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Cluster Headaches: Types, Symptoms & Treatments

Treatment The patient with episodic cluster headaches should be started on prophylactic therapy as early as possible in the series in order to curtail the length of the cluster period and decrease the severity of the headaches.

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Cluster Headaches: Types, Symptoms & Treatments

A medicine that restores the balance of certain brain chemicals.

Cluster headache periods often occur 1-2 times annually and at predictable times of the year, or they can skip years.

The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that is responsible for a range of bodily functions including body temperature, thirst, sleep cycles, blood pressure and heart rate.

People suspected of having cluster headache should be carefully assessed by their doctor for an underlying cause, and imaging of the brain and vessels in the head should occur.

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Description: The headache periods can last several weeks or months, and then disappear completely for months or years leaving considerable amounts of pain-free intervals between series.

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A true cluster headache is not life threatening and does not cause permanent brain damage.
Most cluster headache patients are restless or agitated during attacks; unlike patients with migraine, they find it hard to stay still and rarely lie down.

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    Cluster headaches occur in groups, or clusters, and each attack lasts about 1 to 3 hours on average. The frequency of occurrence may range from every other day to multiple times a day. Cluster periods are followed by remissions that may last months or years. Relative to other types of primary headaches, cluster headaches are rare.
    By: Carpe_Lady|||||||||
    A cluster headache usually hurts on just one side of your head, but you might feel a migraine on both sides, on one side only, or along your forehead. It will probably get worse when you move your .
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    Cluster headaches are a primary headache disorder characterized by attacks of intense headaches on one side of the head. These attacks are associated with agitation or restlessness, as well as accompanying ipsilateral autonomic symptoms, such as lacrimation, nasal congestion, and swelling around the eye.
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    Cluster headaches (CH) are an uncommon, severe form of primary neurovascular headaches. CH are the most painful form of headaches, with the pain occurring on one side of the head and behind or above the eye or at the temple most commonly. The pain has been described as searing, burning and stabbing. The age of onset of CH is most often between.
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    Cluster headaches are the most common of the primary headache type known as trigeminal autonomic cephalgia. They are relatively rare, plaguing 0.1% of the population, making a study of the disease process difficult at best. They have earned consideration as one of if not the most severe type of headache, and so, despite their rarity, recognition and treatment are vital. There is some degree of.
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