Tension Headache

Tension headaches occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense or contract, is continuous in nature, like a band around a head, pressure and squeezing in character and will last for few hours to few days.

  • The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, head injury, or anxiety. They may occur at any age, but are most common in adults and older teens.
  • Tension headaches typically don't cause nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. They do cause a steady ache, rather than a throbbing one, and tend to affect both sides of the head. Tension headaches may be chronic, occurring often, or every day.


Tension Headache Symptoms

Muscle contractions in the head and neck are considered a major factor in the development of a tension headache. Some people get tension headaches in response to stressful events or hectic days.

These are common symptoms of a tension headache:

  • a:-Slow onset of the headache.
  • b:-Head usually hurts on both sides.
  • c:-Pain is dull or feels like a band or vice around the head.
  • d:-Pain may involve the back part of the head or neck
  • e:-Pain is usually mild to moderate, but not severe


Is a severe headache, on one side ofthe head with recurrence on fixedtime intervals.

Cluster headaches, which occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods, are one of the most painful types of headache. A cluster headache commonly awakens you in the middle of the night with intense pain in or around one eye on one side of your head


  • 1-Swollen ordrooping eye.
  • 2-Smaller pupil in the eye.
  • 3-Eye redness or watering.
  • 4-Runny or congestednose
  • 5-Red, warm face
  • 6-Sweating


  • 1-Cigarette smoke
  • 2-Alcohol
  • 3-Disruptions in your circadian rhythm, like sleep deprivation and jet lag etc.


  • 1:-Measures to Abort the acute episode with medicine such as sumatriptan, and other treatments, including oxygen therapy, can help reduce the incidence and severity of attacks.
  • 2:-Preventive medicine can be given by the treating doctor as required
  • 3:-Avoid taking Alcohol

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