Types of Headaches and their causes

Headaches can be much more complex than one can recognize. There are several different kinds of headaches that exhibit its own kind of symptoms. These headaches occur for a particular cause and withstand unlike treatments

What are the types of headaches?

Tension headaches;

They are the most common type of headaches that is observed among the teens and the adults. The pain varies from mild to moderate, and reoccur over time but usually the pain is not accompanied by other symptoms


This pain is accompanied by severe headaches. These headaches are normally called as crushing beats and throbbing pain. They can last for minimum 4 hours to 3 days and observantly happen from once to 4 times a month. The pain is accompanied by other signs  of illness, including, sensitivity to light, noise or smells. Nausea and vomiting, loss of hunger, upset stomach. If an individual experience migraine he or she may look pale, feel dizzy and can have an unclear vision and fever in some cases

Cluster headaches;

These  types of headaches are forceful and effect like burning and piercing pain behind or around one eye, sometimes it is throbbing and sometimes constant. It’s the rare, but the most intense type of headache. The pain can be so bad that some people may sit still or take quick steps during thew pain. Along with the pain the eye gets damaged and the eyelids droop, and reddens.

The headache may last for 2 weeks till 3 months and is mostly observed among men than women

Sinus headaches

These headaches occur with deep and constant pain in your cheekbones, forehead or bridge of your nose. These pain happens when the sinus cavities in your get swollen or inflamed. The pain is usually accompanied by runny nose, blocked ears, fever and swelling of your face. The sinus headache is the cause of sinus infection and in such cases the nose discharges a runny green or yellow liquid

Hormone headache

These headaches are commonly seen among women due top disturbed hormone levels, usually occur during menstrual period, pregnancy and menopause. Other causes may be birth control pills that may disturb the hormone levels

Causes of the headaches

Illness; such as infections in the throat, ear or the sinus cavity

Stress; Emotional conditions such as depression, sleeping disorders taking of alcohol and other drugs or in some cases poor posture

Environment;  your environment and different aromas or smells contribute a lot towards headaches such as smoking smells, perfumes and chemicals and pollution

How Are Headaches Treated?

Headaches are sometimes treated with medications, however, more often they do not need medications depends on the cause of the pain, medications, counseling, stress management might be helpful