Headache Types Directory

There are many types of headaches. Each has its own symptoms, causes, and treatment. Headaches can be grouped into two major categories: primary and secondary. Primary headaches happen on their own, meaning there is no other medical condition. These headaches are recurrent, may have family history, or have triggers like foods or something your senses pick up. Secondary headaches may be due to other health conditions, medications, infections, or exertion. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on headache types, how to manage them, and much more.

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