Types of headache: What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

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What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

A migraine is a type of primary headache, but it isn’t the common headache that everyone has had.

Primary headaches account for 90 percent of all headaches, and migraines make up just 10 percent of this.

The most common and minor headache to get is a tension-type headache, and 40 percent of all headaches are this kind of headache.

Dr Brewer said: “Tension type headache is usually mild to moderate in intensity and felt on both sides of the head.

“It typically produces a steady ache rather than a throbbing pain, and often feels like a continuous pressure, or a tight, constricting band over the top of the skull, over the back of the head, or above both eyes.

“It’s not made worse by physical activity such as walking, and there is no nausea.

“Tension-type headache can occur at any age and is thought to result from tension in the neck and scalp muscles which affects blood flow within the skull. Aim to avoid stress, poor posture, overwork and dehydration.”

Published at Mon, 11 Jan 2021 19:34:00 +0000

Types of headache: What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

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