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tension headache

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Classification of Headache Type of Head Ache Percentage Total Number (%) and (Gender) Tension type headache (TTH) 69.2% 63 (F-43) Migraine without aura (MO) 17.5% 16 (F-11) Medication over use headache (MOH) 3.2% 3(F-1) Migraine and TTH (Coexisting) 3.2% 3(F-1) Cluster headache 2.1% 2 (F-0) Occipital neuralgia 2.1% 2 (F-0 Hemicrania continua 1.09% 1 (F-0) Supra orbital neuralgia 1.09% 1 (F-0) Table 2.
Primary headaches as Migraine, ETTH (Episodic Tension Type Headaches), and CDH (chronic daily headaches) are more common in patients with TMD symptoms compared to individuals without headache [7].
Apart from the common causes like migraine and tension type headache, acute mountain sickness and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis remain a significant cause of the said illness.
Migraine and tension type headache in general population:psychosocial factors.
Pericranial muscle tenderness and exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity: a blind study of chronic tension type headache. Headache 1997;37:368-76.
Tension Type Headache in Adolescence and Childhood: Where Are We Now?
Very few patients had migraine but many had migraine plus Tension Type Headache. The study further revealed that the prevalence was highest 11.7% in Khairpur followed by 4.8% in Sialkot, 4% in Karachi, 2.1% in Rahimyar Khan.
Patients with tension type headache decreased from an average of 10 days per month with headache to 5 days per month, she said.
Other nonpharmacologic therapies that have proved useful in treating tension type headache include caffeine avoidance, biofeedback, and cognitive-behavioral therapies such as stress management and anxiety reduction strategies.
The first study involved 271 patients with chronic daily headache (CDH), episodic tension type headache (ETTH), episodic migraine, or mixed headache (a combination of migraine and tension-type headache).
The frequencies of migraine-type and tension type headaches are higher in asthma patients, compared to the overall population.