What are some possible causes for constant chronic daily headaches?


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Causes of nonprimary chronic daily headaches include conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, very high or very low intracranial pressure, inflammation of the brain's blood vessels, and infections such as meningitis, according to Mayo Clinic. Causes of primary chronic daily headaches are unknown as of 2015.

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Persistent headaches that last longer than two weeks in a given month and for no less than 12 weeks are chronic daily headaches, explains Mayo Clinic. Types of chronic daily headaches include the chronic tension-type headache, the chronic migraine, the new daily persistent headache and the hemicrania continua. Although occasional headaches are usual, those that are sudden, intense, follow a head trauma and worsen despite treatment require immediate medical attention.

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