Suffering from headaches regularly is not normal. If you suffer from headaches frequently – on a monthly bases or more, tests should be done to determine the underlying cause(s). Migraines can be many causes, ranging from excessive stress, high blood pressure/hypertension, to diets, to hormonal imbalances, etc.
What is the difference between headaches and migraines?
Headaches: are unpleasant pains in your head that can cause pressure and aching. They can range from mild to moderate pain and usually occur on both sides of your head. Some specific areas where headaches can occur include the forehead, temples, and back of the neck. A headache can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. However, there are a wide variety of headaches and causes; not all types will fit this description.
Migraines: are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include:
- pain behind one eye or ear
- pain in the temples
- seeing spots or flashing lights
- sensitivity to light and/or sound
- temporary vision loss