Headaches are uncomfortable, painful, and can debilitate life, but in most cases you don’t need to worry about them. Most headaches do not occur due to serious problems or health conditions; did you know there are about 36 different kinds of headaches!?

However, sometimes pain caused due to  headaches may be a sign that something is not right. In case you or anyone you know are experiencing severe pain from headaches, this article could be helpful. In case they are unbearable, please feel free seek help from Dwarka’s best doctors for headaches; our neurologists at Dwarka’s best hospital for neurology, Ayushman Hospital, Dwarka.

Read more to know the signs and symptoms that will help you decide if and when you should worry about headaches.

Symptoms you should worry about

A headache will usually cause pain in your head, face, and neck area. Get medical assistance immediately if you experience severe, out of the ordinary pain.

These headaches may be a sign of underlying illness or a health condition.

Pain from headaches may be serious if you get:

  • completely sudden, and very intense and acute pain from a headache.
  • acute or sharp headache pains for the first time in your life.
  • a stiff neck along fever
  • a high fever more thanhigher than 102 degrees C.
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • dizzy, faint, or lose balance.
  • pressure in the back of your head.
  • pain that wakes you up.
  • blurred vision or see light around objects.
  • face tingling sensations that last long.
  • confused or find it difficult understanding speech
  • droopy on one side of your face
  • weak on one side of your body
  • slurred or garbled speech
  • walking difficulties
  • hearing trouble
  • muscle or joint ache
  • pain after coughing, sneezing, or any type of exertion
  • constant pain in the same area of your head
  • seizures
  • cold night sweats
  • sudden weight loss
  • swelling on your face or head
  • a bump or injury on your head
  • an animal bite anywhere on your body

Causes of serious headaches

Normal headaches will mostly be caused by dehydration, muscle tension, nerve pain, fever, caffeine withdrawal, drinking alcohol, or eating certain foods but it can also also happen as a result of toothache, hormonal changes, or pregnancy or a side effect of medication.

Migraine pain can come on without warning and can be severe and debilitating. If you have chronic migraine, talk to your doctor about treatment to help you manage this pain.

Headaches can be a symptom of some serious illnesses or health problems, including stroke, high blood pressure, infections in the brain, spinal cord or blood, cancer, tooth or gum infection, head injury and concussion. brain tumours or an aneurysm, haemorrhage in the brain.

So make sure you know the difference between normal and harmful headache pain, it could save your life.