Headaches happen to everyone, and everyone hates them. They can be mild or severe, they can be all over your head or radiate from one side. Whatever they are, they’re the worst. They make simple tasks seem insurmountable and make even a great day miserable.
What you might not realize is that different types of headaches come from different causes, and that means they can be soothed, at least a little, if you know what’s causing the pain. Just like with any other part of your body, you can learn the habits of headaches, and have a better idea of how to make them hurt less, as well as how to avoid them in the future with some simple changes to diet and habits.
There are actually several types of headaches. The most common are migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. They can be the result of illness, injury, or a problem elsewhere in the body. They can also occur from stress and emotional tension, overexertion, or even dietary issues. In addition, there are primary and secondary headaches. Primary headaches are annoying and painful, but are harmless. A secondary headache is a symptom of another problem, and can be anything from harmless to dangerous.
If you have recurring headaches or ones that really inhibit living your life, talk to a medical professional to learn about your treatment options. And read on to see what your headaches are trying to tell you.
Headache Type 1: Allergies
Headache Type 2: Sinus
Headache Type 3: Anxiety
Headache Type 4: Cluster
Headache Type 5: Caffeine Withdrawal
Headache Type 6: Migraine
Headache Type 7: Tension
Headache Type 8: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
Headache Type 9: Digestive Issues
Headache Type 10: Giant Cell Arteritis