Category Archives: Headache

Are Ependymomas Cancer? Symptoms and Prognosis of This Intracranial Tumor

Are Ependymomas Cancer? Symptoms and Prognosis of This Intracranial Tumor Ependymomas are rare type of brain tumors that develop from the ependymal cells, which line the ventricles of the brain. They are cancerous. WHO classifies them as low-grade, medium-grade and high-grade depending upon the aggressiveness of cancer cells. Patient usually visits the doctor only after […]

Headaches- Symptoms, Types and Treatment

Headaches- Symptoms, Types and Treatment There are a numerous reasons for headaches. Many questions need to be asked first before some diagnosis can be made. Evaluation Some of the questions for a detailed evaluation of headaches are: Frequency of headaches Time of day headache occurs Type of pain: dull, aching, throbbing, piercing, squeezing, or excruciating. […]

Side Effects of Tranquilizers

Side Effects of Tranquilizers Some of our symptoms may actually be the side effects of certain medications. For example, tranquilizers, when taken for a long time, usually give some side effects. Muscle spasms, tremors, stiffness are some of them. Some of these medications have a tendency to cause an increase in the body temperature. If […]

Tension Headache Symptoms and Relief

Tension Headache Symptoms and Relief Tension-type headache pain is often described as a constant pressure, as if the head were being squeezed in a vise. The pain is frequently bilateral which means it is present on both sides of the head at once. Tension headaches occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense or contract. […]