alexa Tension-type headache in the elderly.
General Science

General Science

Journal of Research and Development

Author(s): Kaniecki RG

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Abstract Tension-type headache is the most common primary headache disorder seen in adults. Although the prevalence peaks in the fourth and fifth decades of life, significant fractions of the elderly continue to experience either episodic or chronic tension-type headaches. Many secondary headache disorders may present with headaches symptomatically compatible with the diagnosis of tension-type headache. Because numerous secondary headache disorders are more likely to be seen in older adults, the diagnosis of tension-type headache requires vigilance for and exclusion of organic disease. Once the diagnosis of tension-type headache is made, numerous nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management options are available to reduce the frequency and severity of episodes. Special dosing considerations must be considered in the elderly. Advancing age is a positive prognostic factor in the remission of episodic and chronic tension-type headaches.
This article was published in Curr Pain Headache Rep and referenced in Journal of Research and Development

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