Headache types and what they mean
This type of headache can be brought on by stress, eye strain (think prolonged periods of reading or using the computer), dehydration as well as poor posture at work or while driving.
Got a stiff neck, are struggling to focus and have a blunt, constant pain on both sides of your head or neck? You may have a tension headache.
While there's no precise test to determine whether you're suffering from a tension-type headache or not, you can reduce your symptoms, or the likelihood of suffering from this headache in the first place, by striking a balance between your work and personal life, getting enough sleep each night and exercising regularly.
Experts are yet to zero in on what exactly causes migraines, but, as Better Health Victoria claim, this type of headache may be an inherited condition.
Differing from the tension headache, a migraine can impact your vision, heighten your sensitivity to smell, tough, light and sound, cause vomiting or nausea, and make your face, hands and feet feel numb.
Despite their being no cure for migraines, especially considering they can affect people in very different ways, it's hard to lock down one treatment for all.
Cluster headaches have had medical experts stumped for years; the cause of them has never been determined. However, medical experts in the UK argue that these 'attacks' can often be triggered by strong smells, drinking alcohol and even smoking.
When someone is hit with a cluster headache, the affected eye can water, and the eyelid may droop and swell. If you take a closer look, this eye may also have a smaller pupil.
First and foremost, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical advice immediately. Doctors will then be able to prescribe a treatment that works best for you (think behind-the-counter medication, sumatriptan shots or oxygen therapy).