Learn about the most common headaches

What are the symptoms of different types of headaches? How do these complications occur? What are the most common types and what are the treatment methods for each of them?

“Migraine and tension headaches are more common in women,” said an associate professor in the neurology department at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.

“Migraine headaches are more common in women,” said Fariborz Khorvash. Nausea and vomiting.

He added: In this case, the person is afraid of sound and light. That’s why when you have a migraine headache, you tend to sleep in a quiet, dark environment.

“Migraine headaches usually recur several times a month,” he said. “If the frequency of headaches increases, preventive measures are needed.” The amount and severity of migraine headaches usually decrease with age.

“Despite some theories about the cause of migraine headaches, the root cause has not yet been discovered,” Khoroush said. “There is no definitive cure for migraine headaches, and existing therapies are effective in reducing pain.”

Referring to the symptoms of cluster headaches, he added: “The symptoms of cluster headaches are different from the symptoms of migraine headaches.” For example, cluster headaches are more common in men and the age of onset is in the third and fourth decades and between 30 and 40 years.

The head of the Isfahan Neurological Association added: “These headaches appear in clusters and then disappear; This means that the patient has a headache for a period of two to 12 weeks, and these headaches recur during this time and then heal.

“Cluster headaches are usually a one-sided headache,” Khoroush said. “These headaches are throbbing and severe and most often occur at night;” In such a way that the person wakes up. In this case, other symptoms such as runny nose, red eyes, drooping eyelids and nasal congestion are seen on the same side of the pain.

He explained: “Another difference between migraine and cluster headaches is that the duration of migraine headaches is from four to 72 hours, but in cluster headaches it is between fifteen minutes to three hours.”

“Tension or nerve headaches are more common in women,” he said. The patient feels pain in the roof of the head or around the head.

Khorvash stated: In tension headache, a person feels pressure and heaviness in the head and nausea does not occur in it. The duration of tension headaches is sometimes short and sometimes may be long and the patient suffers from this headache for several days. There is also a basis in the patient’s history of anxiety and depression in the patient’s mood.

He continued: “Tension headaches are treated based on the infrastructure that has mood roots such as anxiety and depression.” In some cases, the patient may have a migraine headache, as well as a tension headache, and in this case, the treatment is different.


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