A headache or cephalalgia is the pain anywhere in the region of head or neck. Headache is a non – specific symptom which has many possible causes. Some headaches are harmless and some are life threatening, mainly two types of headache-
About 95% of headache is of this type. There is no underlying pathology but cause significant pain.
It is due to a problem elsewhere in the body or underlying diseases. Some headaches are harmless and some are life threatening, like
Investigations – Diagnosed by clinical history alone. To rule out underlying cause one is advised to do ESR, neuro imaging, lumbar puncture and serology.
Treatments – Treatment of headache depends on the underlying cause. Lifestyle change is the main treatment for all headaches.
During acute attack-
Call for emergency for the following-
For prevention of headache-
Yoga and exercise-
Acupuncture and acupressure – Works on the basis to balance the energy flow and sharp pricks prompt nerve signals that override pain sensation or they release the body’s own pain killing chemicals.
THE ONLY WAY TO GET THROUGH LIFE IS EITHER TO CRY OR LAUGH THROUGH IT. PREFER TO LAUGH, CRYING GIVES HEADACHE.
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