5 Medical Conditions that Trigger Headaches

Most people get headaches. They usually last for a few hours and go away. Tension, tiredness, excessive consumption of alcohol, heat exhaustion and a smokey environment are typically the underlying culprits. With rest or an aspirin, these headaches dissipate. However, the ones that linger on represent other medical issues. Recognize them and get closer to a cure.


Five medical conditions that trigger headaches:

  • Acute Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that deteriorates optic nerve fibers. Without treatment, the sufferer has vision loss. Pressure behind the eye elicits pain and headaches.
  • Sinusitis. Sinusitis is membrane lining inflammation of the air spaces in the skull. It is usually a result of a common cold. Congestion (stuffiness) creates pressure in the cranial cavity. 
  • Bruising of the Brain. Brain ‘bruising’ describes damage to the skull or internal membrane. This type of injury is often the aftermath of a minor blow. Symptoms of this affliction include a headache, confusion, sleepiness, and vomiting.
  • Temporal Arteritis. Temporal Arteritis is (head) arterial inflammation. Signs are throbbing at the temple and blurred vision. This condition affects males over the age of fifty more so than females. 
  • Muscle strain. Muscle strain is a direct result of overextended muscle tissue. It occurs due to poor posture or extreme physical activity. Pain medication prescribed by a doctor or purchased over-the-counter can cause head pain. Why? If not taken as directed, a rebound headache occurs.

In conclusion, the above spur on headaches. Resolving these medical conditions relieves head pain. Get more on this topic and other health issues, by contacting us.