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Headache E-mail
Almost everyone has sometime headache. It is one of the most common complaints. Nearly 90 percent of the Dutch has a headache. Sometimes it takes a very short, but there are also people who constantly have headaches that they are hampered in their daily work. There are many types of headache and the two most common types are tension headaches and migraines. In addition we know by bijholteontstekingen headache, headache with fever or a hangover.

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Tension Headache
In tension headaches, the pain on both sides and is perceived as a dull, oppressive pain like a tight band to the head. The most familiar complaint to this form of headache is the pain that radiates from the neck. It begins gradually and progressively goes away. It can be very short duration, but also days, sometimes weeks. Neck and shoulders are often painful and tense. Besides the pain can prevent nausea without vomiting. Tension Headache can occasionally occur as chronic.

Migraine
Migraine is a moderate or severe, pounding headache that almost always accompanied by nausea or vomiting. The pain is usually on one side of the head. Often a migraine attack is announced shortly before by eg glare or light figures. Some people smell odors typical just before an attack and during the attack light and sound often poorly tolerated. A migraine attack does not last long with everyone: it ranges from several hours to several days.

What is it?
In tension headache, the muscles of head, neck and shoulders often tense. Sometimes that tension at home, at school or at work. Tension Headache may also be due to a wrong attitude or lack of attitude change. For example, the whole day in a sitting posture typing, that muscle tension in your neck and shoulders give. Even in a collapsed position or sleeping on a bad pillow can give headache and muscle tension.

Other things that can cause similar complaints are frequently recurrent movements (eg, excessive chewing of gum), the frequent reading of displays and / or small print. Living or working in a poorly ventilated space, or headache may also occur in people with poor vision, people with dental problems, colds and flu. A special form of tension headache is the "weekend headache" which is caused by relaxation and a different life rhythm. Someone will get after a busy week in the weekend sudden headache or someone at work much coffee drink can at the weekend headache as he is much less coffee drinking.

The cause of migraine is unknown. It seems that some people have the migraine and a family factor there. There are several factors that can trigger migraines, such as emotions (stress, sadness, anger, care), fatigue, effort, entertainment, weather changes and certain foods such as red wine, cheese, chocolate, citrus, meat and Chinese dishes. Female hormones may play a role: the menstrual cycle and the 'pill' may affect the occurrence of migraine attacks.

Can the evil?
Headache can be very annoying. It can be completely off but even a severe migraine, the brains no damage. Headache is often wrongly associated with high blood pressure, stroke or a rare disease such as a brain tumor. Very rarely is this headache disorders and the likelihood that you have one of these diseases is low.

What can you do to yourself?
It is difficult to give advice that applies to all types of headache. Fresh air, a good night's sleep and sufficient rest are always important and it is important to find out what you the headache uitlokt. The best way to find out, is keeping a headache diary where you write what you've done that day, what you ate, when the headache came up and how bad the headache was. You can do this by a figure of 0 to 10 to give, with 10 the worst headache is. This way you can find out if it is because you coffee, smoking, long an attitude or something else.

When tension headache in your (work) posture and try to change them as needed. Sometimes it helps if you no longer diagonally to your computer need to see if your seat when you sit higher or lower position. Heat in the neck can provide illumination, as well as relaxation, rest or just a strong physical effort. An end bicycle and walking helps sometimes better than a painkiller.

All types of headache can be a pain to use. But do not too much since regular use of painkillers you can get exactly headache.

Common misconceptions
Headache is the vast majority of people with self-care resources contested. Headache is perceived as something that anyone ever has, and not bore you. In most cases, headaches are not as' real 'disease seen that this complaint does not often rise to the doctor to visit. Underestimate, however, you do not take headache complaints in doubt always contact your doctor.

When the doctor?
Please check with your doctor:

  • if the headache does not disappear despite the above measures;
  • if you get a severe headache that you have not previously had;
  • if you no reason for a burgeoning, violent headache gets, and you feel very sick with or without fever.
  • if you get a severe headache after an accident.


Sources:
Dutch General Practitioners Society
Patient leaflets
www.hoofdpijnpatienten.nl

Avinash Ishwardat

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