Tension headache is a common headache pattern that may or may not be associated with psychosocial stressors. Tension headaches are characterized by:
Migraine headaches, which are often preceded by fatigue, depression, and visual disturbance (light flash, loss of peripheral vision, etc.), are characterized by:
Cluster headaches, which are a variation of the migraine, are characterized by:
Inflamed sinuses (acute sinusitis or chronic sinusitis) are characterized by:
Temporal arteritis is characterized by:
Other common causes include:
Rare causes include:
Note: There may be other causes of headaches. This list is not all inclusive, and the causes are not presented in order of likelihood. The causes of this symptom can include unlikely diseases and medications. Furthermore, the causes may vary based on age and gender of the affected person, as well as on the specific characteristics of the symptom such as location, quality, time course, aggravating factors, relieving factors, and associated complaints. Use the Symptom Analysis option to explore the possible explanations for headaches, occurring alone or in combination with other problems.
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