A headache is pain in any part of your head, and it is one of the most common ailments experienced by humans. But even though it is common, headache is not simple. There are many different types, causes, symptoms, and treatments. In some cases, headache disorders can have a significant impact on your daily life. This article can help you understand a bit more about headache and identify when you need to see a doctor.
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- What is headache?
- Symptoms & types of pain
- Major headache types
- When to see a doctor
- Treatment & prevention strategies
- Further information & resources
Medically reviewed by Dr Trudy Cheng. Last updated July 11, 2022.