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Headache (headache)

There are several types of headaches (or headaches). The most common are tension-type headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, hemicrania and neuralgia.
To thetension-type headaches  usually occur on the front of the head (in the frontal region, in the "forehead" region), on the "back of the head", or on the entire head. It often appears at the end of the day or at night, in the form of a "pressure" and can be very strong.

Migraine  is another type of headache, usually throbbing, occurring on one side of the head (although it can occur on both sides), often unbearable, almost always associated with nausea or vomiting, and which worsens with light, noise or even certain smells.

Acluster headache(orcluster), is an intense headache, only on one side of the head, usually associated with a red eye (on one side only), "droopy" eye, and sometimes a runny nose (fluid coming out of the nose) from only one nostril.

The exams are useful and necessary in the presence of specific alarm signs and identified through medical consultation with the specialist doctor, especially the neurologist.


Youmain alarm signsare: pain that wakes the patient up at dawn, pain followed by loss of consciousness (fainting), pain associated with weakness in an arm or leg, sudden pain, which reaches maximum intensity quickly (typically at least minutes, intense pain considered "the worst pain in life",  headaches associated with fever, vomiting and stiffness in the neck.  In these cases, it is often necessary to investigate further the cause of the headache.

Remembering that many people have different types of headache. They can appear at different times and have a great impact on the patient's quality of life.

"The diagnosis is almost always based on the characteristics of the pain and complementary exams often do not help to differentiate the different types of headache." ​

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