- What could be the cause of daily headaches?
- When should you be concerned about a headache?
- Are daily headaches normal?
- How do you cure a daily headache?
- What is constant headaches a sign of?
- Does the location of a headache mean anything?
- What type of headache is dangerous?
- What does a stroke headache feel like?
- Why won’t my headache go away?
- Are headaches a sign of diabetes?
What could be the cause of daily headaches?
Often, headaches are triggered by lifestyle or environmental factors such as stress, changes in weather, caffeine use, or lack of sleep. Overuse of pain medication can also cause a constant headache.
When should you be concerned about a headache?
The following headache symptoms mean you should get medical help right away: A sudden, new, severe headache that comes with: Weakness, dizziness, sudden loss of balance or falling, numbness or tingling, or can’t move your body. Trouble with speech, confusion, seizures, personality changes, or inappropriate behavior.
Are daily headaches normal?
When to see a doctor
Occasional headaches are common, and usually require no medical attention. However, consult your doctor if: You usually have two or more headaches a week. You take a pain reliever for your headaches most days.
How do you cure a daily headache?
To ease your headache pain until you see your doctor, you might:
- Avoid activities that worsen your headaches.
- Try over-the-counter pain relief medications — such as naproxen sodium (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others). To avoid rebound headaches, don’t take these more than three times a week.
What is constant headaches a sign of?
Often, headaches are triggered by lifestyle or environmental factors such as stress, changes in weather, caffeine use, or lack of sleep. Overuse of pain medication can also cause a constant headache. This is called a medication overuse headache or a rebound headache.
Does the location of a headache mean anything?
Headache Types by Location
Forehead: Headaches that occur along both sides of the forehead are often tension headaches or sinus headaches. If the pain is one-sided, then migraine or cluster headache may be more likely. Tension headache can cause pressure and pain along both sides of the head.
What type of headache is dangerous?
The most serious causes of headache pain are a hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke, an aneurysm, meningitis or a brain tumor.
What does a stroke headache feel like?
The pain generally won’t be throbbing or develop gradually like a migraine. Rather, it will hit hard and fast. When compared to a migraine, a stroke headache is associated with the loss of sensation (such as feeling or vision).
Why won’t my headache go away?
Sometimes your headaches actually aren’t coming from your head at all. And if the underlying cause — the problem in your neck — isn’t treated, your headache won’t go away. Cervicogenic headaches can be caused by injuries, arthritis, bone fractures, tumors, or infection.
Are headaches a sign of diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that results in blood sugar, or glucose, abnormalities. A common symptom of high or low blood glucose is a headache. Headaches alone aren’t harmful, but they can signal that your blood sugar is out of its target range. If you have frequent headaches, diabetes may be to blame.