Headaches are one of the most common health check complaints; most people experience them at some point in their life. They can affect anyone regardless of age, race, and gender.
A headache can be a sign of stress or troubling distress, or it can result from a medical disorder, such as migraine or high blood pressure and depression. It can lead to other problems. People with chronic migraine headaches, for example, may find it hard to attend work or school regularly.
A headache can occur in any part of the head, on both sides of the head, or in just one location.
Headaches can spread out across the head from a central point or have a vise-like quality. They can be sharp, dull, appear steadily or suddenly. They can last from less than an hour up to several days.
Headache diagnosis and treatment
A doctor will usually be able to identify a particular type of headache through a explanation of the condition, the type of pain, the timing and pattern of attacks. If the nature of the headache appears to be complex, tests may be carried out to eliminate more serious causes.
Further testing could include:
- blood tests
- brain scans, such as CT and MRI
The most frequent ways of treating headaches are rest and pain relief tablets. Generic pain relief medication is available over the counter (OTC), or doctors can prescribe preventative medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin receptor agonists, anti-epileptic drugs, and beta-blockers.
It is important to follow the doctor’s advice because over using pain relief medication can lead to recover headaches. The treatment of rebound headaches involves the reducing or stopping pain relief medication. In extreme cases, a short hospital stay may be required to manage withdrawal safely and effectively. For More Info Contact us