Headache Types

Headache Types

Exercise Headache

Medically reviewed by Dr. Emma Foster, 17 May 2021

Primary exercise headache is brought on by strenuous physical activity. It generally has a throbbing quality and affects both sides of the head. This type of headache can last five minutes up to 48 hours. Primary exercise headache does not have any other associated symptoms, however, if other symptoms such as nausea develop, it could be symptomatic of another intracranial disorder.

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