Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Alkadem, Wissam F. Hassan, Duraid H. Abid


The Association Between Headache and Hypertension InBaquba Teaching Hospital-Iraq.

Wissam F. Hassan, Duraid H. Abid Alkadem

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 6890-6894

Introduction: Tension-type of headache is the commonest form of headache.
According to the current International Classification of Disorder of
Headache.Hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure is elevated more than
140 mmHg (systolic) over 90 mmHg (diastolic). Headache in general is considered
a symptom of hypertension although there is no association of tension headache
and mildly elevated blood pressure.
Patients and Methods:This study is conducted in the out-patient clinic of
otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Neuro- medicine department in
Baqubah Teaching Hospital in Diyala over a period from July 2018 to November
2019. 116 patients of different age groups were studied randomly.
Results:The results showed that of the total number of 116 cases , 96 patients
(82.7%) was normal ,20 patients (17.3%) was hypertensive and complaining of
tension headache.
Conclusion: Based on the results in this study, we found that there is no
relationship between the complaint of tension headache and hypertension based on
moderate to severe phases in patients attending otolaryngology and neuro-medicine
consulting clinics in Baquba Teaching Hospital for patients with tension headache.