Headaches are very common. Often the pain is due to another illness and the cause of the pain is not exactly known. Examples include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, and headaches associated with medication.
Headaches, along with back pain, are one of the most common health-related discomforts prevalent in the population. The occurrence of headaches is very variable. More than 90% of all headaches are primary, meaning that the pain itself is the disease and even modern imaging investigations have failed to find a cause for them. The most common examples are tension headaches, migraines, and headaches associate with medication. Cluster headaches are less common.
Tension headaches generally affect the entire head, are weak-to-mildly strong, and are characterized by a pulling or pushing sensation. They can last up to a week and physical activity will not make them worse. Migraines on the other hand typically are on one side, pulsating, intense, and are made worse by activity. Additionally, they can be accompanied by nausea and impaired vision and sense of touch (see separate article on migraine). Cluster headaches are intense attacks on one side and usually occur during sleep and can be accompanied by a red, tearing eye.
Because the cause of primary headaches is unknown, treatment tends to be aimed at alleviating the headache with painkillers. Therapy with oxygen is advisable for cluster headaches. Generally, known triggers for headaches should be avoided or diminished with medication.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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