Sudden Right Side Headache?

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Evening doctor… I want to ask for a week now, my sister’s head hurts on the right side. And sometimes it comes suddenly. And I don’t know… what kind of disease do you think it is and what doctor check it out. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Rahmawati,

Thank you for asking

Headaches that feel dominant on one side generally occur due to migraines. This condition according to many experts is believed to be the result of vascular phenomena in the brain, namely in the form of narrowing of blood vessels (vasoconstriction) followed by widening (vasodilation). There are also experts who suspect that migraine occurs related to neurogenic processes that cause inflammation in the brain due to changes in cerebral perfusion.

There are many factors that can trigger migraines, including genetics (congenital), hormonal changes (usually around the time of menstruation), stress, an unhealthy lifestyle, caffeine consumption, smoking, alcohol consumption, head injuries, side effects of drugs (eg birth control pills). ) or consumption of certain types of food and beverages that are too excessive (eg foods containing artificial sweeteners, MSG, nitrite, tyramine, and so on).

In addition to migraines, your sister's headaches may also be caused by other causes, for example:

Cluster headaches (primary headaches that go away and come on over a period of time) Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus cavities) Tension headaches (primary headaches that feel like a tight knot) Meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) Brain tumors Cerebral aneurysms (blood vessels in the brain that are swollen) abnormally protruding and prone to rupture) Hypertension (high blood pressure) Head injury, etc. Need to be further elaborated, when do these headaches usually appear? How old is your sister now? Is there a history of certain diseases that he suffered before?

It is recommended that you check with your doctor for further evaluation, for example through blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. If necessary, the doctor may also refer your sister to a neurologist.

Meanwhile, your sister is advised to take paracetamol first to reduce her headache. Avoid triggers that can trigger recurring headaches, such as lack of sleep, late eating, smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, and so on. Exercise regularly, calm your mind, and sleep regularly 6 to 8 hours a day.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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