Everyone of us experiences headaches sometimes, some less some more. Headaches are considered to be a common health issue and there can be different types. What’s most important is to discover the cause for the pain in order to treat it successfully.
In some cases you can have a headache as a result of fatigue or dehydration. In worse cases they can be a symptom of something more serious.
Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, a famous neurologist says that headaches can be manifested by so called red light warning signals. To notice the real danger you need to learn all these symptoms and make difference between normal headaches and the signs of a more serious health problem.
If you usually take painkillers when you experience a headache, you may have noticed that they only give an instant effect that doesn’t last long. Also they can have a lot of negative side effects.
Tension headache is considered to be the most common type of a headache. It usually manifests as a result of stress and contracts the muscles of the neck and scalp.
Its signs are a constant pressure of pain at the temples , the neck and the back of the head. Another more serious symptom is a terrible pain below or above the eyes that can even lead to nausea or vomiting.
How to treat it: Drink ginger tea with peppermint oil. The ginger will relieve the inflammation.
A cluster headache is an activated nerve pathway in the base of the brain. These headaches occur in a cycle or in a group and are usually felt over one eye. Women are more prone to this type of headaches than men. The pain is intense and sudden along with watery eyes, rainy nose or nasal congestion.
Treatment: Apply a bit of capsaicin cream to the nostril to create a barrier of the nerve pain signals.
Sinus headaches are caused by an infection and result in pressure on the eyes, forehead and cheeks and intense pain.
Treatment: If you want to get rid of sinus headache you should drink a lot of liquids, especially warm water. This will relieve the inflammation and open the sinuses. Also, you should consume more vitamin C. The application of cold and hot compresses will be helpful as well.
People of all ages are affected by migraines. However, the most prone to them are people between the age of 25 and 55. This is a very complex headache type and it has terrible symptoms: extreme sensitivity to light, smell, sound and touch, nausea, numbness and tingling in the face, vomiting, dizziness and severe, throbbing pain on only one side of the head.
How to treat migraines: Optimize your levels of vitamin B12, magnesium, omega 3-fatty acids. Also try aerobic exercises as they proved to have a far better effect on preventing migraines than migraine medications.