I have been getting pressure pains on the back of the head and sometimes on the right side and left side of head, i went to the doctors the other day and the only thing he checked was my blood pressure and said it was too high and thats whats causing it? he didnt even really even look at my head or anything, he doubled my dosage of my high blood pressure pills its been 4 days and im still getting those feelings on my head..please help
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A11726
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. The type of headache which you have described seems to be tension headache. In this, the muscles of the head/scalp become taut resulting in headache. This commonly occurs due to the emotional stress, prolonged work on the computers or sitting job.
If you have any associated nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light or the headache disturbs your sleep, then other causes like migraine or a secondary headache due to some serious condition like brain tumour should be considered. It is always good to get the CT scan of the brain done for oneâs assurance, especially if the headache is disturbing. Tension headache is usually treated with drugs like ibuprofen, acetaminophen etc. Hypertension produces the headache only if the blood pressure is quite high. It is not possible to diagnose online & for the same youâre suggested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.
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