Headed Toward Pain? Common Causes of Headache in Louisville

Headed Toward Pain? Common Causes of Headaches in Louisville KY

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Headaches in Louisville KY are one of the most common medical complaints to be reported. Every one of us has had a headache at one point in our lives. Sometimes they're bearable and sometimes they can be downright debilitating.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost half of the adults worldwide experience headaches at any given year. They are an often-underestimated medical problem that most of just tend to brush off with the help of an aspirin or Tylenol.

However, headaches can also turn into a serious problem. Learn the common types and causes of headaches so that you can get them treated accordingly.

Tension Headaches

This type of headache is the most commonly occurring type of headache. Tension headaches build slowly and gradually throughout the day until they reach their peak. They can cause mild to moderate pain and don't have any other associated symptoms. They can either be episodic or chronic.


Migraines are also an oft-reported form of headache. They usually tend to be very intense and are described as an intense pounding or throbbing pain on one side of the head. Other accompanying symptoms are nausea, blurred vision, and dizziness. They can last from a few hours to several days.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are another intensely painful form of headache, usually described as a piercing or burning sensation behind or around the eyes. They can either be constant or throbbing. They're so severe that the affected area may become red and swollen, and eyelids may starts drooping, along with reddening of the pupils. They're called cluster headaches because they occur in a cluster period which may last from a couple of weeks to 3 months.

Sinus Headaches

Another common type of headache is the sinus headache in which there is a feeling of deep and constant pain in the forehead, the bridge of the nose, and the cheekbones. It occurs when the cavities in your head known as sinuses get inflamed and swollen. The pain usually occurs because of a cold or a sinus infection.

Common Causes

  • Illness
    Headaches can occur due to illnesses such as fever, cold, or infection. Conditions like sinusitis and ENT infections can cause headaches. More serious problems such as tumors and meningitis can also cause headaches.
  • Stress
    Often, headaches are stress related and can occur due to emotional stress, tension, and changes in sleeping pattern, skipping meals, eyestrain, poor posture, or taking too much medication.
  • A Person's Environment
    Headaches can also occur due to a person's environment. From strong scents, secondhand smoke inhalation, from harsh chemicals or perfumes, pollution, intense noise or lighting, allergens, certain foods, weather changes, all can possibly trigger a headache.

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