TENSION TYPE HEADACHE
This is the commonest form of headache experienced by 70% of males and 90% of females at some time in their lives.
Characteristics: Diffuse, dull, aching, 'band-like' headache, worse on touching the scalp and aggravated by noise; associated with 'tension' but not with other physical symptoms.
Duration: Many hours - days.
Frequency: Infrequent or daily; worse towards the end of the day. May persist over many years. 'Muscular' due to persistent contraction, e.g. clenching teeth, head posture, furrowing of brow. Reassurance
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