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Cephalgia is the scientific term for headache.

There are several types of headaches:

Tension headaches occur during or after intense stress. They are triggered by physical or psychological strain and can last for several days. This is one of the most common types of headaches.

A sudden, severe headache can be the first sign of a stroke. The pain from a stroke is so intense that the person cannot stay on their feet.

Migraines are a severe chronic neurological disorder characterized by attacks of intense, often one-sided, headache pain. They are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. The two main forms are migraine with aura (which can cause visual disturbances) and migraine without aura (where the attack occurs without any preliminary symptoms).

Cluster headaches cause intense pain on one side of the head, typically around the eye and forehead area. Attacks last 15 minutes to 3 hours and can repeat several times per day. Symptoms include reddening of the eye, drooping eyelid, runny nose, and tearing.

Prolonged computer work can lead to "text neck" - one of the most common postural dysfunctions where the head is pushed forward from the body's vertical line. This causes muscle imbalance, strain, and neck pain.

Psychogenic headaches are associated with depression and anxiety disorders. This type of headache is constant, usually affecting both sides of the head. It can persist for years and is more common than all other types of headaches combined.

See a doctor if:
✔️ Your headaches occur more frequently than usual
✔️ The characteristics of your headaches have changed
✔️ Pain medication provides no relief despite correct usage
✔️ Headaches disrupt sleep, daily activities, or quality of life

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