Learn How Serious Your Headaches Really Are

Some headaches can be signs of a stroke, an aneurysm, a brain tumor, or bleeding in the brain.

In rare cases, they can even mean your arteries and veins aren't connected properly. So if you get any of the following headaches, contact a doctor immediately.
Some headaches can be signs of a stroke, an aneurysm, a brain tumor, or bleeding in the brain.

If a headache is sudden and unbearable, it's a "thunderclap headache."

They're usually at their worst after 60 seconds and are often a sign of bleeding in the brain.
If a headache is sudden and unbearable, it's a

Watch out if you get a headache after exercise or sex.

These might be symptoms of a brain tumor or an aneurysm.
Watch out if you get a headache after exercise or sex.

A serious headache can also slur your speech or blur your vision.

They may also cause balancing troubles, confusion or memory loss, which are also signs of a stroke.
A serious headache can also slur your speech or blur your vision.

Be careful if you can describe what you're having as "the worst ever" headache.

Even if headaches are common for you, an extreme one needs medical attention.
Be careful if you can describe what you're having as

It's also a bad sign if you start getting headaches when you're over 55.

If you've never had headaches before or are getting different headaches than you're used to, talk to a doctor.
It's also a bad sign if you start getting headaches when you're over 55.

And it's also bad news if you get one after a head injury.

It's a likely a concussion, which can lead to brain damage if you don't get treatment.
And it's also bad news if you get one after a head injury.