Health Tip: Signs That Headaches Need
(HealthDay News) -- Most everyone suffers from an occasional
headache. But frequent, severe headaches could be an indication of
a more serious health problem.
The Womenshealth.gov Web site says these warning signs should
prompt a visit to your doctor:
- Headaches that occur multiple times each month and persist for
hours or days.
- Headaches that are so severe that work, school and home life
- Headaches accompanied by tingling or numbness, changes in
vision, vomiting or nausea.
- Headaches accompanied by pain surrounding the ear or eye,
convulsions or stiffness in the neck.
- Losing consciousness or feeling confused during headaches.
- A headache that follows an injury to the head.
- Headaches that suddenly occur when you've rarely had headaches
in the past.
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