Headaches are usually not a sign of a serious disease. But sometimes, headache is a first and leading symptom of a serious disease and it is very important to recognize the right symptoms in order to react on time and get help. Read further to learn what your headache is saying about your health.
THIS IS WHAT YOUR HEADACHE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU
Sudden and intense headache that occurs when you are healthy
This kind of headache can be a sign of spontaneous bleeding inside of the scull caused by aneurysm pop. Check what your doctor has to say and if he suspects this you will immediately be send to do researches.
The first headache in your life
Every new kind of headache you feel needs to be reported to your doctor. This is especially for headaches that are not caused by tiredness, stress, injury or other cause that can be linked with the headache. When the doctor sees you he will decide about the next move.
Headache that is different by intensity from those you usually feel
Every change in characteristic of the headache that you usually know needs caution. If you are used to frequent headaches, report every change in the characteristic of it. It can be caused by serious diseases like bleeding’s and tumors.
Headache that interrupts the speech, arms and legs movement and balance, sight, confusion and memory loss
These are symptoms that point on brain damage caused by tumors, bleeding and stroke. Go see a doctor right away.
Headache followed by high temperature, stiffed neck, nausea and vomiting
These are symptoms of meningitis a disease that needs immediate diagnosis and medical treatment.
Headache that intensifies during 24 hours
Almost every headache lowers in time, or at least id does not intensifies. Frequent intensifying of the headache in a period of 24 hours may point to development of a process inside of the scull and it needs intervention from a medic.
Headache that is a result of a head injury
Headache is very common after head injury, but doesn’t necessarily signals serious brain damage. But sometimes even minor head injuries can cause serious damages on the brain as contusions and bleeding inside the scull. This is the main reason every headache that is a cause of an injury needs to be reported to a doctor.
Strong headache in and around one eye, followed with redness of the eye
This kind of headache can be a sign of a vascular malformation as aneurism of carotid artery and it is needed to see an expert.
First time in 50 years of life kind of headache
A headache that occurs in late years needs attention because there is a big chance it is caused by a disease such as bleeding, stroke, inflammation or tumor.
Headache in cancer patients
These are the cases when headache indicates real doubt on brain metastasis. It is needed to go to the doctor immediately.
Headache that lasts more than 3 days
Some kinds of headache, like migraine, can last 72 hours and even longer. But every frequent long term headache that is not like the usual needs care. Long-term pain warns on secondary headache, that is often a symptom of some other serious disease.
Headache that intensifies in the morning
Strong morning headache that is followed with nausea and vomiting may indicate increased pressure in the head that can be a sign of a tumor or other brain disease.
Frequent headache that can’t be controlled with usual pain medication
This may not be that serious but go see a doctor. Expert will tell you what the exact cause of your headache is and prescribe a therapy that can treat the pain.