Headache

  • headache
    other namescephalalgia
    migraine.jpg
    person with a headache
    specialtyneurology

    headache is the symptom of pain in the face, head, or neck. it can occur as a migraine, tension-type headache, or cluster headache.[1] frequent headaches can affect relationships and employment.[1] there is also an increased risk of depression in those with severe headaches.[1]

    headaches can occur as a result of many conditions. there are a number of different classification systems for headaches. the most well-recognized is that of the international headache society. causes of headaches may include dehydration, fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, loud noises, common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage, and dental or sinus issues (such as sinusitis).[2]

    treatment of a headache depends on the underlying cause, but commonly involves pain medication. a headache is one of the most commonly experienced of all physical discomforts.

    about half of adults have a headache in a given year.[1] tension headaches are the most common, affecting about 1.6 billion people (21.8% of the population) followed by migraine headaches which affect about 848 million (11.7%).[3]

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Headache
Other namesCephalalgia
Migraine.jpg
Person with a headache
SpecialtyNeurology

Headache is the symptom of pain in the face, head, or neck. It can occur as a migraine, tension-type headache, or cluster headache.[1] Frequent headaches can affect relationships and employment.[1] There is also an increased risk of depression in those with severe headaches.[1]

Headaches can occur as a result of many conditions. There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Causes of headaches may include dehydration, fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, loud noises, common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage, and dental or sinus issues (such as sinusitis).[2]

Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying cause, but commonly involves pain medication. A headache is one of the most commonly experienced of all physical discomforts.

About half of adults have a headache in a given year.[1] Tension headaches are the most common, affecting about 1.6 billion people (21.8% of the population) followed by migraine headaches which affect about 848 million (11.7%).[3]

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Afrikaans: Hoofpyn
Alemannisch: Kopfschmerz
العربية: صداع
aragonés: Cefalea
Արեւմտահայերէն: Գլխացաւ
অসমীয়া: মূৰৰ বিষ
asturianu: Cefalalxa
azərbaycanca: Baş ağrısı
Bân-lâm-gú: Thâu-thiàⁿ
башҡортса: Баш ауыртыуы
беларуская: Галаўны боль
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Галаўны боль
български: Главоболие
Boarisch: Schädlweh
bosanski: Glavobolja
brezhoneg: Poan-benn
català: Cefalàlgia
čeština: Bolest hlavy
Cymraeg: Cur pen
dansk: Hovedpine
Deutsch: Kopfschmerz
ދިވެހިބަސް: ބޮލުގައި ރިހުން
eesti: Peavalu
Ελληνικά: Πονοκέφαλος
español: Cefalea
Esperanto: Kapdoloro
euskara: Zefalea
فارسی: سردرد
français: Céphalée
Frysk: Pineholle
Gaeilge: Tinneas cinn
galego: Cefalalxia
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Thèu-thung
한국어: 두통
հայերեն: Գլխացավ
हिन्दी: सिरदर्द
hrvatski: Glavobolja
Ilokano: Sakit ti ulo
Bahasa Indonesia: Sakit kepala
Ирон: Сæрниз
íslenska: Höfuðverkur
italiano: Cefalea
עברית: כאב ראש
ಕನ್ನಡ: ತಲೆನೋವು
қазақша: Бас ауыруы
Кыргызча: Баш оору
latviešu: Galvassāpes
lietuvių: Galvos skausmas
Limburgs: Koppien
македонски: Главоболка
മലയാളം: തലവേദന
मराठी: डोकेदुखी
Bahasa Melayu: Sakit kepala
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Tàu-tiáng
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ခေါင်းကိုက်ခြင်း
Nederlands: Hoofdpijn
Nedersaksies: Kopzeerte
日本語: 頭痛
norsk: Hodepine
norsk nynorsk: Hovudverk
occitan: Cefalèa
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Bosh ogʻrigʻi
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸਿਰ ਪੀੜ
پنجابی: سر پیڑ
polski: Ból głowy
português: Cefaleia
română: Cefalee
Runa Simi: Uma nanay
саха тыла: Төбө ыарыыта
संस्कृतम्: शिरोवेदना
සිංහල: හිසරදය
Simple English: Headache
slovenčina: Bolesť hlavy
slovenščina: Glavobol
کوردی: سەرئێشە
српски / srpski: Главобоља
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Glavobolja
svenska: Huvudvärk
Tagalog: Sakit ng ulo
தமிழ்: தலைவலி
తెలుగు: తలనొప్పి
Türkçe: Baş ağrısı
Thuɔŋjäŋ: Aɣaarnhom
українська: Головний біль
اردو: سر درد
Tiếng Việt: Đau đầu
Winaray: Sakit han ulo
吴语: 头痛
ייִדיש: קאפוויי
粵語: 頭刺
žemaitėška: Galvuos suopiejėms
中文: 頭痛