Emergency! Headaches that Need Immediate Attention

Posted by on Dec. 28, 2012

Although headaches are not usually something to worry about, some headaches require immediate medical attention. These are called emergency headaches, and as the name suggests, these need to be attended at the soonest possible time because they can be symptoms of more serious medical conditions such as an aneurism or hemorrhagic stroke.

Emergency headaches are often characterized by a stiff neck, dizziness, fever, severe nausea, vomiting, loss of sensation, muscle weakness on half of the body, extreme pain, or extreme rise in blood pressure.

Given these facts, headaches, at some point, can also be life-threatening. This may serve as a wake-up call for everyone to not ignore headaches at all times — after all, you never want a worst-case scenario. So, if you encounter people who experience this type of headache, you better rush them to the hospital so they would be given proper medical care and to prevent worse things from happening.

 

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