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  • Writer's picturePietro D'Urso


The way you manage your headache will depend on the type of headache that you have.

Did you know that headaches are one of the most common pain conditions in the world? Over 75% of adults say that they have a headache at least once a year.

Here are some tips to help you with a headache:

  • Drink lots of water

  • Try to have some rest and relax

  • Take paracetamol and/or ibuprofen

  • Avoid drinking alcohol

  • Don’t skip meals

  • Don’t strain your eyes – avoid looking at screens for a long time

If your headaches:

  • Keep coming back

  • Don’t get better after taking medication such as paracetamol and/or ibuprofen

  • Give you a bad throbbing pain in the front or side of your head – this could be a migraine or more rarely cluster headaches

  • Cause you to vomit or feel sick and make noises and light painful

You should go to see your GP so that they can assess what may be causing the headaches and decide a treatment that will work for you.

These are some of the different types of headaches

Primary headaches – these are not caused by an underlying health condition:

  • Cluster headaches

  • Migraines

  • Tension headaches

  • New daily persistent headaches

Secondary headaches – these are caused by an underlying health condition:

  • A problem with the blood vessels in the brain

  • Head injury – new or old

  • High blood pressure

  • Infection

  • Trauma

  • Brain tumour

  • Sinus congestion

  • Over use of a medication

If you would like to speak to our team about treatment for headaches, please contact our team on +44 161 327 0681 or email us at to discuss the different treatment options available for you with Mr D’Urso.

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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