There are certain types of pain and disorders of the body, which can be present either on their own or be harbingers of more serious diseases. For example, headache and nausea.
About a headache.
Headache is considered to be one of the most common types of pain, from which most of the population of our planet suffers. The most common causes of headache are problems with vision, spine, teeth, as well as diseases of the temporomandibular joint. In addition, headaches can cause alcohol, smoking, high nitrite consumption, lack of sleep, stress, etc.
The most common types of headache are migraines and tension-related headaches.
Nausea is a reflex that is aimed at cleansing the body through vomiting, although nausea is not always accompanied by vomiting. Nausea can be caused not only by problems with the digestive tract, but also by malfunctions of the brain, which can be consequences of injuries or infections.
As a rule, nausea signals diseases of the digestive system. Gastritis, ulcers and stomach cramps, duodenal ulcers - all these diseases are accompanied by nausea, as well as stomach pain and heartburn. The same signs accompany poisoning. Nausea can also be a sign of various diseases of the liver and gall bladder, and also such acute diseases as pancreatitis, appendicitis, bleeding in the stomach, cholecystitis, etc. Nausea accompanies such diseases as intestinal and stomach tumors, but only in the later stages.
And if the headache and nausea at the same time?
If you suffer from headache and nausea up to vomiting, as well as increased sensitivity to smells, light and sounds, then most likely it is a migraine. Moreover, a migraine can be accompanied by very frightening symptoms such as impaired coordination and speech, "stars" before the eyes, tingling in the fingers. Headache from tension can be quite long and in chronic form does not go for weeks. It is not as strong as a migraine, and may even cease without taking medication. However, if you do not eliminate the causes, it causes, it becomes chronic, delivering a lot of inconvenience.
Headache and nausea may indicate the presence of a person's diseases requiring medical intervention. Causes of headaches and nausea can be hidden in such diseases as:
- diseases of the inner ear, including seasickness;
- head injuries, which result in increased intracranial pressure. It can be a concussion, and swelling, and infections (encephalitis, meningitis);
- pulmonary infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, may also be accompanied by headache and vomiting, although these signs are not typical of them.
If a headache accompanied by nausea and vomiting, appears for no apparent reason regularly, it is necessary to consult a doctor. This can be a sign of a brain tumor, a disease characterized by increased intracranial pressure, as well as serious infectious diseases and damage to the nervous system in AIDS and syphilis.
From the foregoing, it is obvious that nausea in combination with a headache can be a sign of a large number of diseases, some of which are very serious, therefore you should not be taken lightly to these symptoms. If nausea and headache arose for no apparent reason (overwork, alcohol, eating fatty foods, etc.), then you should still spend time visiting the doctor and examining. No self-treatment in these cases is unacceptable. In addition, we should not forget that a headache can occur by itself, from stress, for example, and nausea speaks at the same time of a completely different disease. For example, pain in the left side, nausea, and vomiting may indicate a disease of the spleen or pancreas.