cluster headaches
- Tension headache
There are other forms of headaches that are also considered primary, but are significantly rare. Even though they’re considered primary, these headaches can be a symptom of heavy health disorder. They are:
- Chronic daily headaches
- Headache caused from coughing
- Headaches caused from exercising
- Headaches caused from sex.
Secondary headaches are the symptom of some illnesses. Any health conditions can cause chronic headaches. Causes of secondary headaches are:
- Brain strokes
- Panic attacks
- Dental problems
- Exaggerated use of pain killers
- Ear infection
- Brain tumor
When to see a doctor?
So, headaches can be a symptom of serious health disorder, like brain stroke, meningitis (brain infection) or encephalitis (brain swelling). If you are feeling the worst headache ever, make sure you get medical help as soon as possible, especially if the headache is followed by the following symptoms:
- Confusion or problems understanding speech
- Losing conscience
- High body temperature
- Stiff neck
- Problems with your eyesight
- Problems with your speech
- Feeling sick or vomiting