Headaches can be dull and throbbing, sharp and pinpointed, and can last for a few minutes or a few days. There are three main types of headaches: tension, migraine and cluster headaches. Each may have its own causes and different symptoms. Migraine headaches differ from tension headaches in that the pain is usually restricted to one side of the head, and may be described as throbbing, moderate to severe pain.
- Women tend to have two cluster headache development peaks in their lifetime, in their teens and 40s.
- Men, on the other hand, usually have only a single headache development peak, in their 20s.
- Both men and women have an average of three cluster headaches per day. Women, however, experience shorter periods of head pain than men.