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Worst Headache of Your Life (cont.)

Worst Headache of Your Life Causes

There are many types and causes of headaches. Some of them include:

  • Tension headaches

  • Migraine headaches

  • Meningitis or an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord

  • Tumors

  • Temporal or giant cell arteritis, an inflammation or swelling of blood vessels in the head

  • Head injury with or without bleeding within the skull

  • Exposure to certain toxic substances, such as carbon monoxide (this exposure tends to occur in the winter months because of defective heating systems and may affect an entire family)

  • Aneurysm in the brain

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

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