Headache: Why This Happen, Symptoms, Risk, Treatment, And Much

A girl is holding her head because of headache

Headache is one of the common illnesses in most people, that goes by its own sometimes, and sometimes it settles after taking medicine.

It is a very common condition that many people across the world experience at some point in their life.

Some may get migraine headaches, some feel very angry and frustrated when the headache comes.

Sometimes it goes on its own, but sometimes it can be found to be seen continuously and for a long time which is not normal thing.

The age-standardized 1-year majority of migraine was 25.2 % prevalence was higher among females than males and among those from rural areas than urban.

Why Does This Happen?

A girl is holding her head because of headache

Headache does happen for many reasons, here are the most common reasons which include:

  • Stress, Tension
  • During the Pre-menstrual cycle also happen
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stomach gas, when you do not release the gas, so this goes upwards to the brain, lead head pain
  • Skipping eat food for long-time, which also leads to Weakness
  • Anger
  • Drinking Excessive alcohol and smoking
  • Hunger, lead to anger
  • If Caffeine, and tea consumption is high
  • Cold, flu also lead to headache

Some medical conditions can also lead to head pain

  • High blood pressure
  • Tumor, Bleeding, and any infection in the brain
  • Inflammation in veins
  • Temporal arteries

What Happens in Our Brain While on the Headache?

Understand it like this – When you are hurried or working too much, the electrical moves do not even give the brain a chance to rest.

This causes muscles, and blood vessels to swell, and the nerves send a rush of pain messages to the brain, which brings a headache.

During a headache, the flow of blood going to the brain gets changed, muscles start to concentrate and swell, and the brain doesn’t work properly.

Types of Headache

There are many types of headaches, it is not possible to tell about all of them, but here are 4 main types that are seen a lot.


The sinus is an air-filled space in our skull that plays a major role in producing mucus.

If there is any inflammation and any infection they may lead to sinus headaches.

Location: Forehead, cheekbones, and between eyes.

Sinus headache most commonly happens on the forehead and in the face. Here are symptoms of a sinus headache include:

  • Face swelling
  • bad taste in the mouth
  • fever
  • frequent pain in cheekbones and forehead


There is a lot of pain in the head with migraines.

It starts on one side of the head and may spread to both sides of the head, and this is related to vision, sound, and light.

Location: Start with the forehead, and goes the side of the head.

People suffering from regular migraines know that they are going to have a headache before the pain occurs.

Here is some reason that triggers migraine headaches which includes:

  • Caffeine, MsG
  • Hard alcohol consumption
  • Lack of sleep
  • Any type of stress
  • Excessive medicine use, may also lead to migraine.


This is one of the common headaches, It gradually increases, and the person may feel this:

  • It may feel like tying a tight band on the head
  • Pain may spread to the Neck
  • Pain can increase mild to moderate
  • May increase during daily activity

Location: All around the head, you may feel on the forehead, back of the head, and sides of the head.

Medicine: Paracetamol is commonly available in the Indian market and gives quick relief.


There is a lot of pain in the head even in cluster headaches and it lasts for about 1 hour, and this can be for several days in a month.

It happens at the same time every day, The headaches may disappear completely for months or years, but can also come back.

Location:  Around one eye on one side of your head.

Treatments of Headache

Sometimes the headache goes away by taking a nap, and if a nap doesn’t work then you should take a doctor consultation.

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Here is some way to get rid of a headache which includes:

Acupressure: This is a type of massage that reduces tension, and stress effectively and gives you a came piece environment.

Exercise: In mild pain, exercise can assist with increasing the production of certain brain hormones that suppress the pain.

Hot or Cold Therapy: Sometimes there is pain due to heat in the head.

In such a situation, keeping an Ice pack in the head can reduce pain to a ​great extent.

Hot bath: Warm water relieves muscle tension of every body part. It is amazing, you must try at least once a time.

Drink enough water: Drinking water lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles, and cools your internal body parts.

Rest: If you are facing a migraine, then this point helps you, because it cuts all conditions – light, vision, and sound that trigger a migraine.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy: It is a type of therapy that is very commonly used in stress, and depression, it’s changed the way you think.

NOTE: Experiencing headache several times a day or a week, so it would be a better to talk to the doctor.

Home – Remedies

Massage on the head – my mother gets a lot of relief when I massage her head, and legs.

In Yoga, there is a technique called Kapal Randhra Dhouti, which if done can help in relieving head pain.

Ginger tea: According to the study ginger tea eases migraine severity, and also helps to ease nausea.

Relaxation: Most of our headaches are because of stress, tension, and lack of energy.

So we have to rebuild our energy, release our tension, and learn how to relax well?

Find the cause: Find your reason for which thing triggers your headache, and then work on them.

When To Worry About Headache?

If you see this thing during a headache, then Immediately talk to the doctor, because your 1 hour late, may also create some serious conditions:

  • If you feel Immediate and severe pain in the head, then Immediately talk to the doctor.
  • If your headache interfere in your daily activities
  • Immediately talk to the doctor if your voice, balance, and power losing.
  • If your headache keeps getting worse in 24 hours, then without any waste of time talk to the doctor.
  • If your headache is causing pain in your neck, then it could be a risk of infection.
  • If vomitting occurs during a headache
  • If you have head pain in one eye or there is redness in the eye, then this is also a sign of danger.

Because it can be a sign that there is some problem in your brain. For example, infection, and bleeding.

How To Prevent Headache?

Here are some tips to prevent headaches, but if you are facing it more times a day, or week, then talk to the doctor, it may be a serious matter.

  1. Take a proper quality sleep about 8 hour
  2. Don’t skip meals, eat a well-balanced diet
  3. Do Yoga
  4. Do regular exercise
  5. Minimize Caffeine, and tea consumption
  6. Avoid smoking, and drinking
  7. Do Meditation, which is mine and also my favourite to control (whatever bad habit)

Learn – Food and drink for better sleep quality

Down Line

Stomach gas, when you do not release the gas, so it goes towards the brain, which causes a headache, and if you face it several times, then talk to the doctor.

Massage on the head, which my mother gets a lot of relief.

Exercise can assist with increasing the production of certain brain hormones that causes you to feel more joyful and relaxed.

If Your headache is causing pain in your Neck, then it could be a risk of infection.


Hello, I'm Sahil bisht, I am a Mechanical engineer, As well as, aspiring blogger with an obsession for health. This blog delicate to people who want to learn in health.

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