What is The Difference Between a Migraine and a Headache?

Migraine headaches are usually severe and sharp, throbbing in nature, and generally affect one side of the head.

Tension headaches tend to occur frequently, last a long time and are characterized by a dull, steady pain that feels like a band of pressure around the neck. 

Episodic Tension Headaches (occurs less than 15 days per month)

  • Pain is mild to moderate, constant band-like pain, pressure or throbbing.
  • Pain affects the front, top or sides of the head.
  • Pain usually begins gradually, and often occurs in the middle of the day.
  • Pain may last from 30 minutes to several days.

Chronic Tension Headaches (occurs more than 15 days per month)

  • Pain may vary in intensity throughout the day, but the pain is almost always present.
  • Pain affects the front, top or sides of the head.
  • Pain comes and goes over a prolonged period of time.

Symptoms of Migraines and Headaches

It is important to seek a healthcare provider if you have any of these following symptoms:

  • Headache Upon Awakening.
  • Difficulty Falling Asleep and Staying Asleep.
  • Chronic Fatigue.
  • Irritability.
  • Disturbed Concentration.
  • Mild Sensitivity to Light or Noise.
  • General Muscle Aching.
  • Blurry Vision.
  • Vomiting Nausea.
  • Fainting.

Causes of Migraines and Headaches

Some causes of migraines and headaches include:

  • Hormone Imbalances.
  • Specific Foods.
  • Stress.
  • Food Additives.
  • Medication.
  • Physical Exertion.
  • Heredity.

Treatment of Migraines and Headaches

Migraines and headaches can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat them via:

  • Find Relaxing Methods.
  • Sleep More.
  • Don’t Allow an Empty Stomach.
  • Exercise.
  • Keep Hydrated.
  • Change Living Environment.
  • Do Not Look at Screens For too Long.
  • Stop Smoking.
  • Stop Drinking Alcohol.

Preventing Migraines and Headaches

Some preventative measures include:

  • Medication (consult a doctor).
  • Exercise Regularly.
  • Ensure Avid Sleep.
  • Ensure That You are Hydrated.
  • Do not Smoke.
  • Do not Drink Alcohol.
  • Ensure a Healthy Diet.
  • Relax and De-stress.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Massage Therapy.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation.

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