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.
Migraine With Aura: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
You know a migraine is coming because you feel strange. Learn more about what causes these symptoms and the headache, and what you can do about them.
Headaches: Low-Pressure and High-Pressure Pain
Changing pressure on your brain from too much fluid -- or too little -- can lead to headaches. We take a look at high- and low-pressure headaches, how to tell the difference, and what you can do about them.
Ocular Migraines: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of ocular migraine -- a type of migraine that can cause temporary vision loss.
What Are Silent Migraines?
A silent migraine can have symptoms of any phase of a migraine -- but without the classic pain around your temples. Learn more about them and what you can do.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Types of Headaches
Tension? Migraine? Cluster? Find out more about the different kinds of headaches.
Slideshow: Ditch These 12 Hangover Myths Now
WebMD helps you separate myth from fact as we examine popular hangover avoidance techniques, morning-after remedies, and other widely held hangover beliefs.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches
Learn about the many different symptoms, triggers, and treatments for these severe headaches. Pictures show the visual problems (aura) and brain structures affected.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Headaches?
Have a headache? Take this quiz to see if you know headache symptoms, treatments, and how to tell the difference between migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches.
Headache Quiz: Migraine Myths, Facts & Treatment
Have a headache? Take this quiz to see how much you know about migraines and how you can ease the pain with migraine treatment.