Chronic headaches are a painful condition that affects our daily lives. 4 out of 10 people are victims of chronic headaches triggered by different reasons.
Learn the causes of chronic headache (ปวด หัว เรื้อรัง เกิด จาก อะไร, which is the term in Thai) and treatments in this article to manage the condition properly.
What Are The Types Of Chronic Headaches?
There are categories of chronic headaches, each caused by different reasons. Some of them are:
Chronic Headaches From Migraine
Migraine is the most common chronic headache that affects many people worldwide. The pain is often felt on predominantly one side of the brain but can switch sides. The pain is throbbing and pulse, which leads to nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and odour.
The causes of migraine are still not clear. However, researchers think abnormally dilated blood vessels and specific triggers cause migraine, and it is also commonly genetic.
Chronic Tension Headache
The symptoms of chronic tension headache are consistent pain without throbbing on both sides of the head. The bilateral chronic headache can cause tightness around the head, temples and neck region, associated with stress and insufficient sleep.
New Daily Persistent Headache
The new daily persistent headache or NDPH causes constant and steady pain on both sides of the head, and it also comes on suddenly and lasts for a more extended period. This type of headache is usually not responsive to medications.
Chronic Cluster Headache
The most severe type of chronic headache is cluster headache which comes in a group one to eight times per day. This pain can last from two weeks to three months, and it results in stabbing sensations in the eye region with constant or throbbing pain.
What Causes Chronic Headaches?
The common causes of chronic headache are hormonal changes, muscle tightness, heredity and nerve malfunction.
What Are The Treatments?
The treatments for curing chronic headaches often relate to our daily lifestyle. Inculcate some healthy habits to prevent headaches from occurring. Those habits and remedies are:
- Take enough rest and get sufficient sleep
- Be mindful of your stress and manage it better
- Go for Thai massages or physical therapies such as acupuncture
- Avoid staring at the television, laptop or mobile phone for a longer period
These are some effective methods to treat the causes of chronic headache.