AKN / Humans / Headaches

Learn about Primary Headaches

What is a primary headache?
A primary headache is a type of headache that is caused by overactivity of or problems with pain-sensitive structurews in the head. (1)

What are types of primary headaches?
cluster headache (1, 2)
migraine(1, 2)
migraine with aura(1)
tension headache(1, 2)
trigeminal autonomic cephalagia (TAC), such as cluster headache, and paraoxysmal hemicrania (1)

What can cause a primary headache?
alocohol, particularly red wine (1)
certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates (1)
changes in sleep or lack of sleep (1)
poor posture (1)
skipped meals (1)
stress (1)

1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/causes/sym-20050800
2. https://www.healthline.com/health/headache/types-of-headaches