Flash News


Headaches, why they are caused and when you should go to the doctor

Headaches, why they are caused and when you should go to the doctor

Headaches are multi-dimensional and incredibly complicated. Each pain has a different source and unique symptoms. Consequently their treatment is different.

So far, according to the data, experts have identified 150 different types of headaches, but the most common are:

Headaches as a result of tension

These are the most common headaches that affect young people and adults.

The pain is moderate and goes away without special symptoms.


Headaches are severe and stabbing.

Data show that they can last from 4 hours to 3 days and recur one to four times a month.

Migraine is accompanied by high sensitivity to light, noise and smells, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite and abdominal pain.

If a child suffers from a migraine he or she may experience dizziness, blurred vision, fever and stomach ache.


Recurring pains

These pains manifest around the eye area or behind the head and are constant.

The pain is so strong that one cannot find peace.

In many cases, people suffering from this pain cannot sit or lie down.

If the pain is in the eye area, the eyes redden, water and the pupil of the eye decreases.

The nasal mucus in that area of ​​pain is enlarged and runny.

These pains usually occur one to three times a day and can last from 2 weeks to 3 months.

Each of the pains lasts from 15 minutes to 3 hours, and can even wake the patient from sleep.

Headaches as a result of sinusitis

These pains appear in the cheekbones, forehead or between the eyes.

Pain appears as a result of inflammation and sinusitis.

Hormonal pains

Hormonal headaches usually affect women during menstruation, pregnancy or menopause.

Hormonal changes as a result of contraceptives are also causes of headaches.

What happens in the body when the head hurts?

The brain is the organ that tells you when other parts of the body are in pain, but it itself cannot feel pain.

Pain is caused by a multitude of signals between the brain, nerves and blood vessels.

Certain nerves in the blood vessels and muscles of the head fire and send pain signals to the brain.

Headaches can be accompanying symptoms of some diseases such as infections, emotional stress, depression, lack of food, sleep, excessive medications, smoking, allergies and others.

Migraine, on the other hand, is something genetic that is passed down from generation to generation, studies show.

If both parents suffer from migraines, then the children are 70% predisposed to have the same problem.

The causes of migraines are still unknown, but one medical theory says that migraines are related to abnormal brain activity that causes changes in the blood vessels in the brain.

In each case, it is suggested to consult a doctor, especially when the pain becomes frequent. /AgroWeb.org

Latest news