Overcoming Headaches Continuously?
, I am a 20 year old student tb / bb 152/50. I’m not too busy and don’t have much thoughts either, but I’ve had a headache routine for less than 1-2 years, I’m used to sleeping late at night (11-12pm) but naps are very adequate. I’m pretty good at sports too. The headache that is felt is only on the right side with the intensity of a long time 1-2 days and can be up to 15 days and routine almost every month the headache will come. If it is very sick, it can spread to the whole head and you hear a sound like water bubbles breaking in the head and upper nose, I only use 1-2 pills of pain reliever medication. I take it as normal, because I am used to the pain, but should I be checked and what kind of examination should I do if I have to? Or is it just a normal headache and can it be ignored? Explanation please!
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Headaches can be caused by a variety of conditions. Can come from structures inside or outside the head. Can be caused by medical conditions, or psychological. The intensity also varies, from mild headaches to those that feel very heavy.
In general, headaches are divided into two, namely primary and secondary headaches.
A. Primary head pain
This happens because a person has excessive sensitivity to changes or conditions that occur around the head or inside the head. It can also be caused due to psychological effects.
Primary headaches consist of:
Migraine: This type of headache is felt in one part of the head, throbbing, and is usually caused by physical exhaustion, psychological effects such as stress and anxiety, and can also be caused by a lack of sleep. This migraine pain is of moderate intensity. Often occurs in women
Tension type headache: This headache is felt by the patient as if his head is tied. Can be felt in the area of the forehead and left of the neck. This type of pain is caused due to muscle tension around the head. The intensity is not as heavy as a migraine, but the duration is often longer. This pain is caused by the position of the head that is upright continuously, wrong position of the head, or due to psychological effects (stress)
Cluster headache: This pain is the heaviest among primary headaches. It is felt behind one eye, and is often accompanied by watery eyes and a runny nose. This pain can be triggered by activity or psychological effects.
B. Secondary headache
Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying disease condition, for example:
Glaucoma: Caused by raised eye pressure. Symptoms are red eyes, blurred vision, and headaches, especially in the area behind the eyes
Inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media): Caused by a bacterial or viral infection in the middle ear, which is often triggered by an upper respiratory tract infection. Symptoms are often accompanied by a wheezing sound and a yellow discharge from the ear when the eardrum has burst.
Inflammation of the eye (optic neuritis): Inflammation of the nerves of the eye. Symptoms include headache and blurred vision
Sinusitis: Inflammation of the nasal sinus passages. Symptoms include pain in the eye or face area that can be felt radiating to the head, accompanied by smelly and greenish yellow mucus
Tooth cavity / abscess: The symptoms are certainly accompanied by pain in the associated area. In a tooth abscess, symptoms such as fever and redness and swelling in the area may also occur.
Bleeding stroke: It is a rupture of a brain blood vessel. Accompanied by weakness of the limbs, pelo, vomiting, and decreased consciousness
Brain tumor: A mass in the brain can be indicated by a headache that gets worse over time as the tumor grows. This is accompanied by vomiting and neurological disorders, such as limb weakness.
In your condition, judging by your habit of sleeping frequently at night (lack of sleep), the possibility of your headache is a migraine type. However, it does not rule out other causes.
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, it's a good idea to consult further with a general practitioner first to be examined directly. The doctor will explore further the course of your disease and will perform a nerve examination and if necessary an ENT examination to determine the exact condition of your headache. The doctor may also perform related investigations to determine the cause of your headache, for example a head photo, complete blood count, and so on. If necessary, you will be referred to a neurologist for further tracking or a CT-scan or MRI examination. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for you according to the underlying condition.
Here are suggestions that you can do at home to reduce your headache complaints:
Limit physical activity, don't be too heavy
Get enough rest, get enough sleep with the ideal time of 7-8 hours a day
Eat with adequate and balanced nutrition, and regularly.
Avoid consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, too much salt, or flavorings that contain monosodium glutamate (micin)
Control your stress, can be with relaxation therapy or frequent refreshing doing your hobbies or activities that you like in your spare time
To reduce headaches, you can buy pain relievers marked green (over the counter) such as paracetamol.
If there is an emergency in your headache condition (alarm symptom / red flag), namely decreased consciousness, a very heavy and heaviest headache in your life, vomiting, weakness in your limbs, slurred speech, fever, seizures, immediately consult the nearest emergency room. to get immediate treatment
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya