One of the most common health issues are headaches, and they can be of various types. You should find out the trigger of the pain in order to treat it.
In some cases headaches are a result of dehydration and fatigue, but they also might be a symptom of some more serious health issues.
Headaches can often be manifested by “red light warning signals”, so in order to spot the real danger, you need to learn these symptoms and distinguish between common headaches and the signs of a health problem, according to Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, a famous neurologist.
Painkillers offer only temporary effects but as well they have long list of side-effects.
Here we will reveal the 4 most common headache types, and the natural ways to relieve them:
It is the most common headache type, believed to be a result of stress that contracts the muscles of the scalp and neck.
This type of headache manifested by a constant pressure or pain at the temples, or in the back of the head and the neck. Also you might experience a radiating pain above or below the eyes which leads to vomiting and nausea.
Treatment: Prepare mixture with peppermint oil and ginger tea to relieve tension headaches and add some peppermint oil to the hairline to soothe the head and neck muscles, while the ginger tea will relieve the inflammation.
Women are more prone to this type of headaches, which are felt over one eye, and occur in a cycle or in a group. The pain sudden and intense, often accompanied by a nasal congestion, a watery eye or a rainy nose.
Cluster headache is an activated nerve pathway in the base of the brain.
Treatment: You should 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 lead to intense pain and pressure on the cheeks, eyes and forehead, and a fever.
Treatment: You should consume lots of liquids, as well as warm water, which relieves the inflammation and opens the sinuses.
You eat oranges, and foods high in vitamin C, as it is rich in antioxidants and fights infections, fresh ginger, due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and soups. Also application of cold and hot compresses will be of great help.
It affect people of all ages, but the most prone include the ones between the age of 25 and 55.
This is a complicated headache type, manifested by intense, severe, throbbing pain on only one side of the head, as well as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, visual disturbances, numbness and tingling in the face, extreme sensitivity to light, smell, touch, and sound.
Symptoms like this radiate from the top of the head descending.
Treatment: You need optimize your levels of , omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin B12 (riboflavin), and try aerobic exercise, as scientists have found that it can provide better effects in preventing migraine attacks than the preventative migraine medication topiramate.