Everyone is familiar with a simple headache, which is annoying but disappears after a few hours. There are many other types of headache (e.g. tension headache, cluster headaches, migraine) and there are many different causes of headache.
Causes of headache range from simple conditions that are mostly harmless (e.g. common headache, tension headache, etc.) to some more serious causes of headache (e.g. migraine, fever), up to some very severe and life-threatening possible diseases (e.g. stroke, concussion, brain hemorrhage, brain tumor, etc.).
See your doctor promptly for a full diagnosis of any headache symptom. Seek emergency medical care if any of the dangerous causes are suspected.
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- Migraine: Migraine refers to a chronic headache condition, which usually recurs over time. Migraines vary with people, ranging from a headache
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- Stroke: A stroke is a brain event that is a medical emergency. If you are concerned that you or someone with
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- Concussion: Concussion is a brain injury causing a temporary loss of consciousness. The usual cause is a brain or head injury
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- Brain tumor: A brain tumor may indicate a benign tumor in the brain or some form of malignant brain cancer. It is
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- Common Cold: The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too
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