Posted on May 25, 2009 | Comments 0
Headache pain can be a life changing condition. It can stop you in your tracks and you won’t be able to think of anything else. There are different types of headaches.
Headaches that form in just one side of your head are called cluster headaches.
If you are hurting around the eyes and nose area you may have a sinus headache.
A headache that lasts several days, make your eyes sensitive to light, and your stomach queasy could be a migraine.
Sometimes when a headache won’t go away you will have to consult a physician. At other times you will be able to handle it yourself at home. Over the counter medications and other preventive care will help.
Lack of Sleep
Sleepless nights can really affect the way you feel. These can be a trigger for a headache. Staying up late at night even though you will be sleeping during the day can still cause a headache.
Sticking to a sleep schedule can help. You will need to get plenty of sleep. Getting at least eight hours of good night sleep a night would be beneficial to you. Lack of sleep seems to alert something in your brain that brings on a headache.
Dealing with Stress
Stress can be a major cause of a headache. Life’s fast moving pace can really take a toll on your health. There are things you can do to get the stress out of your life. Relaxation exercises are a good thing to do on a daily basis.
After a couple of minutes of doing these you will feel refreshed. All you have to do is close your eyes and tell your body to relax.
Start relaxing your head, and then start relaxing your body, one finger, and toe at a time until you feel sort of limp. You will be amazed at the peaceful feeling that will come over you.
You will need to be careful about smoking, drinking, and using caffeine because all of these can make a headache start. Avoid strong perfumes, detergents, household cleaners, and the isles they are in, at the store.
These isles have very strong odors from all the cleaners and detergents that line the shelves. Strong odors can give you a bad headache.
If you are someone that can get a headache from dog or cat hair then you will need to avoid these animals, or take medications to prevent headache symptoms from starting.
Headaches can also be caused from the lack of a balanced healthy diet. You should always try to avoid skipping any meals. If certain foods you eat seem to bring on your headaches, they should always be avoided.
Some foods are thought to start a headache. These foods include those that have MSG (monosodium glutamate) in them. Make sure you read all the labels of the foods you buy to see if they contain MSG.
Trying to maintain a lifestyle that prevents headaches may seem painstaking but it will be well worth it to you.
Posted in: Nervous System Disorders