How To Deal With Tension Type Headache (TTH) And Meningitis?
Hello! I want to ask more severe disease of TTH / Meningitis? Then how to cure TTH itself? Thanks.
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TTH or tension type headache is one type of primary headache or headache whose cause is not known with certainty (meaning there are no specific diseases that cause these headache symptoms). TTH is the most common and harmless headache.
Meningitis is an inflammatory condition of the lining of the brain. This inflammation can be caused by infection, can be a viral infection (most often), bacteria, and parasites and fungi (rarely). Other causes that are also very rare are certain cancers and certain autoimmune diseases. In some cases, meningitis can be harmless and can even go away on its own without any therapy. But in some other cases, this condition can be very dangerous and requires immediate treatment.
If you see from the symptoms themselves, headaches that occur in meningitis are generally more severe than TTH (the TTH headaches experienced are usually only mild to moderate headaches, while in meningitis can occur severe headaches). In meningitis can also be found other symptoms such as fever, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, so that it can cause disturbances of consciousness, seizures, and other neurological disorders. In TTH, symptoms are usually found only blunt headache and tension in the forehead to the back of the head. Sometimes tension can also be felt up to the neck and shoulders.
As mentioned above, the cause of TTH is not known with certainty, however, stress is the factor most often triggering TTH. Therefore the most recommended therapy is management therapy for stress. Some other things that can be done include maintaining a healthy lifestyle such as getting enough sleep every day (7-9 hours a day), exercising regularly, eating balanced nutritious food regularly, drinking enough (2-3 liters a day), limiting alcohol consumption, caffeine, and sugar, and avoid smoking. When a TTH attack is taking place, the use of pain relievers such as paracetamol generally can reduce symptoms.
If TTH attacks occur frequently or if the headache does not go away with regular pain medication, you can consult your symptoms directly to a neurologist for further evaluation and management.
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