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Headache is a very common term that we hear every day. Everyone suffers from it  despite their age. There are various reasons for headache. Mostly, we do not care about a headache. Though it is fine not to worry about a headache, if it persists then one should not ignore it at all. A person suffering from a constant headache must visit a doctor immediately. There are more reasons for a headache than one can imagine.

Cause of headache:
Headache can be due to any reason. Sometimes, it is due to simple reasons like stress, heatstroke, fever, cold, or an allergy. But in some cases the cause could be very severe like a blood clot in the brain, tumor, cancer, migraine etc. According to doctors, skull and brain tissue is incapable of spreading pain and any blood vessels, and tissues around the neck are capable of causing pain.

Types of headaches:  

  • Migraine: A lot of people suffer from migraine for various reasons. People suffering from it experience throbbing pain and pinching headaches. The headache can last from 5 hours to 3 days which depends on person to person or the severity of the person. A person might also feel dizzy, nausea, vomiting, fever or blurry vision. It is difficult to perform any task that involves concentration or precision.
  • Sinus: People suffering from sinus feel constant in head, cheekbones, area above eyes and bridge of the nose. It occurs due to inflammation of cavies called sinus in the head. The pain often causes a runny nose, fever, fullness in ears etc. 
  • Chronic Daily headache: Such headache might last for three months or more. There are several categories of this headache such as chronic migraine, hemicranias continua, chronic tension headache and daily headache. The duration of the headache varies upon the type and condition of the patient.
  • Cluster headache: Cluster headaches are the most severe type of headaches. It causes excruciating pain and burning sensation around the eyes. The headache is so severe that the eyes swell up, pupils become smaller, and tears roll down continually. They might occur twice or thrice in a single day, for this reason it is called a cluster headache. Each headache last for 20mis to 4 hours and might occur regularly for 2 weeks to 3 months. 

Reason of headache:

  • High emotional quotient such as stress, depression or anxiety.
  • Physical injury
  • Change in climate or weather
  • Inhalation of toxic substance
  • Allergy or due to pollution 
  • High blood pressure or panic attacks
  • Over activity of brain, nerves or blood vessels
  • Infection
  • Brain tumor
  • Hyperthyroidism

Why Eternal Hospital?
At Eternal Hospital, we have a highly qualified and dedicated team of Neurosurgeons who are always committed to providing the latest and most advanced medical care to all our patients. Being a trusted name in healthcare, we act compassionately while ensuring confidentiality to those who need it. We have set high standards in patient-centric premium care and outstanding patient safety, and exceptional maintenance in a timely manner. In addition, we adhere to the use of up-to-the-minute innovations to offer state-of-the-art treatments to our patients with unparalleled results.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Madan Mohan Gupta

Consultant - Neurointervention

Dr. Surendra Khosya

Associate Director- Neurology