Thunderclap headaches are no joke and require medical attention if they persist, explains health and wellness expert Dr Darren Green.
A thunderclap headache, also referred to as a lone acute severe headache, is a headache that is severe and sudden-onset.
It is defined as a severe headache that takes seconds to minutes to reach maximum intensity, Green says.
It comes out so acutely and so suddenly, from a 0 out of 10 pain to a 12 out of 10 pain in a period of 1 to 2 minutes.— Dr Darren Green, general practitioner
Dr Green explains other accompanying symptoms the headache comes with and why it is important to seek medical help.
Thunderclap headaches could be a sign of a 'brain bleed', also known as an aneurysm or brain hemorrhage and could be life-threatening if untreated.
Take a listen to his expert discussion: