Nowadays, getting headache is one of the most common medical complaints - nearly everyone gets a headache at some point of time in their life. But do you know what causes it?
What is a Headache?
A headache is a pain which is sensed in the nerves and muscles of the head and neck, as well as the meninges (the membranous coverings of the brain and spinal cord). Our brain itself cannot sense pain, so a headache has nothing to do with our brain hurting rather it is a pain somewhere around our brain, being picked up by nerve endings located in our head.
Did you know?
90 % of entire world populations have had HEADACHE at some point of time in their lives.
75 % have episodes of HEADACHE
50% have severe HEADACHE
25% have recurring severe HEADACHE
12% have Migraine HEADACHE
4% have Chronic Daily HEADACHE
What are main types of HEADACHES?
Basically it’s a generalized constricting band like headache which is often caused when a person is in tension and by holding the neck in a tight position. This type of headache is the most common form headache, by far accounting for 78% of headaches.
It is discovered that 94 % of people who have episodes of headaches have Migraine. Tension triggers migraine in a big way. WHO (World Health organization) have rated Migraine as 19th among all cause of years lived and disability.
Perhaps, this is also one of the most common forms of headaches. Sinus Headache is caused due to acute sinus infection, but this is usually associated with fever, colored drainage and significant pain over the sinus that is affected.
Chronic Daily Headache
1 out of 20 people have chronic daily headaches. There are many causes of such type of headache but most have a history of migraine and overuse of medication.
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