How to Prevent Headaches and Help Yourself
There are many reasons for headaches, these are the most common:
Heat, strong perfumes or other pleasant or unpleasant aromatic compounds, hair accessories ,doing exercises, wrong position of your body, consuming red wine, skipping meals , cigarettes, caffeine, dehydration stress and many others.
Most people have headaches. They can occur from variety of reasons. It’s good to now to recognize the reason why it’s happening and how to make it stop.
How to Prevent Headaches
Headaches can be permanent or occasional, rear or often,localized on one part of the head or whole head. Luckily 90% of the headaches are symptom of a mild disorder that can easily be treated with painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen.
Others 10 % can be very dangerous especially if there are complications like nausea vomiting nausea,high fever, trouble seeing, walking, talking, weakness in some parts of your body in which cases you have to go to a doctor.
Headaches most happens between 25-65 years of life more often at women and those people whose profession it’s in closed offices where they sit during work time. Increased concentration and psychological effort.
Tan to much sitting in front of a computer watching television hunger chronical tiredness sleep disorder can also cause a headache.
Headaches can be primary and secondary
Primary headaches are most unknown etiology. Like, tension headache –the pain is behind the head and neck felling a pressure with no nausea.
They go away spontaneous with or without a use of a painkillers. Migraine –the pain is strong with nausea and vomiting photophobia.
It can last around 72 hours where it’s recommended peace and quiet in a dark room. Cluster headache-they are rare but unbearable.
The pain is very strong and it comes in attacks 1-2 times a day and they call last 90 minutes,characteristic about them is that they show up in a same period of the day.
Secondary headaches have people with some serious illness like brain tumor meningitis brain hemorrhage aneurysm high blood pressure in which cases emergency treatment it’s necessary
In those cases where the headache is not going away with pain killers there are some things you can do to help yourself.
First of all drink a lot of water. About 60-70% of our body mass is water if we don’t drink enough we will dehydrate and get a headache. It’s better to drink a room temperature water instead a cold one.
Careful with consuming caffeine because it can have e a reverse effect. Caffeine blocks adenosine that is elevated in our bloodstream during headache and so helps at first, but daily use of caffeine can make us dependent if it’s more than 2 cups of a coffee a day because our blood vessels are dilated than.
If we restrict the use of caffeine our vessels are going to be constrict causing a headache.
You can sit or lie down in a dark room turn off the light. If you lay down make sure that the position is comfortable on the body and the head and neck.
Any unpleasant position can make your headache worse, breath slowly, while breathing massage your head neck and shoulders or put on your forehead a cold towel.
Also helpful is listening to a relaxing music in your bedroom which only use to sleep and rest. Do yoga-yoga may helps for balancing your body and mind improve flexibility aromatherapy- essentials oils can help improve your mood and reduce the need of a painkillers [eucalyptus lavender peppermint oils are some recommended].
You can try with other alternatives like homemade remedies:
- apply a bag of frozen vegetables (cold compress)
- Drink fish oil – omega 3 acids reduce several conditions in our body and may help reducing the pain
- Consume herbs – fever few and butter bur this can help reduce pain nausea and sensitivity to a light or noise
Eat healthy-cucumbers, celery, green peppers, cabbage, watermelon, spinach, oranges can also help your headaches.
Try to avoid stressful situations stop smoking and drinking.
Keep a diary of your headaches. That way a doctor can help you more knowing how often are they, are they localized how long they last and how many painkillers do you take.