Neuropathy Treatments

Headaches

Headaches
Headaches are a very common problem. Although most are not dangerous, at times, headaches could be a sign of a life threatening situation.

Signs of a dangerous headache include:
1. A headache that starts suddenly, especially if it's of a severe degree.
2. Headaches that start later in life, especially after the age of 50.
3. A change in the quality of headaches.
4. Visual changes, including double vision or loss of vision.
5. Weakness, numbness, or any other neurological symptoms.
6. Fevers
7. Change in mental status including sleepiness, hallucinations, or confusion.
8. Weight loss.

If there is ever any doubt about a headache your physician should be contacted.

 

Causes of Dangerous Headaches

There are multiple disease processes that could cause headaches that are life threatening. They include:

1. Tumors
2. Bleeding in the brain tissue.
3. Bleeding in the tissue surrounding the brain including subarachnoid, subdural, and epidural bleeding.
4. Infections including meningitis and encephalitis.
5. Arterial malformations.
6. Aneurysms.
7. And other diseases.

There are many headaches that, although they could be very debilitating, they are not dangerous. The most common types are migraines and tension headaches.

 

Neurology Muscular Dystrophy and Neuropathy Specialist
9301 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 600, Beverly Hills (Los Angeles County), CA 90210
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