📩 03/11/2023 14:20
Specialist from Memorial Antalya Hospital Neurology Department. Dr. Özden Yener Çakmak explained what you need to know about cluster headache.
Specialist from Memorial Antalya Hospital Neurology Department. Dr. Özden Yener Çakmak said, “Cluster headache is the most common type of primary headache after migraine and tension-type headache, and its cause is not fully known. Although it can be seen at any age, it occurs more frequently in people aged 20-40 and in men. “Smoking is another risk factor.” he said.
"The cluster appears as periods"
Stating that the pain in cluster headache typically lasts between 15-180 minutes and may recur 1 to 8 times during the day. Dr. Özden Yener Çakmak: "Attacks usually occur in cluster periods lasting weeks or months (often 1-3 months), separated by headache-free periods lasting months or years." said.
Symptoms accompanying pain. Dr. Çakmak listed it as follows: "Bleeding, tearing or stinging sensation in the eye on the same side, congestion in the nose or runny nose on the same side, sweating on the forehead or face on the same side, drooping eyelid on the same side, edema on the face and eye, agitation and restlessness." He listed it as follows.
"It is important to eliminate triggers"
Upset. Dr. Özden Yener Çakmak said, “Treatment steps can be classified as elimination of triggers, attack treatment and long-term protection, that is, prophylactic treatment that prevents attacks. First of all, patients need to reduce or stop the use of triggers such as smoking and alcohol. Exposure to extreme heat and exercise, which may trigger attacks, should be avoided.” shared his knowledge.