Some 72 percent of the population occasionally suffer from headaches, with a variety of forms and causes of headaches. 92 percent of those affected are affected by tension headaches and migraines.
Symptoms tension headache:
Typically, tension-type headaches occur bilaterally and are considered to be dull, oppressive, pulling from the neck to the forehead, not pulsating. The intensity of the pain is mild to moderate, is not increased during physical work or exercise, but tends to increase in the evening. The duration of this type of headache can last from 30 minutes to 5-6 days and occasionally occur daily. In women, this type of headache is much more common than in men. However, the sensitivity to light and noise typical of migraine, nausea or dizziness are not present here. Possible causes of tension-type headache are: stress situations, muscle tension, especially due to prolonged sitting, weather changes, depression, poorly ventilated rooms or drug abuse.
Symptoms cluster headache:
Cluster headache affects only 2 percent of the population and is characterized by half-sided symptoms. Often the pain is considered to be cutting or boring, which can usually be localized behind the eyes and around the root of the nose. In addition, the pain occurs in the form of attacks that come suddenly, without warning. The duration can be between 15 minutes to 3 hours and be diagnosed by the following side effects: reddened conjunctiva, burning and watery eyes, sweating and tension of the cervical spine on the side of the headache. In cluster headache, attacks typically repeat several times a day and have a rapid increase in pain intensity. The pain may be triggered by alcohol, histamine, light, nicotine or physical causes.