Are headaches becoming a constant part of the day to day routine? Look for these signs and identify the real problem happening to your body. It is never considered as a symbol of wisdom of a person, who is ignorant of the symptoms that pose a potential threat to one’s well being.
In the fast-paced lives, with deadlines to complete, hectic schedules we often experience headaches but there are differences between just a headache and migraine or sinus.
Here are some signs that will help to differentiate.
1. Tension headaches: It is the most common of all the headaches, which causes mild pain in the head and intense pain in some cases. Its symptoms can be a dull headache, pressure around the forehead, and pulsating pain in either side of the head or both the sides.
It can be caused due to physical or emotional stress which includes working on screens for long, long hours of constant drive, a shift in temperature of surroundings.
The major difference between the migraine and headaches is that nausea and vomiting do not come along with the pain.
2. Migraines: Migraines are the headaches that are repetitive in nature and tend to occur periodically. The symptoms are hypersensitivity to light and sound, vomiting, nausea, eye or earache, thumping or pulsating pain in either side of the head.
They can be caused due to anxiety, emotional distress and hormonal changes, excessive alcohol consumption. Migraine can be eased with a change of lifestyle and determining the patterns of sleep and food and exercising regularly.
3. Sinus headaches: if you experience a grueling pain in the head while bending forward and lying down, then it is most probably due to sinus or sinusitis. It is caused due to swelling of the tissue lining of sinuses when the air sacks get filled with fluids and germs grow and cause infection.
Common symptoms of sinus are pain and pressure on the cheeks, blocked nose, pain in the upper teeth. It can prevail for a period of a few hours to a day. Avoiding area with smoke and dusty air can be helpful
Health should not be taken for granted, as the first signs of any dysfunction a doctor should be contacted.