Headaches are very common and nearly everyone will have had one at some point. Most headaches are not an indication of a sinister cause and will resolve on its own or with simple painkillers.
However, some headaches may recur frequently or may be severe and start to affect your lifestyle, causing concern and anxiety. Medical attention should be sought, when one experiences headaches that are frequent or severe.
The two most common types of headaches that recur are migraine and tension headaches.
You should consult your doctor if you experience any of the following:
Your doctor will advise on your
treatment specifically. Headache
treatment usually involves
pharmacological treatment with
medications as well as lifestyle
modifications. If you suffer from
recurring headaches, you should keep
a headache diary to help ascertain
the headache pattern, identify any
triggering factors as well as monitor
your condition and response to
This may be divided into two main
You can reduce the frequency
and severity of your headaches
by simple lifestyle changes,
sometimes without even taking any
Please consult your Family Doctor if you have any concerns
about your health.
Specialist services available at the following SingHealth
Singapore General HospitalTel: 6321 4377
National Neuroscience InstituteTel: 6357 7095
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