Cluster Headache

A less common but more severe type of headache comes on suddenly in “clusters” at the same time of day or night for weeks. Cluster headaches may strike one side of the head, often near one eye, with a sharp ...1

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Symptoms of Cluster Headache

Severe type of headache occurs in “clusters,” often at the same time of day for several weeks. These cluster headaches usually begin suddenly as a sharp or burning pain centered around one eye. The pain can last up to 3 ...2

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Complications of Cluster Headache

A small group of people develop a chronic form of the disorder, which is characterized by bouts of headaches that can go on for years with only brief periods (1 month or less) of remission. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)3 ...

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Causes of Cluster Headache

Cause: Scientists aren't sure what causes cluster headaches, although there are currently several theories. The tendency of cluster headaches to occur during the same time(s) from day to day, and more often at night than during the daylight hours ...4

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Causes List for Cluster Headache

Some possible causes of Cluster Headache or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Cluster Headache

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of Cluster Headache:

  • Cluster Headache, Familial
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Diagnosis of Cluster Headache

When to get medical advice: You should see your GP as soon as possible the first time you experience what you think may be a cluster headache. They'll ask you about your symptoms and may refer you for tests ...7

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Genetics of Cluster Headache

They don't seem to run in families, as migraines do. ...Source: New Zealand Health8 ...

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Risk Factors for Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches generally begin between the ages of 20 and 50 but may start at any age, occur more often in men than in women, and are more common in smokers than in nonsmokers. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)9 ...

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Treatments: Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches can be treated or prevented with prescription medications. Nasal sprays that numb the nose and nostrils may also help. Doctors also recommend avoiding alcohol if you’re susceptible to cluster headaches. ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)10 ...

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Prevention of Cluster Headache

Preventing cluster headaches Avoiding triggers Avoiding the triggers of cluster headaches can help prevent them. For example, you should avoid drinking alcohol during a cluster headache bout. You should also try to avoid strong smelling chemicals, such as perfume, paint ...11

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  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ mar2014/ feature2
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2008/ June/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ headache/ detail_headache.htm
  4. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 10286/ cluster-headache
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ cluster-headaches/ 
  8. Source: New Zealand Health: your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ headache/ cluster-headaches
  9. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ headache/ detail_headache.htm
  10. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2008/ June/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  11. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ cluster-headaches/ 

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