Headaches Epidemiology

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Headaches Epidemiology Headaches are common; surveys suggest that up to 90% of the population experience headaches at some point each year. Of the ones seen in Accident and Emergency about 1% have a serious underlying problem. Primary headaches account for more than 90% of all headache complaints, and of these, chronic tension-type headaches are the most common. It is estimated that women are 3X more likely than men to suffer from migraines. Diagnosis While, statistically, headaches are most likely to be benign and self-limiting, some specific causes of headache may demand specific treatment or may be warning signals of more serious disorders. Differentiating between these can be difficult but Red Flags include:- Systemic Illness - Fever, Vomiting, Stiff neck Neurological signs of symptoms – Altered mental state, Focal neurological symptoms, Seizures, Papillodema Onset in new – Especially in those over 40 Other associated conditions – Head trauma, Malignancy, Recent Infection
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