Know If Your Headache is Already Dangerous and Needs Immediate Medical Attention

Headaches are usual pain many people suffers everyday. Many people just ignore it as long as it is still tolerable.

However, not all forms of headache is as simple as it may seem as usual. There are other types of headache that you may encounter that could lead to serious complications and worse, may require immediate medical help.

Here are some characteristics of headache that you should never ignore: 

  • Those that are develop after the age of 50.
  • The frequency, location, and severity changes.
  • The headache worsens each day.
  • Hampers both of vision and of speech.
  • It occurs after doing activities such as weightlifting, sex or jogging.
  • The worst headache that you ever had.
  • You suffer from difficulty in moving extremities, memory loss, loss of balance and sometimes confusion.
  • Go along with fever, nausea, vomiting and are not linked to other health problems.
  • Headache that is linked with shortness of breath.
  • It is accompanied by seizures.
  • Your headache limits your ability to work and play a part in your everyday activities.

Here are some headaches that requires medical and attention:

1. Headache that is more awful after waking up

This circumstance is also known as morning migraine, you have to be more careful because it can be an indication of brain tumor. There are about 8% of people who are experiencing brain tumor have morning migraine according to Calsida Balmaceda, M.D, an assistant professor at Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons on New York City.

2. Thunderclap headache

This is an uncommon and serious kind of headache, which takes second up to minutes to extent its maximum intensity. It is connected to numerous health conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, which can be extremely dangerous.

3. Sudden cerebral pain

Brain aneurysm usually lead in a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which is determined as bleeding inside the subarachnoid space. When the blood that is has escapes into the space around the brain, it can result to uncommon symptoms, which includes dilated pupils, localized headache, blurred or double vision, weakness and numbness, pain above and behind the eye, as well as difficulty in speaking.

4. Headache after an injury of damage

This condition is also known as post-traumatic headache. It can lead to blackouts and instant restorative treatment is needed. Put in your mind that even a little injury can result to damage to the brain and can create pressure in the skull.

5. Worst cerebral pain

A severe migraine, which is go together with vision problems, vomiting, nausea, and even dizziness. It also comprises different symptoms such as pain in the upper neck and head while lying still, hardened neck, not being able to endure the light, perplexity, etc. You have to pay your doctor a visit as soon as possible if you experience these symptoms.

Source: Read and Digest 
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