Primary headaches are stand-alone illnesses caused directly by the overactivity of, or problems with, structures in the head that are pain-sensitive. This includes the blood vessels, muscles, and nerves of the head and neck. They may also result from changes in chemical activity in the brain.
What are the different types of headaches?
There are 150 different types of headaches. The most common ones are Tension-type headaches: They are the most common type of headache among adults and teens. They cause mild to moderate pain and to come and go over time and usually have no other symptoms.
Can you get a headache from stress?
No wonder you have a headache. Headaches are more likely to occur when you’re stressed. Stress is the most common cause of tension-type headaches and can trigger other types of headaches or make them worse. But stress doesn’t have to go to your head.
Headaches can be annoying and debilitating. Make an effort to identify any behaviors that may trigger or contribute to your headache pattern.
- Any pain medication taken on a long-term basis can cause a headache when suddenly stopped. This is called rebound or a withdrawal headache. If you take more medication to relieve the pain, the headache-rebound-headache cycle continues.
- Caffeine withdrawal can cause a mild headache. Options are to avoid caffeine entirely or to continue moderate use to avoid withdrawal. If you choose to stop chronic caffeine use and get caffeine withdrawal headaches, they should last no more than a few days.
- Alcohol use can cause a headache and dehydration especially after consumption of large quantities (binge drinking).
- Nicotine in tobacco products has been shown to cause a headache. Avoiding these products may decrease the number of headaches as well as greatly improve overall health.
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