What is Tension Headache?

Tension Headache is the commonest form of headache. The pain is usually constant and may be generalised.

Causes

  1. Stress
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression

Clinical Features

  1. The patient experiences a dull, tight, pressure-like band around the head.
  2. Headache may last for weeks or months with varying severity.
  3. No associated vomiting or abnormal intolerance to light.
  4. Headache decreases if the patient is occupied.
  5. Local tenderness may be present.

Management

  1. Avoid precipitating causes of activity and stress.
  2. Consult a doctor.

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