What You Should Know About Migraine Tension Headache

Do you feel a painful discomfort in your head or your face? You may be suffering from a headache or, in this case, a migraine tension headache.

We can determine if this is a headache by tuning into the location and intensity of the pain to determine what type of headache it is.

Knowing what type of headache will determine what type of treatment you should opt for in the future.

Read on to see what a migraine tension headache is and how to relieve the symptoms.

What Is a Migraine Tension Headache?

A Migraine Tension Headache is a severe throbbing headache that is both distracting and discomforting.

If you have severe head pain, feel nauseous, experience lightheadedness, or any other visual disturbances, you might be suffering from a migraine tension headache.

Who Is Prone to Migraines?

Migraine Tension Headache occurs in about 1 billion people around the globe, and in 85% of these cases, it occurs in females.

It’s also more common in people between the ages of 25 and 55 years of age.

Also, there are high chances of the genetic preposition to migraines among individuals if there is a history of this condition in the family.

Symptoms of Migraine Tension Headache

This particular headache might require immediate medical attention. Call 911 or visit a health specialist if you see any of these symptoms:

  • Stiff neck
  • Fever
  • Convulsions
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscular weakness
  • Double Vision

These symptoms could be an indication of a more serious condition, like meningitis, stroke, temporal arteritis, or a ruptured aneurysm.

You should know that a headache, like any other bodily dysfunction, might be a sign of another serious or related illness.

Tension headaches usually are and can be a symptom of one of these diseases-

meningitis, stroke, a ruptured aneurysm, or temporal arteritis.

First Aid and Remedies for Migraine Tension Headache

Some remedies you can apply before opting to see health specialists can include:

1. Take lots of rest

One of the ways that you can manage your headaches is by taking a lot of rest and taking hot showers, as well as this can help to alleviate discomfort.

2. Manage your stress level

Managing your stress level includes making plans ahead of your day for both work and comfort. Also, take breaks in between work hours, so you don’t feel burdened.

3. Apply heat or cold to the area of discomfort

You can think of getting a hot towel and rubbing it in the area or opt for a bag of ice for some seconds until you can feel relief.

Remember, all of these are meant to be short-term first-aid remedies. If symptoms persist, consider visiting a health clinic or a healthcare specialist.


Do you feel you might be showing symptoms of migraine tension headaches? Apply some of these first-aid tips and if symptoms persist, visit a hospital. Remember, rest and adequate are all you really need to live a healthy and balanced life.

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