Headache, Tension Or Vascular
It is estimated that 75% to 90% of all persons who complain of chronic or frequent headaches suffer from tension headaches. They are the most common type of primary headache, and while they share some characteristics with the more serious migraine, they also display certain distinct differences that set them apart.
Tension-type headaches are classified by the International Headache Society as chronic tension-type headaches when they occur for 15 days/month or more and episodic tension-type headaches when less than 15 days/month.
Signs and symptoms
Any of the following:
When headaches are severe, symptomatic treatment with aspirin, acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be helpful. In such cases, care must be taken to avoid medication overuse, as this can lead to "rebound headaches." Due to potentially severe gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects , NSAIDs should only be used as instructed.
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