May 08, 2023
Headache is the medical term used for headache. According to the World Health Organization, this is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. Headache can affect both men and women of all ages and can vary in intensity, duration, and frequency. On this occasion, Dr. Gabriel Pérez, neurologist at the Centro Médico Plaza Lima Sur of the Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information on the subject and reminds us that this condition can be a symptom of several underlying diseases.
Types of headaches
Three types of headaches can be recognized, according to the International Classification of Headaches:
The most common symptoms include:
A thorough medical history and physical examination are vital for the specialist to rule out any emergencies. Depending on the findings, the examination may be complemented with a CT scan, MRI, lumbar puncture, or other tests.
Treatment of headache depends on the underlying cause and type of headache.
The most effective may include lifestyle changes, relaxation therapies, analgesic medications, and preventive migraine treatments.
To prevent headache, the following is recommended:
Dr. Gabriel Pérez
Neurologist at the Centro Médico Plaza Lima Sur of the Clinica Ricardo Palma