Headaches are experienced a little bit differently by everyone. You may feel tired, have blurred vision, a stiff neck, or feel as if you’re unable to function for the day. But they do all have one thing in common – they are not “normal” to deal with frequently.
Headaches result in over 157 million days per year lost from work with a societal cost of over $50 billion. The use of drugs to manage these headaches have shown to be temporary at best and toxic to the body with prolonged and overuse.
Types of Headaches:
- Tension Headaches
- Migraine Headaches
- Cluster Headaches
- Sinus/Allergy Headaches
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache accounting for almost 90% of all headaches. Epidemiological studies report that 5% of all adults suffer from headaches on a daily basis, and approximately 7 million adults report suffering from headaches every other day.
Migraine headaches are intense pulsing and throbbing pain usually on one side of the head. Migraines can last several days and are accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Migraines are three times more likely in women than men. People with migraines are often sensitive to light and sound.
Cluster headaches are three times more common in men and often come in a series. Each headache can last fifteen minutes to three hours and it is not uncommon to have three to four a day. They often occur behind one eye or on one side of the face.
Sinus headaches occur in the front of the head and face often over the sinuses. They can be due to a sinus infection or chronic rhinitis from allergies.