Learn to distinguish various types of dangerous and serious headaches
Headaches are annoying and painful conditions that can occur anywhere and at any time. Generally they are not grave and occur from stress, sinus, and tension. It becomes a problem when you have to separate between dangerous and non-dangerous headaches which are sporadic, but require immediate attention.
A headache that is severe, insistent or linked with other symptoms such as vomiting is a cautionary signal to a dangerous problem. Before you ignore a serious, urgent headache you should know when to see a doctor.
1 Thunderclap headaches
Similar to their names, thunderclap headaches cause pain all of a sudden and these severe headaches peaks within 60 seconds and can start declining after an hour. Some thunderclap headaches, however, can last for more than a week.
Thunderclap headaches are often a warning sign of possibly life-threatening situations, usually linked to bleeding in and around the brain. Therefore it’s extremely vital to seek emergency medical attention if you experience a thunderclap headache.