- Headache in the forehead - causes and methods of disposal
Worldwide, several hundred million people suffer from chronic headaches - and it is only those people who were treated with such pain to the doctor; the real number could be much higher. The most common option when a headache in the forehead; pain may be localized in the center of the forehead, or on the sides, near the temples (most often on one side). Often patients complain of pain in the temples, but the pain in other parts of the head, such as head, is rare and usually the result of trauma and certain diseases.
Types of headaches in the forehead
Currently there are about 150 types of headache. The most common ones are:
- Tension headaches or headaches tenzionnye
For this disorder is characterized by weak or moderate, dull, pressing pain that can be felt in the center of the forehead or on the sides (in the latter case, there is a feeling as if something was squeezing his head). This is the most common type of headaches among adults and adolescents. Along with a headache, patients may experience symptoms such as chronic fatigue
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, Sleep disturbances, trouble concentrating, sensitivity to noise. Tension headaches can be episodic (from such pain patients suffer less than fifteen days a month) and chronic (more than fifteen days a month). The intensity of chronic pain can vary during the day, but they are rarely full.
Women suffer from tenzionnyh headaches more often than men. Episodes of chronic pain can last up to 60-90 days.
The most likely cause of this type of headache is the long tension of muscles on the back of the neck, which can be caused by insufficient rest, improper posture, anxiety
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, Hunger and overexertion. Trigger headaches can also be a variety of factors causing stress, for example, an argument with family, childbirth, exam preparation or competition, job change, dismissal, lack of free time, perfectionism, lack of sleep, and so on. However, it often happens that tension headaches occur against the background of the general welfare, and to establish their causes fails.
This is a severe headache, which can be localized in the forehead, on the left or right side of the head, and sometimes patients complain that during migraine attacks have hurt the whole head
. The attack may begin with mild, dull pain, which after a while becomes a pulsating and very intense
. Typically, headache worse with any physical activity, but it does not pass, even if the patient does not move
. Other symptoms of migraine can be extreme sensitivity to light, noise and / or odor, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, feeling of heat or cold in the body, which is independent of the ambient temperature, paleness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, diarrhea
. The exact cause of migraines is still unknown
. According to one of the most popular theories, different triggers stimulate abnormal brain activity, and this leads to a change in the functioning of the blood vessels in the brain
The development also affects the genetics of migraine; There are types of migraine associated with congenital abnormalities in specific brain regions.
Migraine attacks can last from four hours to three days; most patients might be from one to four episodes a month.
This symptom is often accompanied by various types of sinusitis; pain in the forehead usually occurs in patients with sinusitis (inflammation of the frontal sinuses, located above the eyebrows). Typically, the pain is particularly severe when the person bends over. Other symptoms of sinusitis can be fever, swelling of the face and a bad cold.
- Headaches associated with hormonal fluctuations
They decided to allocate a separate category. They may be associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause, and sometimes with hormonal drugs. Most of these pains are felt in the center of the forehead, and there are mild or moderate, and blunt, sometimes pulsating.
- Chronic progressive headaches
This term headaches that eventually amplified and occur more often. They are rare and may be the result of various diseases.
Causes of headaches in the forehead
We feel a headache because of the signals that pass between the brain, blood vessels, and surrounding nerves.
When nerves are activated headache associated with certain blood vessels or muscles, and send pain signals to the brain.
However, not always clear why this is happening.
Usually headaches in the forehead that appear suddenly, are a result of certain diseases, such as colds or flu. The causes of pain can become diseases such as sinusitis, pharyngitis and otitis media. In some cases, the pain in the front of the head is a result of injury or disease, such as cancer. Among the possible causes of headaches - brain cancer, brain aneurysm, glaucoma
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, Encephalitis, blood clots in the blood vessels of the brain (sometimes a consequence of this, it becomes a stroke), dental disease, dehydration, brain concussion, carbon monoxide poisoning, hangovers, meningitis
Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges
, Giant cell arteritis, intracranial hematoma, panic attacks, toxoplasmosis, trigeminal neuralgia.