Head | Neurology | Headache and Confusion (Symptom)
Headache and Confusion: Description
A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious causes of headaches are very rare. Most people with headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and sometimes by taking medications. However, in more serious cases headaches may be accompanied by confusion.
Headache and Confusion: Causes
Such symptom may be caused by: a brain tumour, brain injury after trauma, epidural hematoma (bleeding outside the brain), hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, usually due to a viral infection, meningitis (infection of the brain spine), the presence of a pseudo tumour cerebri (high pressure in the brain), subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding brain), hypertensive emergency (emergency blood pressure) that references to severe blood pressure elevation with acute organ damage the nervous system. Due to the complexity of causes, it is important to consult a specialist earliest possible.