Location and symptoms

An all-over pressure or “hair band” type pain, most severe in the morning and diminishing through the day. May feel depressed and generally unwell. Can affect any age person and usually occurs daily

Precipitating factors

A sudden increase in blood pressure may cause the headache but there are no symptoms of slightly elevated blood pressure.

Treatment/prevention

Don’t smoke, have an active lifestyle, relax, eat less salt and fat, have your blood pressure checked by your doctor who may prescribe blood pressure medication. Have your blood pressure tested regularly.