Saturday, October 26, 2019

Tension Headache Treatment, Tension Headache Symptoms, Types And Causes


Tension Headache is one of the most common headache type in the world. Tension headache is dull pain, tightness or pressure around  forehead or the back of  head and neck. Some times it feels just like a clamp squeezing the skull. Tension headache is also called stress headache.

Tension Headache Types

There are two types of tension headache.

1) Episodic  Tension Headache

Episodic  Tension  headache can last from 30 minutes to a few days. The episodic tension headache usually starts gradually often in the middle of the day. Episodic  tension headaches happen less than 15 days per month.

2) Chronic Tension Headache

Chronic tension headache come and stay for longer period of time. The pain may get stronger or ease up throughout the day. Chronic tension headaches happen more than 15 days in  a month.

Tension Headache Symptoms


  • Headache that starts later in the day
  • Feeling very tired
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Trouble focusing
  • Muscle aches
  • Mild sensitivity to light or noise
  • Mild to moderate pain or pressure in the front, top, or sides of the head and neck


Tension Headache Causes 


  • Stress
  • Activities
  • lack of sleep
  • Insufficient water intake
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Eye strain
  • Dry eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Smoking
  • Cold or flu
  • Sinus infection
  • Poor posture
  • Emotional stress
  • Skipping Daily meals


Tension Headache Treatment

If you have tension headache your doctor may give you prescription for medication. I will only advice you home care if you are facing tension headache problem. In case of tension headache you should,

  • Take Enough Sleep
  • Drink Enough Water
  • Stop Consuming Alcohol
  • Stop Consuming Caffeine Or Decrease
  • Quit Smoking
  • Care Your Eyes According To Season And Atmosphere
  • Use Eye Glasses In Dust And Sun Light
  • Don't Skip Daily Meals
  • Don't Ignore Flu And Cold, Take Treatment immediately.
  • Find Out Stress Factors And Solve Them

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