Headaches. We’ve all faked them to get out of stuff and we’ve all had them and been utterly helpless and at their mercy. I mean, there’s only so many times sirf ek Saridon ends up rescuing you, amirite?

Well, turns out if you can put a name to your pain, not only can you zero in on what’s causing it, but you can also deal with it more effectively. Presenting, a detailed guide by Rupam Pathak to what the different kinds of headaches are, what they feel like, and exactly what causes them. So you’re never left painfully clueless. Pun intended.

No prizes for what causes these. Described often as the feeling of having a tight band around your forehead applying great pressure, anxiety or stress headaches can vary in intensity as well as frequency depending on the amount of stress one is under.

Tension headaches are constant but rarely cause problems with daily functionality. Over-the-counter medicines such as Disprin or Saridon are usually sufficient to treat these. Sometimes, even a chill-pill works.

It’s true, several syndromes that cause gastrointestinal symptoms are also associated with headaches. If you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea with your headaches, talk to your doctor about treatment options.

When an infection causes such inflammation, these headache are usually also accompanied by a fever. Antibiotics and decongestants could prove to relieve you of your plight if it’s your sinus that’s causing all this trouble.

This right here is the motherload of headaches. A condition that may run in families, migraines are diagnosed using certain criteria that include high frequency as well as duration of headaches and can be effectively managed with the help of a physician.

You’re all very welcome. Let’s show them headaches who’s boss. Huzzaah!