Self-Diagnosis & Headaches: Why You Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

By Annette GallagherSeptember 13, 2016No Comments

Experiencing headache pain can disrupt your day-to-day activities and take precious time out of your life that you just can’t get back. Many people try to self-diagnose the cause of their headache pain.

Headaches are serious business and trying to diagnose the problem yourself – particularly with potentially erroneous online information – can lead to a host of other problems, especially if you have other health conditions of which you are not aware.

State of Denial

Individuals who have health problems may be in a state of denial when it comes to how severe some of their symptoms really are. Not wanting to admit that you may have a problem can spell disaster if you are unaware of what is truly happening in your body and it goes untreated.

Denying potential health problems will only prolong the headache pain.Receiving an accurate headache diagnosis is important because it helps you to understand what is really going on in your body.

Inability to Recognize Potential Links between Symptoms

Many people do not realize the connection between certain symptoms and how they relate to other illnesses or health conditions. One example is that a severe headache can be caused by extremely high blood pressure. When the blood pressure is high enough to cause a headache, it is important to see a doctor to, not only receive a headache diagnosis, but also to control the high blood pressure.

Aren’t Aware of all the Symptoms Associated with a Particular Condition

If you don’t have proper medical training, you will likely be unaware of symptoms that are associated with certain health conditions. When headaches recur frequently or fluctuate in severity, there may be more to the situation than you realize.

An accurate headache diagnosis can provide the doctor with the information they need to help eliminate your headache pain, as well as offer clues as to other potential health problems that also need to be addressed.

Underestimate the Seriousness of the Problem

Diagnosing a headache on your own can lead to potential problems, as underestimating the seriousness of the condition may leave you vulnerable to other potential health issues that could be much more severe.

Unless you know what is causing the headache and what other symptoms are associated with it, you may be overlooking serious health issues in other areas of your body.

New Jersey Headache Institute

Instead of risking your health by trying to diagnose the cause of your headache pain on your own, you can receive an accurate headache diagnosis when you visit New Jersey Headache Institute. A headache doctor will go over your symptoms and help your uncover the root of your problem.

We will address the issue at its cause and help you get back on the road to living a productive, pain free life. Please contact us today.