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Frontal Headache Causes

Frontal Headache Causes

Frontal headache, though a common occurrence, can be quite a bothersome experience. At times, it may catch the person unawares and can be quite intense, hampering daily activities. Which is why it is essential to know about frontal headache causes and the remedial measures to bring it down.
Marlene Alphonse
Almost everyone, be it an adult or a child, suffers from a headache of varying intensity, at some point of time in life. The headache can be felt as a throbbing sensation on the front of the head, or at the temples, which may radiate towards the back of the head and also the neck. Frontal headache, also referred to as frontal lobe headache, is a kind of headache which may rise on the forehead or temples. The causes of frontal headache in children as well as adults are almost similar.
In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we will highlight the varied causes and treatment methods adopted for a frontal headache.
Causes
What causes frontal lobe headaches? There can be several factors which may give rise to these headaches. Though it is common to experience these headaches, at times, a more serious reason may be causing the same, which is why it is essential to understand the underlying causes. Keeping a note of the duration of the headache will help assess the exact cause of this distressing condition. Listed below are some of the causes of severe frontal headache, some of which may require prompt medical attention.
  • Dehydration is one of the common causes of not only frontal headache but also left frontal lobe headache and right frontal lobe headache. When the body gets dehydrated, the water content decreases, leading the muscles to 'dry up'. Reduced level of water in the cells and muscles can lead to their over functioning, hence giving rise to strain in the body, especially on the forehead. Sometimes this headache is also referred to as dehydration headache.
  • Sinus problems or sinusitis is another culprit when it comes to frontal headaches. Sinusitis may develop due to allergies and common cold, causing inflammation of the sinuses. This can also lead to headaches, which may occur till the infection lasts. Headache can occur within minutes, or after a couple of hours. In some cases, the headache may be persistent and also cause problems to the individual.
  • Undergoing a lot of stress or tension can also trigger frontal headache. This is because, when the body is under a lot of stress the blood vessels dilate, increasing the volume and pressure of the blood flowing through them. The muscles in the neck and head also become tense, which may cause headaches and pain in the frontal lobe.
  • Individuals working in front of the computer for an extended period of time, performing tasks while sitting at a close distance from the computer screen, could put a strain on the eyes and in turn trigger headaches. Other conditions associated with this disorder are eyelid heaviness, redness in the eyes, blurred vision, tired eyes, and dryness in the eyes etc.
  • The formation of tumor in the brain could also be one of the causes. Tumor growth can increase the pressure in the brain and the person may also suffer from fainting or blackout spells. The pain caused due to the tumor may not subside unless it receives medical intervention.
Relieving Frontal Headache
Frontal headache can be quite annoying as the person suffering from them may not be able to perform any other task while in pain. In order to get rid of it, one needs to follow a proper health care regimen.
Drinking plenty of water will help replenish the body and keep it hydrated.

In case of chest congestion, as a result of cold, you can use a vaporizer or take decongestants to clear the air passage.

Taking ample rest is also one of the best ways to relieve stress and bring down a headache.

A regular eye checkup will also prove to be helpful in controlling bouts of headache.

In case the headache is caused due to the presence of tumor, then the health care provider may administer medicines and other treatment options to reduce the size over time, eventually getting rid of the tumor completely.
In case you experience severe frontal headache, and other signs like blackouts, nausea induced vomiting, sweating etc. then consult a health care provider who will not only help diagnose the exact cause of this unbearable pain, but also provide appropriate medication to ease the pain and discomfort.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.