Most people experience headaches from time to time. But if you have headaches most days of the week, this indicates that you have chronic daily headaches.

Rather than identifying a specific type of headache, chronic daily headaches include many subtypes of headaches as well. Where the word chronic refers to the number of headache attacks, and the length of the condition.

The continuous nature of chronic daily headaches makes these attacks one of the most life-disrupting headaches. Intense and continuous initial treatment, as well as long-term treatment, may reduce pain and reduce the number of headache attacks.

Symptoms
By convention, chronic daily headaches occur 15 or more days per month for more than three months. True (essential) daily headaches are caused by another condition.

There are two types of headaches, short-term and long-term. Long-term headaches last more than four hours. It includes:

migraine (migraine)
Chronic tension-type headache
Constant new daily headache
Persistent migraine (persistent migraine)
migraine (migraine)
This type usually occurs in people who have a history of episodic (migraine) attacks. Chronic migraines tend to:

Affect one or both sides of the head
Gives a feeling of pulsation and palpitations
Causes pain ranging from moderate to severe
It causes at least one of the following:

Nausea, vomiting, or both
Sensitivity to light and sound
Chronic tension-type headache
These types of headaches tend to:

Affect both sides of your head
Cause mild to moderate pain
Cause pain that feels like pressure or pulling, but not pulsating
Constant new daily headache
This headache comes on suddenly, especially in people who do not have a history of headaches. It becomes persistent within three days of having the headache for the first time. she:

It usually affects both sides of your head
Cause pain that feels like pressure or pulling, but not pulsating
Cause mild to moderate pain
You may have features of chronic migraine or chronic tension headache
Persistent migraine (persistent migraine)
headache:

Affect only one side of the brain
Constant daily bouts of uninterrupted pain
Moderate pain with a tingling feeling of very painful nails
Response to the prescription pain reliever indomethacin (Indocin)
It can sometimes become severe with migraine-like symptoms
In addition, persistent migraine pain (persistent migraine) is associated with at least one of the following:

Tears or redness of the eyes on the affected side
Ear congestion or runny nose
Eyelid drooping or pupil constriction
feeling restless.

When do you visit the doctor?
Episodic headaches are common and usually do not require medical attention. However, please consult a doctor in the following cases:

You usually get headaches two or more times a week
You take a headache reliever most days
You need more than the recommended dose of over-the-counter pain relievers for headaches
Headache pattern changes or gets worse
The headache was disabling
Seek immediate medical attention if the headache:

Sudden and intense
Is accompanied by fever, stiff neck, disorientation, seizure, double vision, weakness, numbness, or difficulty speaking
Head injuries follow
Gets worse despite rest and pain medication.

the reasons
The causes of many chronic headaches that many people experience on a daily basis are not fully understood. Actual (primary) chronic daily headaches have no known underlying causes.

Conditions that may cause chronic secondary (non-primary) headaches that recur daily include:

Inflammation or other problems with blood vessels in or near the brain, including stroke
Infections, such as meningitis
High or low pressure inside the skull
brain tumor
traumatic brain injury
Headache caused by drug overdose
This type of headache usually occurs in people who have an episodic headache disorder, usually a migraine or tension headache, and the person takes a lot of pain relievers to treat it. If you take pain relievers — and over-the-counter pain relievers — more than two days a week (or nine days a month), you’re at risk of developing rebound headaches.

risk factors
Factors associated with frequent headaches include:

female
worry
Depression
Sleep disorders
obesity
snoring
Excessive caffeine intake
Excessive use of headache medication
Other chronic pain diseases
Complications
If you suffer from chronic daily headaches, you are also likely to develop depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and other psychological and physical problems.

protection
Self-care may help relieve chronic daily headaches.

Avoid headache triggers. Keeping a headache diary helps you identify the causes of headaches so that you can avoid them. You can include details about each headache, such as when it started, what you were doing at the time, and how long it lasted.
Avoid overusing the medication. Taking headache medications, including over-the-counter medications, more than twice a week can increase headache severity and frequency. Consult your doctor about how to teach yourself not to use the medication excessively; Because it can have serious side effects if done incorrectly.
Get enough sleep. An average adult needs seven to eight hours of sleep a night. It is best to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Talk to your doctor if you have trouble sleeping, such as snoring.
Make sure to eat the main meals on time. Eat healthy meals at around the same times each day. Avoid food or drinks, such as those containing caffeine, that seem to trigger headaches. Lose weight if you are obese.
Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic physical activity can improve your physical and mental well-being and reduce stress. With your doctor’s approval, choose activities you enjoy — such as walking, swimming or biking. To avoid injury, start gently.
Reduce stress. Stress is a common cause of chronic headaches. Be tidy. Simplify your agenda. Make sure to plan ahead. Always be positive. Practice stress-reducing techniques, such as yoga, tai chi, or meditation.
Cut back on caffeine. While some headache medications contain caffeine because it may help reduce headache pain, it can also make headaches worse. Try to reduce or eliminate caffeine in your diet.