Stress headache

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A stress headache is associated with symptoms of stress, which include: headache on awakening; difficulty falling asleep and sleeping; chronic fatigue; irritability; trouble concentrating; slight sensitivity to light or noise; intense muscle pain on one side with a character described as burning or piercing that is throbbing or constant; it is located behind one eye or the eye region, without changing sides of head; it lasts a short time, usually from 30 to 90 minutes, but can last from 15 minutes to 3 hours, the headache will disappear only to recur later that day (most sufferers one to three episodes a day during a cluster period); headaches occur very regularly, usually at the same time each day, and often wake the person at the same time during the night.

Although not all headaches are alike, all have at least one thing in common - pain. But many headaches produce and other unwanted symptoms, including nausea and vomiting.

Causes and Risk factors

Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headaches. They can be brought on-or triggered-by things such as stress, depression, hunger, and muscle strain. Tension headaches may come on suddenly or slowly.

Generally causes headache determine both its intensity, and associated symptoms and treatment.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Often treatment is not simple, for example if a cause is stress, will be taking medication for pain relief, but this does not mean that headache is cured, it reappears until the patient escapes the tensions, until learning mechanisms stress and rejuvenate their body. ...