Headaches Quiz

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Migraine, tension, and cluster headaches are considered to belong to which category of headaches?

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The primary headache disorders include migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster headache. Headache is the main symptoms of these conditions. Secondary headaches occur in response to another underlying condition. Many medical problems can cause secondary headaches, including overuse of certain medications.

Smokers are more likely to get___________ headaches.

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Smokers are more likely to get cluster headaches than nonsmokers. Research shows that 80% people who suffer from cluster headaches are smokers. It is believed that smoking increases levels of carbon monoxide in the brain and blood, leading to cluster headaches triggering and worsening. Alcohol and smoking can cause cluster headaches.

People suffering from a migraine headache may also possibly suffer from __________________.

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People suffering from migraine headache may also likely to get cluster headache. Very less is known about cluster headaches because they are one of the least common types of headache. It is believed that abnormalities in the hypothalamus play a role in triggering these headaches.

Sinus headaches are usually caused by…

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Sinus headaches are usually caused inflammation of sinuses and nasal passages. Sinus infection or sinusitis is caused by allergies or a respiratory infection like cold or flu. This inflammation causes congestion and blockage of drainage pathways of the sinuses, leading to pain and pressure in the forehead and behind the cheekbones.

Which is the most common type of headaches?

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Tension headache is the most common type of headache. A tension headache is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain in your head with tension around your head.

What is the trigeminal nerve?

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The trigeminal nerve is the fifth cranial nerve located within the brain and is responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing. This nerve is responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain.

A life-threatening infection known as _____________ may be the cause "worst headache of your life"

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Meningitis, a life-threatening condition can cause “worst headache of your life”. Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The "worst headache of your life" may also trigger due to a very serious condition like brain hemorrhage and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). These are very serious and life-threatening conditions. If you ever feel that you are suffering the worst headache of your life, seek immediate medical attention.

Which type of headache is associated with the trigeminal nerve?

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Trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain) is a severe, shooting facial pain. Cluster headaches are recurrent severe headaches on one side of the head, typically around the eye. Cluster headache and Trigeminal neuralgia are two causes of severe head pain, although severity and duration of the pain is different.

Which of the following is not a symptom of migraine headaches?

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Fever is not a symptom of migraine. Apart from head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, and eye pain are the symptoms of a migraine headache.

Who among men and women suffer more migraine headaches?

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Migraines headaches affect three times more women than men. They are most common in women between 20 and 45 years of age. It is believed fluctuation in hormone levels, particularly estrogen, is the cause of migraines headaches in women.

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