The Definitive Guide to Common Headache Types

Ready for Headaches 101? This guide will help you understand your pain.

The Definitive Guide to Common Headache Types

While some headaches can be washed away and forgotten about with a few painkillers and a glass of water, other kinds of headaches are more intense, persistent, or potentially life-threatening. Let’s get familiar with the different types of headaches so you will know what to look out for the next time one comes on.

Thunderclap Headache

Also known as a lone acute severe headache, this type of headache appears out of nowhere, causes severe pain, and is often described by sufferers as the worst headache of their lives. Many of us disregard our headaches because they seem so commonplace. However, a headache of this kind can be a sign of a brain aneurysm. A brain aneurysm is another term for weak spots in the blood vessels that balloon from constant blood flow pressure. If you experience a headache of this magnitude, you should seek medical help immediately, especially if it’s accompanied by nausea, weakness, and vision problems.

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