Aug. 30, 2020, 1 p.m.
Nearly every human being has suffered from a headache at some point, while some might have taken on more than others; there is no way you could avoid at least one headache in your life. It does not matter if the headache is minor, or crippling- both require careful treatment to keep them in check.
Minor headaches are a small nuisance that can be relieved with the help of over the counter painkillers, coffee, a short rest, and some foods.
Severe headaches are harder to handle and come with a looming threat of stroke, tumour, or blood clots. Fortunately, these issues are rare, but that does not mean you should avoid treatment.
Only by understanding headaches and their causes, will you be able to tell when your headache can become threatening.
While it is not completely clear as to what causes most headaches, what is clear is that human brain tissue and skull are not involved. These two parts of your body do not have the nerves to register pain. However, the blood vessels in your head and neck area, major nerves, and tissues surrounding the area carry the ability to signal distress. Additionally, the scalp, teeth, muscles, sinuses, and joints of the neck can cause headaches.
Fortunately, you can take care of most headaches on your own, and do not require medical attention. However, some headaches require instant medical attention and can cause a great deal of harm in a short period of time. These are the headaches you need to worry about, and the ones you should look out for. To help you out, we have listed down some warning signs to look out for:
Along with these, there are many headaches that can bring on excessive damage. The rule of thumb is to monitor your headaches as best as possible and get in touch with a doctor as soon as you feel the headache is getting out of hand.
Yours in self-care,