Treat your headaches now and know it’s symptoms and causes.

What is Headaches?

A headache is one of the most basic forms of pain in the body. It is a pain in any part of the head or neck. Usual headaches can actually affect both relationships and employment.

There is also a huge risk of depression in those people who are suffering from severe headaches. Not all of the headaches needs an attention of physicians.

Different Kinds of Headaches

Most headaches are not the result of any serious illness, but some may actually result from a life-threatening condition which needs the care of an emergency. Some Primary

Headaches can actually be triggered by lifestyle factors such as:

  • Skipped meals
  • Alcohol, specifically red wine
  • Certain foods just like processed meats that have nitrates
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Stress

A Secondary Headache is a symptom of a disease that has the ability to activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head.

Here is the list of the sources of a secondary headache:

  • Severe sinusitis
  • Arterial tears
  • Blood cloth within the brain; separate from Stroke
  • A brain aneurysm, which is a bulge in an artery in your brain
  • Brain AVM, which is an abnormal formation of brain blood vessels, they are both cancerous and non-cancerous
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Concussion
  • Dehydration
  • Dental problems
  • Ear infection, particularly the middle ear
  • Encephalitis, which is a brain inflammation
  • Giant cell arteritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the arteries
  • Glaucoma
  • Hangovers
  • Influenza or flu
  • Intracranial hematoma, which is blood vessels that rupture in the brain
  • Medications to treat other health issues
  • Meningitis
  • Monosodium glutamate or MSG
  • Overuse of painkillers
  • Panic attacks and panic disorders
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Pressure from tight-fitting headgear just like helmet or goggles
  • Pseudotumor cerebri which is the increased pressure in the skull
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia which is the disruption of the nerve connecting the face and brain

How to treat Tension Headaches?

1. Cognitive behavioral therapy which is a talk therapy that can actually help you in recognizing the circumstances that lead to your stress, as well as anxiety and tension.
2. Taking a hot bath or shower in order to relax tense muscles.
3. Improving your posture.
4. Applying a heating pad or ice pack to your head for at least 5 to 10 minutes several times a day.
5. Seek a help from your doctor. Tests used to check for other conditions may include:
CT Scan, which is an imaging test that uses X-rays in order to take pictures of your internal organs.
MRI, which is an imaging test that uses magnetic fields in order to examine your soft tissues.
6. Taking usual computer breaks in order to prevent the strain on the eyes.
7. Biofeedback, which is a relaxation method that teaches you on how to manage pain and stress.

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