Sharp headaches occur suddenly and without any reason, and reach maximum intensity in just a few seconds. It may indicate a range of health problems, including internal bleeding due to blood vessel bursting in the brain, which can be life threatening.
If the headache occurs early in the morning, you should see a doctor because it may indicate a tumor of the brain, apnea or high blood pressure.
If, besides the headache, you experience blur vision, mood swings and tension in the neck or irritability you should also visit the doctor.
Headaches differ in location of pain, and the most common are:
1. It occurs in one of the hemispheres of the head
It is about migraine that is not dangerous, but quite hard for those who suffer from it, because it can last up to 72 hours. The pain of migraine can be recognized by the pulsating pain of moderate to severe intensity, and is sometimes accompanied by the occurrence of nausea and hypersensitivity to noise and light. It is important to drink painkiller immediately after the first symptoms and to take a rest in a darkened and quiet room.
2. Forehead pain
In this case the headache is caused by sinusitis. The pain can be felt in the cheek bones. Usually, inhalation and hot shower (because steam is inhaled) can help.
3. As if hoops tightens your head
It is about the tense headache that occurs gradually and reaches an average intensity of pain. It feels like a hoop it being pressed onto head. Usually it occurs because of stress, and in such a case, it is good to take a nap.
4. Pain in one side of the face, swollen eye lid
It is about Cluster headache. It is severe and lasts in cycles of two weeks up to more than a month. It occurs at certain times of the year, and the attacks could occur in an interval of a year. For the duration of the headaches, the pain occurs every day at the same time of day or night and usually takes from half an hour up to three hours. Those who suffer from this type of headache usually feel better when moving instead of when they are still. The pain occurs on one side of the head and it usually gets red, flowed by swollen eyelid, red eye, and the face and forehead are covered in sweat.
This type of headache occurs five times more often in men than in women.
5. To the back of the head
Pain in the neck and crown occur due to problems in the spine/waist and neck. For example, it can occur during long sitting. In that case stretching and breathing fresh air will help you.
6. Pain in the temples
They occur when someone has a problem with the joints and leads to tense headache. Apart from the temples the pain also occurs in the ears, face. You may also experience difficulty opening and closing the mouth, and you can hear a click when the jaw moves. It is recommended to see a doctor.
Keep a diary
Experts advise to keep a diary of headaches, for example, to keep track how often they occur, at which time, how long they last, where it hurts, your daily activity, food or drink that preceded the headache and so on. These notes facilitate the work of doctors and make it easier to set precise diagnosis.
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