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Dangerous Headache

This month’s issue will deal with headaches dangerous. To put this in perspective, most headaches are not dangerous.


A tension headache is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain in your head that’s often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. A tension headache (tension-type headache) is the most common type of headache, and yet its causes aren’t well-understood.

Treatments for tension headaches are available. Managing a tension headache is often a balance between fostering healthy habits, finding effective nondrug treatments and using medications appropriately.

In fact, tension headaches and migraines frequently and remain the focus of most health care providers and patients who suffer from headaches.


Signs and symptoms of a tension headache include:

  • Dull, aching head pain
  • Sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head
  • Tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles

Tension headaches are divided into two main categories — episodic and chronic.

Episodic tension headaches

Episodic tension headaches can last from 30 minutes to a week. Frequent episodic tension headaches occur less than 15 days a month for at least three months. Frequent episodic tension headaches may become chronic.

Chronic tension headaches

This type of tension headache lasts hours and may be continuous. If your headaches occur 15 or more days a month for at least three months, they’re considered chronic.

Tension headaches vs. migraines

Tension headaches can be difficult to distinguish from migraines. Plus, if you have frequent episodic tension headaches, you can also have migraines.

Unlike some forms of migraine, tension headaches usually aren’t associated with visual disturbances, nausea or vomiting. Although physical activity typically aggravates migraine pain, it doesn’t make tension headache pain worse. An increased sensitivity to either light or sound can occur with a tension headache, but these aren’t common symptoms.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor

If tension headaches disrupt your life or you need to take medication for your headaches more than twice a week, see your doctor.

Even if you have a history of headaches, see your doctor if the pattern changes or your headaches suddenly feel different. Occasionally, headaches may indicate a serious medical condition, such as a brain tumor or rupture of a weakened blood vessel (aneurysm).

When to seek emergency help

If you have any of these signs or symptoms, seek emergency care:

      • Abrupt, severe headache
      • Headache with a fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or speaking difficulties
      • Headache after a head injury, especially if the headache gets worse

However, it is important to discuss the signs and symptoms that help us to distinguish between all the headaches, which could certainly compared to those who are not safe.

The most important factor when the typical headache is suddenly different. Some of these symptoms are slurred speech, difficulty in communication, or the formulation of thought, seizures, fainting or loss of consciousness (even for a few seconds), memory loss, blurred or double vision, dizziness, profound, numbness of the face or half of the body should sound an alarm can tell you this to get as quickly as possible, as these symptoms, if they deviate from the norm is evidence of a serious condition checked.

This can be a challenge, such as migraine attacks are often related, and perhaps a common symptom of a migraine for some patients with migraine.

Signs of a dangerous headache include:

1.A begins suddenly, especially if it’s a serious degree.
2.Headaches that begin later in life, especially after the age of 50.
3.A change in the quality of headaches.
4.Visual changes, including double vision or loss of vision.
5.Weakness, numbness or other neurological symptoms.
6.Fevers particularly rapid onset of action.
7 Change in mental status, including drowsiness, hallucinations, confusion or changes in speech.
8.Weight loss.

even though there was ever a doubt in a dangerous puzzle, you should consult your doctor will be contacted.

Normally, the patient with migraine notice a fairly consistent symptoms and, although the headache can vary in intensity, is the sequence of events is fairly uniform. Migraine Headache and Tension Headaches dangerous are those that deviate significantly from the standard migraine patients.

Suppose a patient has typical migraine (Bright, twinkling lights in the visual field, or a strange odor goes migraines for about 30 minutes before the headache strikes), followed by a gradually increasing pain in the half of the head that is deteriorating to a point by nausea and sometimes vomiting, if something is not done to stop it (like a chiropractic adjustment Las Vegas and / or some form of medication).

Even though this means that the patient always, when one of the eight items listed above accompany the headache, it should be further often requires an EEG (electroencephalogram) and / or MRI (magnetic resonance image).

The GET is to test all the changes of the electrical signal in the brain and MRI space occupancy structures such as tumors, bleeding, infection, aneurysm, and when it occurs with a contrast agent, the artery malformations (ie, the network of abnormal blood vessels) show.


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