Headache is a type of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. Headaches can be both gentle and more serious.

Types of Headaches

Primary or Normal Headache: Primary headaches can be of small duration, recurrent headaches not caused by underlying disease or structural problems.

Secondary Headache: Secondary headache is a symptom of a disease or any infection that activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head.

Causes of Headaches

Exercise: This can be caused if exercise not done under supervision or under a trainer because sometimes we get our nerves strained and it can happen during running, swimming, weightlifting or normal gym.


Migraine: A migraine headache is one of the major headache which causes intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head.

  • Migraine commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
  • They are more common in women than men.
  • It can be caused by Allergies or allergic reactions.
  • Excessive use of sleeping tablets, the contraceptive pill.
  • Emotional stress, tension, anxiety and depression can exhilarate Migraine.
  • Excessive use of Alcohol and smoking can also trigger Migraine.
  • Skipping Meal for a longer period periodically can cause migraine.

Tension: It is caused by physical and emotional stress which causes the muscles that cover the skull to contract and cause pain. It can lead to Migraine as told above else one can do home remedies as shown later in this topic.


Sexual: Pre-orgasmic headaches are a dull ache in the head and neck, but these are harmless. Sex headaches occur in 3% to 4% of sexually active men, and a slightly lower number of women. Sexual activity can lead to partial or complete relief of headache.

Infection: Bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear can also trigger headache.

Home remedies to get rid of Headache

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