Left-hand Headache That Does Not Go Away?
Hello. I have often had headaches in the past 2 years. When I went to the doctor 2 years ago, the diagnosis was ARI, but when I went to see another doctor the diagnosis was Gastropathy. Until now, my headaches still often appear with a longer period of time. From the beginning only 5 minutes so it could be 15 minutes I felt a headache on the left side of the day. Are my headaches dangerous?
Good morning, thanks for the question
Migraine is a primary headache with a throbbing characteristic, beginning with only one side of the head, followed by nausea, hypersensitivity to light, and can lead to sleep disorders and depression. Attacks can be repeated and tend to be stable.
Migraine symptoms are characterized by:
1. Moderate to severe pain where pain is generally felt only on one side of the head, but it can also be painful on both sides of the head.
2. A throbbing headache or prickling.
3. Headache is getting worse with physical activity.
4. Complaints interfere with daily activities.
5. Nausea with or without vomiting.
6. Sensitive to light and sound
7. The headache subsides gradually during the day and after waking up.
The diagnosis is made through the typical symptoms above, while a physical examination usually does not reveal significant abnormalities.
Some things you can do to reduce the severity and recurrence include:
a. Change your lifestyle to be healthier.
b. Avoid triggers, for example late eating or smell certain scents
c. Adjust sleep and eating patterns regularly
d. Exercise regularly
e. Reducing medicines that are
f. Quit smoking
Headache can also be triggered by a disorder in the stomach. Continuous stimulation of the afferent nerve when there is a complaint of gastric disturbances can trigger the production of pain mechanisms by the central nervous system. The parasympathetic pain is then felt primarily in the innervation of the head so that complaints of headache can arise.
Treatment aims to deal with acute attacks and for preventive or preventive action. Preventive therapy with pain relief can be given for short periods or long periods if the trigger is clearly known.
It is best to consult with a neurologist for treatment that suits the latest medical conditions, or for other underlying diseases that may require more detailed examination.
That's all, hope you can help