Headache is one of the most frequent of human discomforts. In today’s life headache is a regular feature. Most of the times a headache is more of a nagging nuisance than an indicator of a serious problem. But, in some cases the headache does warrant more serious attention as it can be the indicator of some significant problem.
Types of Headache
Migraine is not just a bad headache. In fact, some people get migraine without any headache at all! The cause of migraine is still a mystery. The research to date seems to indicate that migraine is a neurological disease based on an inherited genetic abnormality.
Headache causes, types and treatments can get confusing. Migraine is often misdiagnosed as sinus headache, for example. A sinus headache from sinusitis happens when you get an infection and your sinuses become inflamed. You usually have other symptoms such as congestion, fever and fatigue.
Clusters are another different type of headache that may not always be a headache. Rarer than migraine, and more painful, clusters usually attack men. The cause of clusters is also somewhat of a mystery. Now research, however, is giving us clues that may crack the cluster code and provide relief. Cluster headaches may be related to the sinuses, the nervous system, and serotonin.
Symptoms of Headache
Following are the major headache symptoms:
Aches and tightness around head, behind the eyes, and neck
Depression or excitation
Blurring of visions
Confusion of ideas
Causes of Headache
Following are the major headache causes:
Due to allergy
Emotional stress and tension
Eye strain and poor eyesight
Due to high blood pressure or low blood sugar
Constipation or dehydration
Exposure to cold temperatures
How to prevent headaches
To prevent tension headaches avoid poor posture and eyestrain.
Keep an eye on foods and beverages that cause you headaches.
Oversleeping should be avoided in migraine headaches.
Relaxation and regular exercise can help prevent headaches.
Home Remedies for Headache
Apples are valuable in curing all types of headaches. After removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion of a ripe apple, it should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach in such cases. This should be continued for about a week.
The flowers of henna have been found valuable in curing headaches caused by hot sun. The flowers should be rubbed in vinegar and applied over the forehead. This remedy will soon provide relief.
Cinnamon is useful in headaches caused by exposure to cold air. A fine paste of this spice should be prepared by mixing it with water and it should be applied over the temples and forehead to obtain relief.
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