Severe Headaches Can Also Attack the Face, Watch Out This Is Dangerous!


Some people experience headache in the front area. Because it is considered a normal headache, this headache is allowed to go on for a long time. One possible cause is trigeminal neuralgia. Is it dangerous?

Neurosurgery specialist, Dr Mustaqim Prasetya, SpBS, FINPS, explained trigeminal neuralgia is pain on one side of the face, can be right or left due to blood vessels attached to the trigeminal nerve causing stiffness and nerve injury and pain. This disease can be suffered by the age of 18 to 30 years, or the elderly over 80 years.

This intermittent pain is triggered by daily activities that should not cause pain. Such as talking, chewing, brushing your teeth, exposed to cold weather or exposure to air conditioning, washing your face, to wearing make-up.

“Trigeminal neuralgia is one of the most painful conditions that humankind may experience. There are patient complaints, zero to 10 how much does it hurt? Some say it’s level 16. It’s like an exaggeration, but it’s really painful,” he said in an online discussion, Wednesday (13/10). /2021).

Triggered by stress, anxious about work with heavy pressure

In some cases, trigeminal neuralgia is triggered by a history of autoimmunity, congenital vascular disorders or postpartum disorders stroke. However, there are also many cases where this condition is triggered by psychological factors such as: stress, a lot of thoughts, and excess euphoria.

“Stressful, lots of thoughts, euphoria. Why? Because it’s too euphoric, stressful, blood pressure increases then pulse increases. It also causes blood vessels to pound on nerves more strongly. Not the old case, but new stimulation,” explained Dr. Mustaqim.

“Another trigger factor is typical personality. There are people who are very sensitive, very easily worried, easy to think a lot, baperan, blood pressure (tension) easily rises,” he added.

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