by: John Moore
Tips To Help Relieve The Pain
p>About 90% of all headaches are classified as muscle contraction, more commonly known as ‘tension headaches’. These are the problems most of us blame the working, invoices and the arguments.
The pain is typically all over the head. You may feel a dull ache or sense of tightness, and it mostly feels like a tight steel band is wrapped around your head. Not ever yone under stress gets headaches, but millions of people get them time and time again. For them headaches are a cronic problem.
Migra ines have an even uglier reputation than tension headaches. Migraines ar e part of the vascular headache family and most often strike women. About 70% of migraine sufferes are female.Migraines can be crippling, so much so that migraine sufferers lose millions of workdays each year.
Usually m igraines bring severe, throbbing pain to either one side, or both sides of the head. This is often ac companied by nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It can even cause blurred vision, and numbness in the limbs.
Trying To Pr event Them.
I myself have suffered for years with tension headaches, so now I try to head them off before they start. Here’s a few tips :-
Medication-Ta ke It Now.
As soon as I fee l a tension headache coming on, I take a small dose of medication. It’s no use using just a pain killer, you need something that will relax your muscles as well. After all, it’s the tigh t muscles which are causing the pain in the first place, so it makes sense to relax them. If you know what kind of headache you have, your local pharmacy will be able to advise you on the right medication.
Exer cise and has support ed me a great deal. Exercise helps you to releas e stress, so regular exercise and stretching will be real of real benefit. If however you’ve got a sever e headache, don’t exercise, relaxation is what you need.
Many people sleeping heada che off, but too much sleep can actually cause a headache, so don’t overdo it. I little nap should be all you n eed to get rid of a headache.
Peace And Quiet.
Exce ssive sound is common trigger for tension headaches, so try to find a quiet place where you can sit and relax. Practice some deep breathing exerci ses at least three or four times a day, you’ll feel better for it.
Protect Your Eyes.
Brigh t lamp may cause the headac he. Whether it’s from the sun, television, or a computer screen, it lead to eye-strain which can then lead to a headache. So protect your eyes whenever possible, and cut down on screen watching if you can.
Watch Your Caffeine Intake.
If you are a serious coffee and tea direct reduction nker, then try to cut down, the general opinion is that caffeine can be a cause of headaches with certain people.
Don’t Chew Gum.
The repetitive Mastication movement can TakingITGlobal hten muscles in the head especially around the jaw and bring on a tension headache.
Cut Down The Salt
A high intake the salt can raise migra ines in some people.
Foods To Avoid.
Food effects every one differently. Here’s certain foods that may cause a headache for s ome :-
Hot dog & mustard – Contains nitrates which dilates blood vessels, this can lead to head pain.
Chocolate – Contains tyramine, a chief suspe ct in causing headaches.
Nuts & Cheese – These also contain tyramine.
Drinking & Smoking.
We all know the prob lems we get from the two, don’t we ? If you can’t stop either, then cut down. Not only will the health improving, you will save a great deal of lovely cash as well.
Have A Sense Of Humour.
We all take life too a serious, and we place ourselve s under a lot of unecessary pressure. The stresses of modern life will take it’s toll eventually , so lighten up and have some fun before you finish up a wreck !
As a cronic headache sufferer myself, I’ve finally be en able to change my life style and keep my headaches under control. Believe me, I’ve had my fair share of problems.
Thank you to read my column, I hope that you have found i t interesting.
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About The Author
John Moore…Cronic headache sufferer