Headaches come in different forms. Some people feel an uncomfortable throb, while others feel a dull ache, while others feel a constant, boring pain. Googling your symptoms might not provide any clarity. Is a tension headache the cause of your symptoms? Or is it perhaps a migraine? What about a cluster headache?
Depending on who you are, you could be more likely to experience one type over the other. Cluster headaches, for example, tend to affect men more than women. Migraines are the opposite: Women suffer from migraines more often than men. Tension headaches, meanwhile, don’t discriminate.
Luckily, there are some tell-tale clues that can help you figure it out, so we’ve developed this handy graphic to help you figure out which type(s) of headaches you or your loved one is dealing with:
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