Prolonged And Prolonged Headache?
My doctor is a 21-year-old student, I suffered headaches from childhood around the age of 9. I used to check it often, I could even check it 3 times a month. But the headache never subsided. And that continued until I was an adult. I once asked the general practitioner so that I could be in the lab right, is there a serious illness in my head, but the doctor did not recommend because he said it could be treated first. But so often treated until the drug taste does not react. Then what is this about? Headaches that I feel are not so painful but often occur, so I can still do activities, but become less concentrated. Is this caused by stress? But if this stress has been going on since childhood, cook me stress from childhood? Please answer …
Hello Afif, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Headache, in the medical world is basically divided into 2 types, namely primary headache and secondary headache.
Primary head pain is a headache that occurs without damage or other disorders that can cause the pain. Generally, this headache arises due to the stimulation of the parts of the head that are sensitive to pain. This type of headache includes tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines.
While secondary headaches are headaches that arise due to interference or abnormalities in the body. such as head injuries, brain tumors, brain abscesses, high blood pressure, hydrocephalus, inflammation of the brain and others. This type of headache generally causes symptoms in the form of:
the presence of severe headaches and pain is felt first
there is a change in pain compared to headaches that have previously been felt
headache arises first at an unnatural age (<5 years or> 50 years)
perceived head pain interferes with rest
headaches get worse when there is a change in body position, when exercising, when straining / coughing
headache arises when chewing food
For your condition, all kinds of primary headaches and causes of secondary headaches can be included in conditions that might cause you complaints to date. Because your condition has been arising for a long time and there seems to be no improvement, you should check further about this complaint with a neurologist and tell the journey and history of your disease clearly. If deemed necessary, your doctor may advise you to carry out examinations such as CT head scans, MRI heads or other examinations depending on the results of your doctor's consideration. After various evaluations, then the doctor will determine what causes your complaint, whether it is really related to stress or not, and also determine what therapy should be given.
In the meantime, there are a number of things you can try to do, such as:
Pay attention to how your headaches are, and what things might trigger or aggravate your headaches
Avoid stress, especially excessive stress
Get enough rest every day (minimum 7-8 hours per day)
Avoid using the gadget for too long
Avoid consumption of foods high in fat and high in salt
Doing exercise regularly
Increase consumption of nutritious foods, especially vegetables and fruits
Immediately to the hospital emergency room if you feel symptoms of secondary headache or your headache accompanied by seizures, severe vomiting, decreased vision, or decreased awareness to get immediate help
I hope this helps.