Headache attributed to hypothyroidism

Authors

  • Marise de Farias Lima Carvalho Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Lucio Vilar Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Anderson Henrique Ferreira Carvalho Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Josian Medeiros Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Caio Max Félix Mendonça Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Barbara Guiomar Sales Gomes Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Eliabe Alves Lyra Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Paulo Ranieri Araújo Moraes Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Anúzia Albuquerque Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Marcelo Moraes Valença Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2010.11

Keywords:

Hypothyroidism, headache, diagnostic criteria, treatment

Abstract

Headache and hypothyroidism are clinical conditions that cause major impact in the quality of life. It is well known that hypothyroidism and headache are both more frequent in women. Hypothyroidism is a common disease clinically recognized as a complex syndrome with signs and symptoms affecting most if not all parts of the body. Headache is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism, estimated to occur in about one third of the patients. In the ICHD 2nd edition (2004), the headache attributed to hypothyroidism (HAH, 10.4) was included in the group of secondary headaches and it was described as bilateral, non pulsatile and continuous and must be present in patients with clear diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Moreover, the treatment of
hypothyroidism is supposed to relieve or lead do complete resolution of this type of headache. We reviewed the literature regarding the prevalence of headache in hypothyroid patients, its characteristics considering the criteria of ICHD II, and possible differences between the group with headache and the group without headache.

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Published

2010-06-30

How to Cite

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Carvalho M de FL, Vilar L, Carvalho AHF, Medeiros J, Mendonça CMF, Gomes BGS, Lyra EA, Moraes PRA, Albuquerque A, Valença MM. Headache attributed to hypothyroidism. Headache Med [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];1(2):41-5. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/47

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