A headache is pain or discomfort anywhere in the region of the head or neck. Headaches are the most common health complaints experienced by every person at some point during their life. Most headaches are not serious and can be treated with medications and lifestyle changes. There are many different types of headaches and it is important to know the particular type of headache you have and also methods to treat the same.

What Are Some Causes of Headaches?


More women than men suffer from headaches as a result of hormones. Such headaches are caused by female hormones and can include menstrual migraines or hormone headaches.


Certain foods and drinks contain ingredients that can cause headaches. One well-accepted trigger is tyramine.

Sleep Deficiency

People who do not receive a sufficient amount of sleep are at a higher risk of headaches. Improved sleeping habits can reduce migraines and headaches.


Overweight children and teens are more likely to have more frequent and severe headaches.

When Should You See a Doctor?

You should schedule a doctor’s visit if you experience headaches that:

  • Occur more frequently than usual
  • Are more severe than usual
  • Worsen or don’t improve with appropriate use of medication
  • Interrupts your daily life and performing in normal activities
  • Becomes painful, intolerable, and difficult to ignore