London [England], Sept. 15 (ANI
): As per a recent analysis, constant headaches are being ignored by sufferers despite being aware of the fact that they are a common indicator of brain tumors.
Often headaches are treated with painkillers, even though there could be the other underlying causes.
A dull persistent pain can be caused by increased pressure in the head due to the existence of a brain tumor.
Professor Robert Martuza said, "This is usually a new headache that you've never had before, and it's more of a dull ache," reports The Independence.
The pain is slow and persistent and grows as the tumor gets bigger and pressure starts to build within the head.
If a tumor is present, the headache
s are likely to be more intense in the morning or at night due to an increase in pressure in the brain when you sleep.
The analysis comes as a parliamentary report has claimed that brain tumor
patients have been failed for decades. (ANI