Headaches cause pain that most of the people worldwide are familiar with.
Globally, it has been estimated that half to three quarters of the adults aged 18 - 65 years in the world have had at least one headache in 2015 and, among those individuals, 30% or more have reported a migraine.
Headache on 15 or more days every month affects 1.7 - 4% of the world’s adult population. Despite regional variations, headache disorders are a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages, races, income levels and geographical areas. Tension-type headache ("TTH") is the most common primary headache disorder with episodic TTH is reported by more than 70% of some populations; chronic TTH affects 1 - 3% of adults.
Often felt as stiffness in neck & pressure behind the eyes 5
Usually related to stress, and anxiety
Untreated tension headaches may last 30 minutes to several days.
Episodic tensional headache attacks usually last a few hours, but can persist for several days. When the incidence is more than 15 days a month for at least 3 months in a row, the condition is described as a chronic headache.
More common in women, especially during Adulthood. 7
Most common symptom is a severe throbbing pain in the head - may also include nausea and light-and-noise sensitivity. 8
Without treatment, they may last 4 to 72 hours. 8
Can be preceded by other symptoms or by the so-called, "aura", when a person experiences flashing lights in their field of vision. 7
It’s possible to control migraine attacks more effectively if you avoid your personal trigger factors and takes the right migraine medicine or pain reliever in time. 7, 9
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