Headache is one of the most common complaint made by people. Mostly people think headache is not serious and is due to tension or need / improper eyeglasses. This is not true. Headache is due to number of causes.
Causes for headache
Can be divided in following groups:
Diseases of the head , eyes, ear, teeth etc.
This is most common type of headache. The pain comes from pulling of the muscles in the neck and the base of the head. These pain may be felt in forehead , temples and around the eyes misleading the cause for headache.
This may be due to;
tension and anxiety in the life
may result because of sleeping in strange position
a long period of close work.
Treatment: Usually gets relief by analgesics.
Cause : Stretching of blood vessels in head.
Some people have tendency for migraine and it may be familial.
Typical Migraine: Intermittent severe headache involving half of head.
Usually with nausea and vomiting.
May be accompanied by temporary visual disturbance.
Atypical Migraine: Severe headache without any symptoms.
Other Causes of Headache
Though not common but may be very important.