Could your headache pain be a sign of a more serious problem?
Common Types of Recurring Headaches
You can also experience head pain when you have a cold or the flu. Eyestrain can give you a headache, too, perhaps signaling a visit to the eye doctor for a new eyeglass prescription. In rare cases, chronic, painful headaches are warning signs of tumors in the brain tissue.
Signs of Danger
Headache pain can be symptomatic of serious issues in your body. They could call for emergency help. When blood flow to the brain stops, a stroke can occur, causing terrible headaches and leading to physical or mental impairments or death. A brain aneurysm is a blood vessel that has become weak and breaks open, bleeding into the brain. A brain hemorrhage can cause a headache, also. These are all life-threatening headache symptoms that require immediate attention.
If you have a headache and your blood pressure is very high, you should be checked by a medical professional. Other causes of chronic headaches include brain tumors, fluid inside the skull that swells the brain, carbon monoxide poisoning or a brain abscess.
How To Know When To Get Help
If you’ve never had headache pain before and the pain you’re experiencing is interfering with your daily activities, you should call a doctor. You may be referred to an Atlanta area practice specializing in pain management.
If your head hurts after strenuous exercises, such as jogging or weightlifting, seek professional help.
Headache pain that occurs without warning, is more painful than ever before and/or worsens over 24 hours’ time, requires a visit to a doctor.
Atlanta Pain Specialists for a chronic headache
Though taking pain pills, using a hot or cold compress on the forehead and other techniques may help patients with recurring headaches, chronic pain should not be ignored. If you suffer from chronic pain, you should explore the medical options provided by Dr. V. K. Puppala, an M.D. offering pain management solutions to diagnose and treat patients in the Atlanta area.
Dr. V. K. Puppala, M.D., is a double board-certified anesthesiology pain specialist located in Villa Rica, GA, also serving patients in surrounding areas such as Carrollton, Union City, Douglasville, Dallas, Lithia Springs, Fairburn, Powder Springs, Smyrna, Marietta, and Peachtree City.