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Mild to moderate pain in and around the area of head and neck is treated as headache. Headache is the most common pain which affects almost all the people at some stage of their life time. Headache can be mild to severe depending on the cause and type of the problem. Headache can arise due to stress, intense exercise or due to sleeplessness. Headaches are usually self treated and don’t need any treatment, but in some cases headache can be a warning of serious health illness.Headaches can be due to lifestyle and in some it can be due to health disorders like hypertension, migraine and many more.

Headache affects many people irrespective of their age and gender. Headache can occur in one side of the head, both side of head, near forehead and can be around the head. Headaches are classified as primary headaches and secondary headaches. Primary headache is not dangerous whereas secondary headaches can be caused due to underlying cause like injuries, infections, tumors and many more and can be dangerous.

Causes of Headache :

Headaches can be caused due to several factors like

  • Stress
  • Sleeplessness
  • Heavy work load
  • Loud noises
  • Busy and sedentary lifestyle
  • Hypertension and anger
  • Exposure to sun
  • Lack of nutrition and skipping meals
  • Gastric problems
  • Eye related or vision problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Migraine
  • Tumors
  • Seasonal or weather changes
  • Dehydration
  • Hangovers due to excess intake of alcohol
  • Weakness and fatigue

Symptoms of Headache :

Headache symptoms differ from each person depending on type and cause of headaches. Common symptoms of headache include

  • Pain in head, neck and eyes
  • Gentleness of the scalp
  • Dizziness
  • Irritation
  • Tight and pressure feeling in the head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sharp or throbbing pain in head

People with secondary type of headache due to some serious and dangerous underlying cause may have some other symptoms like severe headache with confusion, double vision, numbness in hands and legs, loss of mobility and vision. Headache with these symptoms can be life threatening and need immediate doctors assistance and treatment.

Different types of Headache :

There are different types of headaches like
Tension headaches– caused due to tensions and stress.
Migraines– sharp and throbbing pain in one side of the head.
Sinusitis headache– caused due to infection in the sinuses.
Rebound headaches– causes due to over use of painkillers and other remedies.
Cluster headaches– pain in one side of the head, also have watery eyes and nasal congestion.
Thunderclap headaches– severe headache caused due to underlying secondary and life threatening diseases like intracerebral hemmorhage, meningitis and many more.
Trigeminal neuralgia– caused due to inflammation of trigeminal nerve.
Hormone headache– usually seen in conceived women due to hormonal changes.
Acute headache– commonly seen in kids, it starts and goes away in short time.

Homeopathy Treatment for Headache :

Homeopathy treatment for headache is very effective in treating various types of headaches. Homeopathy treatment for headache mainly focuses on 3 things i.e. the type of pain, the location of pain and the sensation or severity of pain. Headache treatment in homeopathy is safe, painless and has no side effects as the remedies used in treatment are made of natural substances. Homeopath prescribes treatment based on the symptoms and individualization. Headache treatment in homeopathy not only focuses on headache but also treats a person as whole by improving immunity.

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