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Chronic headache

What is Chronic headache?

A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.

Headaches can result from a wide range of causes both benign and more serious. Brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain as it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium (the periosteum of the skull), muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes. There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Headache is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes, including fatigue and sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications and recreational drugs, viral infections and common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage, dental or sinus issues, and many more.

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

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extreme general abdominal pain along with complete hematuria after intercourse with a history of nausea, chronic headaches, GERD, intermittent lower RT abdominal pain, with a history of 1 incidence of drug overdose and alcohol poisoning and numerous accounts of head trauma
Hi,

Intermittent right lower abdominal pain and hematuria, suggest a right ureteric stone. Which due to incresed muscular contractions during intercourse could had lead to acute ureteric colic pain.

General abdominal pain is due to gastritis with is not subsiding due to your continued alcohol and...
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my cousin have a chronic headach since 1month and recurent abdominal pain today he went to clinic and some lab done the result show: 4 cross protien in urine with 2-3 RBC AND 4-6 WBC RENAL FUNCTION NORMAL ,serum amylase high(129),HIS BP 180\120 ,RBS 242 AND HE HAD NO PAST HISTORY FOR DM OR HTN.
WHAT IS DIGNOSIS AND HOW TO TREAT?
DEAR USER
THANKS FOR CONSULTING AT HCM

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD IF YOU HAD MENTIONED THE AGE, WEIGHT OF YOUR COUSIN

YOUR COUSIN IS SUFFERING FROM DIABETES MUPPETS AND HYPERTENSION WITH PROBABLE UTI

I ADVICE YOU TO GO FOR AN ULTRASOUND OF KIDNEY URINARY BLADDER

TO URGENTLY CONSULT A PHYSICIAN SO...
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I have been suffering for 10 years with chronic headaches. And now am having serious stomach problems that my doctor "thinks" is stomach problems. I have been off work for several weeks. Medication is helping but not very much. Also have glaucoma. (Am 35 years old) I have been finding myself becoming very depressed and have actually considered ending it all. What's the point of living if I am always in pain and can't be happy with my family. I feel like I'm hurting everyone I love. I don't know what to do. I am afraid if I tell my doctor about it he will just give me more pills. (Am already on trazadone at night since I can't sleep....on it for three years now) any ideas?
Hi.

Dear, don't be angry with life. No need to feel guilty of hurting others. It's nature that has given this headache to you - not yourself. You have action in hands to get the best treatment which you have done. But indiscriminately increasing variety of pills is no answer..you are right here....
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Hi. I have been experiencing chronic headaches for about 3 weeks. My doctor prescribed me something w acedaminafin, caffeine, and a barbiturate in it. They aren't helping the headaches go away. I also noticed that food has a strange taste. Iv also been very tired. Do you have any idea what could be causing these symptoms?
Hello dear,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.Most common cause of chronic headache epidemiologically are-
1)Migraine-This is typically episodic headache.Episodes of headache last from 1 hour to 2 days.Headache is typically unilateral,throbbing,associated with nausea or visual aura,headache...
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