The Headache At The Top Feels Like It Wants To Burst?
Hello .. my husband often has headaches at the top. I want to break, my husband said. And now his hair is falling out … is that a symptom of brain cancer?
Hello Umm Aditya! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Headache is not a marker for brain cancer. Apart from the growth of abnormal tissue (tumors) in the brain, causes of headaches include bleeding, tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. Bleeding in the brain can cause the patient to have a stroke. The mother can see a disturbance of consciousness, weakness of the body on one side, mouth slanting, speech becomes unclear, or balance disorders. Bleeding in the brain is an emergency and you must immediately take your husband to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. In tension type headaches, patients usually feel headaches in the forehead and back of the eyes to the back accompanied by a stiff and tense neck. Migraine headaches are usually accompanied by nausea and the patient is sometimes sensitive to sound and light. In cluster headaches, the patient feels pain around the eyes accompanied by watery and red eyes. Hair loss in patients with brain cancer is usually caused by side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, not because of the brain cancer itself.
Ordinary headaches should get better with the administration of painkillers, such as paracetamol. If the pain does not subside, you should take your husband to a neurologist for further examination. Your husband will be examined directly, especially the head and nerve function. Your husband may also be advised to undergo further tests, such as a CT scan or MRI. Be careful if the headache is accompanied by seizures, decreased consciousness, vomiting, or fever.
To reduce symptoms, patients should get enough rest and avoid psychological stress. Mother can give a gentle massage to the head area. Avoid massage that is too hard, use a comb with teeth that are too tight, or pull on hair.
That is the information that I can convey. May be useful.