Woke up with a migraine or severe headache? Know the differences – Erickson Gontijo


Did you know that there are more than 150 types of headaches? (foto: Pixabay)

“I woke up with a migraine today”. Who ever heard the phrase or even spoke? It is common to hear the term migraine as a reference headache, but it is important to know that “migraine” is actually a medical diagnosis for headache or more technically headache.

You may not believe it, but there are more than 150 types of headaches ranging from intensity, frequncia e symptoms adverse and correlated.

It is essential to try to understand the symptoms and understand what you are feeling so that you can treatment most appropriate. If I count that there are even headaches associated with the use of medicines against headache you begin to understand how much sade it can unfold in extremely complex situations, even if it seems light to the untrained eye.

The famous migraine characterized by pain Pulstil, usually affects only one side of the skull, and can be of moderate to strong intensity, but not always disabling. Associated with pain there is usually nausea, vomiting, general discomfort and intolerance to light. Pictures like these can last four to 72 hours and, unfortunately, do not respond well to common pain relievers.

The term Aura well known among migraine sufferers. Aura is a visual change in which the individual sees black spots (scotomas), bright spots (scintillations) or spectra of images (spectra of fortifications). It is not uncommon to find changes in speech, tingling in the limbs, weakness, numbness that affect one side of the body. Some patients claim that the aura often precedes bouts of headache.

A Dor em Saved more common in men. With strong intensity, it incapacitates and lasts for about 15 minutes but can last up to three hours. They are recurrent and associated with facial pictures such as runny nose, watery eyes, sweat and facial edema. It is possible to identify factors that precipitate crises and avoid them.

I adore Tensional the most common, usually affects the entire head and is of moderate intensity, and can last up to seven days and responds to analgesics. As tension headache is often intensified due to a specific factor, a trigger, common symptoms of muscle pain, tension in shoulders and neck and because of this, respond well to anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants.

When these conditions are extended, they are classified as chronic. We must be attentive and seek professional help for the management of pain, as in addition to the essential headache, it is also possible that it is a warning sign for other more serious conditions.

The treatment for headaches is not only medicated, it is necessary to know the pain, clarify the causes and factors of worsening and improvement. Fundamental monitoring, and non-medication measures of lifestyle and routine are essential. The rule of sleeping well, planning your time, performing physical activity and keeping your mind balanced is also valid and welcome in these situations. Every imbalance has its consequences.

Take care and do not tolerate headache, seek help.

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