Why you should see the doc about that thunderclap headache

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:


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