A headache is not usually life threatening. Most of the time, what we experience are tension headaches and migraines. According to WebMD, tension headaches are annoying, painful, and can worsen during times of stress, while migraines are usually incapacitating and may cause nausea and vomiting. There are instances, however, when a headache serves as a warning sign of more serious health-related issues such as stroke, aneurysm, or meningitis.

How do you know? The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke suggests you see a doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:

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• Sudden, severe headache that may be accompanied by a stiff neck
• Severe headache accompanied by fever, nausea, or vomiting that is not related to another illness
• "First" or "worst" headache, often accompanied by confusion, weakness, double vision, or loss of consciousness
• Headache that worsens over days or weeks or has changed in pattern or behavior.
• Recurring headache in children
• Headache following a head injury
• Headache and a loss of sensation or weakness in any part of the body, which could be a sign of a stroke
• Headache associated with convulsions
• Headache associated with shortness of breath
• Two or more headaches a week

Your health should be a priority. Don't ignore these symptoms just because you're busy with work.

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