Headaches happen to almost everyone, from time to time, and they are a part of our everyday lives. However, if you suffer from frequent headaches, did you know that one banana per day and a lot of water can help the pain go away?
Although this method is very helpful, there are cases when it doesn't help at all and the pulsating headache remains. This is because there are different types of headaches which vary in the symptoms and the causes behind them. Therefore, there is no universal treatment for all types of headaches and you must first determine from what type of headache you suffer, so that you can get the right treatment.
Sometimes, headaches can occur as a result of dehydration and fatigue, but sometimes, they could indicate something more serious.
According to the distinguished neurologist Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, headaches are often manifested by 'red light warning signals' and it is crucial to know the difference between common headaches and the alarming ones.
Hence, the next time you feel a headache, don't take a pill right away, but wait and check its symptoms.
There are four common types of headaches and if you learn their signals, you can learn to treat them properly.
Also, there are some homemade remedies which can help with each of these 4 types of headaches and you won't need painkillers anymore.
Nearly 38 million people experience migraines in the USA solely. Migraines can affect people from all ages, although they usually occur in people between the ages of 25 and 55.
This type of headache is more complex than the other 3 types as it entails a lot of neurological symptoms, and, what's more, people who suffer from migraines feel an intense, throbbing pain on one side of their head. Only one- third of people who suffer from migraines, experience pain on both sides.
Other symptoms of migraine are nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, sensitivity to light, smell, sound, touch, dizziness, and numbness or tingling sensation in the face.
Treatment: Magnesium, vitamin B12, and omega-3-fatty acids have proven to be highly beneficial in migraine treatment. Also, include foods rich in these nutrients to prevent recurring. According to a study from 2001, aerobic exercises are also very effective in treatment of the pain and prevention of further attacks.
This type of headache is the most usual one and it is manifested through chronic pain around the head, especially in the back of the head and the neck or around the temples. Also, the pain could be radiating below or above the eyes and you can also vomit. According to doctors, this type of headache is usually a result of stress.
Treatment: Peppermint oil and ginger tea are excellent remedy for alleviation of the pain. Apply some peppermint oil along your hairline and the cooling sensation will relax the head and neck muscles, while ginger tea will lower the inflammation.
When you get a sinus inflammation, you may also experience a very painful sinus headache. Usually, it manifests through pressure on the cheeks, forehead, and eyes, and fever.
Treatment:You need to drink as much as fluids as possible. Warm water is excellent for reduction of the inflammation and opening of the sinuses.
Additionally, consume a lot of oranges and other foods rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body to fight off infections and has potent antioxidant properties.
They are more common in women and can be recurring. This headache starts suddenly and can be cyclic in nature. The pain is severe on one side of the head and could case nasal congestion, watery eyes, and a runny nose. The reason behind this headache is still unknown, but it begins as soon as the nerve pathway is activated.
Treatment: Capsaicin cream is recommended for this type of headache as the main ingredient in it-cayenne pepper, will block the nerve pain signals after you apply some of it onto the nostrils.
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