Ailments & Conditions

Types of Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints. We often have this condition in our daily lives, ranging from mild and annoying to debilitating and painful. In fact, there are many different forms of headaches with various symptoms and causes. Though most of them tend to be short-lived and do not cause serious troubles, learning how to recognize them can help you relieve the pain and discomfort more effectively. This article will show you the five most common types of headaches.

Cluster Headache

People with a cluster headache often have a severe piercing or burning pain. It tends to affect one side of your face or the area behind or around one eye. Some other symptoms include sweating, flushing, redness, or swelling. Cluster headaches typically happen in a series, with each episode lasting around 15 to 180 minutes. Most people might have 1 to 4 episodes during the day, often around a cluster or time period. This type is more common in fall and spring. Men are at higher risk of having cluster headaches than women. [1]