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This Is How Headaches Reveal What Is Wrong With Your Health

Ayesha JT Dec 20, 2017
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Headaches are a common ailment and these days especially; with so much stress in our lives, we don’t have time to sit back and relax and try to diagnose the cause. Someone says that their instant reaction to a headache is drinking lots of water and eating bananas. They have many types and an on-point diagnosis of the cause of a headache is nearly impossible as there is no one reason for a headache.

They could indicate a serious underlying problem so they shouldn’t be ignored. In the video below, Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, a neurologist, explains the “red light warning signals” that may accompany certain headaches, and how to differentiate between a temporary headache and something that may be more life-threatening.

So instead of taking a painkiller at the slightest hint of a headache, take your time to observe all the things about a headache. There are four major types of headaches and each one has a different natural remedy included.

1. TENSION HEADACHE

This is the most common kind of a headache. It feels like there is a continuous pressure around the head, especially at the temples and back of the head and neck.

It may feel like a radiating pain above and below your eyes. It’s not so severe so it probably won’t cause nausea vomiting or unconsciousness like a migraine. It could be due to the contraction of the muscles of scalp and neck, which happens in stress.

How to treat it: inflammation is reduced by drinking ginger tea. Adding peppermint oil to the hairline especially around the temples will have relaxed the muscles and ease the pain.

2. MIGRAINE

38 million men, women and children are affected by Migraine in the United States. They occur mostly between the ages of 25 and 55, but it can happen to anyone. A migraine is not just a bad headache. It’s an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms. It includes a severe recurring and intense throbbing pain on one side of the head (in about 1/3 of attacks, both sides are affected), accompanied with other symptoms that can include visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the face. This type of a headache tends to radiate from the top of the face downward.

How to treat it: Vitamin B12 (riboflavin), has been shown to help those who suffer from migraines, as have magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. Include these in your diet daily to avoid migraines. aerobic exercise was found to be as effective at preventing migraines as the preventative migraine medication topiramate in a study. So daily exercise might also prevent migraines.

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