Headache overview

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Headache disorders

Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. Characterised by recurrent headaches, these can be painful and disabling to sufferers.1

Primary headache disorders may be due to migraine, tension-type headache or cluster headache. These are usually not due to an underlying disease or cause. Secondary headaches on the other hand occur due to the presence of a primary cause. Examples would be sinus infections, a concussion, dehydration, ear infections, high blood pressure and even medication-over use.2

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Headaches impact all facets of our life

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People who experience headaches not only suffer the physical pain but it also leads to a poorer quality of life and if severe or frequent, can exert a financial cost. Their family life, social life and employment may be affected especially when dealing with chronic headaches. 2

According to the latest Global Pain Index survey conducted in 2020, 34% of the world’s population are in pain every day. Pain impacts the quality of life of many. 72% say pain decreases their quality of life. Globally, 4 in 5 of all workers admit they are less focused or less productive when in pain.3

Meet Brody

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Brody is a young executive working his way up the corporate ladder. With long workdays and tight deadlines, it’s not surprising he sometimes suffers from headaches. He’s seen his doctor about it and was glad to hear that these were nothing more serious than tension type headaches, though it impacts his life and work at times.

Brody needs something that works fast to relieve his headaches when he gets them. He also wants something gentle for his stomach, as regular meal times aren’t part of his lifestyle.

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Understanding headaches and migraine

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Learn about the causes and triggers of headaches

Discover the causes and triggers for the more common types of primary headache disorders – tension-type headache and migraines.


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How do they present?

Find out the signs and symptoms of tension-type headache and migraine. Learn to differentiate them and learn about “red flag” symptoms that indicate a referral to a doctor.

Signs and symptoms

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What can you recommend to your patients for pain relief from their headaches?

Find out more about both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for tension-type headache and migraine.


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Paracetamol chemical structure


Paracetamol or acetaminophen is one of the most used analgesic and antipyretic over-the-counter drugs globally.4

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In-depth information on migraine and its management

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