HOW CAN I TREAT HEADACHE?
Did you know that approximately one out of every six people suffers from aggravating pain in their heads. At the time of this writing, eight million people visit their primary care doctor with complaints of a headache. That means, roughly 4
million individuals report having chronic migraines; some occurring daily.
It isn't difficult to understand how a throbbing head reduces the quality of life and productivity in a person's life and work-life balance is disturbed.
Common Causes of Headaches:
Headaches can be complex and multi-factoral and hence caused by a variety of triggers. Some of the most common causes of a headache are:
1. Stress and Tension in the muscles - Stress and tension headaches are very common and is something that people don't always deal with well.
Unfortunately, being overwhelmed by anxiety in reaction to personal problems, financial concerns, health complications, or other worries is believed to be one of the most significant causes of headaches in today's world. These can lead to the muscles in your body tensing up, compressing the blood supply and causing foggy head and tiredness as well as pain in the neck and shoulders.
2. Allergies - Headaches may also get caused when exposed to allergens like pet dander, certain foods, pollen, smoke, ragweed, and other antigens. Sufferers may also experience difficulty breathing and sinus problems associated with face pain.
3. Alcohol Consumption - They don't call it 'the morning after' for no reason. Alcohol Use Disorders including binge drinking, long-term use, and overconsumption are harmful to your health and often result in hangovers and headaches. These headaches get caused because blood vessels dilate in response to the chemical being present in your bloodstream.
4. Eye strain headache: eye strain headaches are rarely associated with vomiting or nausea but the pain is usually located behind or around your eyes. The area might feel sore or tired.
5. Blood pressure headache: hypertension appears to cause a headache. This occurs when blood pressure soars to 180/120 mm/Hg or higher.
6. Vitamin deficiency: recent studies have also shown a possible link between the vitamin D deficiency and headaches..
For people who suffer from recurring or crippling headaches, the answer may not be as simple as taking a couple of pain relievers when a flare-up occurs. It is always worth consulting with your Primary Care Physician to discuss your symptoms. He or she can then chart a course to discover what the cause of the headaches is, as well as determine a comprehensive treatment regime.
🎈Once the source gets identified, this gives you the information you need to modify your lifestyle. For instance, if you find you have allergies that cause headaches, you can change your lifestyle to eliminate or avoid the things that trigger pain and discomfort.
Holistic treatments such as herbal teas, using essential oils, steam treatments, massage therapy, and acupuncture may also prove helpful in getting rid of headaches that result from any reason including allergies, sinusitis, stress, tension, and alcohol consumption.
Resting and sleep may also help combat the
pain and pressure that a headache causes.
Physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and sports massage therapy can all be useful for treating headaches by looking closely at the neck mechanics to see if there is any restriction in the vertebrae or any muscle tension.
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