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These Are The 5 Worst Types Of Headaches You Can Have

5 worst types of headaches: There are different kinds of headaches and every kind of headache has its own symptoms and reasons. Read below to know the 5 worst kinds of headaches and the symptoms they commonly cause.

These Are The 5 Worst Types Of Headaches You Can Have

Tension-type headache is a common type of headache in both teens and adults

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  1. Changing hormones can cause headaches in women
  2. Sinus headaches can cause deep pain cheekbones
  3. Cluster headache is the most severe type of headache

Headaches are quite a common ailment and can be much more complicated than you perceive them to be. There are different kinds of headaches and every kind of headache has its own symptoms and reasons. All types of headaches need to be dealt with differently. Stress, tension, anxiety, hunger, illness and your surrounding environment can all contribute to headaches. However, knowing which kind of headache you have can be helpful in finding out the right treatment for preventing headaches in future.

Following is a list of 5 worst types of headaches you can have

1. Sinus headaches


Sinus headaches are the kind of headaches which cause deep and constant pain in cheekbones, bridge of your nose and forehead. Sinus headaches occur when cavities in your head, also known as sinuses, get inflamed. Headaches in case of sinus is accompanied with other symptoms such as feeling of fullness in ears, fever, running nose, swelling in face, etc. Sinus infection also results in nasal discharge which is either yellow or green.

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Knowing different types of headaches help in finding out the right treatment for them
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Also read: Everyday Foods Which Can Trigger Headaches And Migraines

2. Tension-type headaches

They are the most common headaches which commonly occur among teens and adults. They come and go time to time and cause mild to moderate pain. Tension-type headaches have no other symptoms.

3. Cluster headache

Cluster headaches are intense and cause of burning or piercing pain behind or around one eye. The pain can either be throbbing or constant. Cluster headaches are one of the most severe kinds of headaches and are not very common among people. On the side of the pain, the headaches results in drooping eyelids along with red eyes, smaller pupil and tears. Nostril on the painful side either runs or gets stuffed. Cluster headaches might occur 2 to 3 times in day and may last for weeks or even a few months. Each episode of headache can last from 15 minutes to 3 hours. These kinds of headache waken a person from sleep. Cluster headaches are more common among men than women.

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Migraine headaches can cause nausea and vomiting
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Also read: Is It A Migraine Or A Sinus Headache? Know The Difference

4. Hormone headaches

Episodes of changing hormones among women also result in hormone headaches. These headaches occur during menopause, periods and pregnancy. Women who take birth control pills can also experience hormone headaches.

5. Migraine

Migraine is a medical condition which can cause intense headaches. The kind of headaches in case of migraine is throbbing and pounding. They can last from 4 hours to even 3 days and can occur around 4 times in a month. Along with headache, migraine can also result in vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, upset stomach or stomach ache. Migraine in children can make them feel dizzy, have blurry vision, upset stomach and fever.

Also read: 7 Different Types Of Migraine Headaches

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information. 

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