Headache Types

Headache Types

Exertional Vascular Headache

LOCATION AND SYMPTOMS

Generalised head pain of short duration (minutes to an hour) during or following physical exertion.

PRECIPITATING FACTORS

Sport, exercise, sexual intercourse.

TREATMENT / PREVENTION

Can usually be prevented by taking suitable medication, such as ergotamine tartrate or indomethacin, before the exercise starts.

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