Surprising Headache Cures

Surprising Headache Cures

Headaches can be quite a bothersome issue when it hits you often. It can prevent you from doing your job or enjoying your leisure time. Many will try to treat their headaches primarily by using over-the-counter medication. But there are also some available alternatives that may help ease the pain brought about by headaches. Here are the more surprising ones.AcupunctureIt is an ancient practice of Chinese medicine and considered as alternative form of treatment. When it comes to headaches, acupun…

Surprising Facts About Headaches

Surprising Facts About Headaches

Headaches come and go and affect almost anyone on slightly different degrees. It can get quite serious enough for some that it might already be affecting their quality of life. Here are some surprising facts about headaches that you might not know about.Perfumes and other highly scented products may cause headaches.Although scented products may appeal to your sense of smell, they might also be causing headaches. Perfumes and other scents seem to activate some nerve cells in your nose that may so…

Migraine Triggering Foods

Migraine Triggering Foods

Migraine is a common problem among many people today. It seems to affect more women than men according to studies. If not checked, frequent migraines can seriously affect one’s life. And it seems that there are some foods that might trigger them.Citrus FruitsAlthough this might not affect all people, citrus fruits can sometimes trigger nasty headaches in people. Researchers believe that this is due to the fact that some people may have certain enzyme deficiencies needed to neutralize the amines …

Genetics in Primary Headaches

Genetics in Primary Headaches

Headaches seem to be a common occurrence among people and can be caused by various triggers. But certain studies have shown that gender and heredity may have a role in some forms of headaches. Many severe forms of headaches such as migraines and cluster can cause quite a life changing experience for those who suffer from it. Even the lesser ones such as tension headaches can cause problems for many people. Although there are still a lot that experts need to know about severe forms of headaches a…

Understanding Migraines

Understanding Migraines

Migraines are headaches so intensely painful that you are unable to function and make you wish you could just shut the whole world out. Migraines are so painful you’d want to take an entire bottle of pain killers. It is reported that 17% of females and 6% of men are afflicted by migraines. Signs and symptomsBefore migraine sets in, you may feel a sensation of tingling in your hands and/or feet. You may also experience visual disruptions such as flashes of light or blind spots. Some people with m…

What Is a Thunderclap Headache?

What Is a Thunderclap Headache?

A thunderclap headache is a type of headache that comes suddenly and usually severe. Just like its name suggests, the headache comes quickly without any warning and can last for a minute or so and then fades away over several hours. Some of the thunderclap headaches can also last for more than a week. Some medical experts consider a thunderclap headache as sign of a serious medical emergency. Immediate medical attention is usually recommended. Causes of thunderclapA thunderclap headache can sudd…

Understanding Cluster Headaches

Understanding Cluster Headaches

Cephalalgia, more commonly known as headache, is a condition characterized by pain and discomfort in the head or nape area. It is the most common local pain complaint and is said to be caused by tension, migraine, eye strain, dehydration, low blood sugar, and sinusitis. While we all know that headaches are fairly common, there are also facts about headaches that are relatively foreign to most of us. One of which is the fact that headaches aren’t merely generalized as headaches, rather, is catego…

Dealing with Tension Headache

Dealing with Tension Headache

Stress is the feeling that is created when we react too much to life’s pressures and demands. The more we let things bug us too much, the more we make ourselves susceptible to stress. Although stress can be either bad or good, it almost always leans toward the latter. Stress can bring us many effects, most of which are not good for our health and well-being. Among the physical effects of stress which cannot be undermined is headache. Tension headache is the type of headache that happens repeated…

Botox Could Cure Migraine

Botox Could Cure Migraine

There is a possibility that Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, can cure chronic migraine, which is a neurological syndrome affecting women more than men. A neurotoxin protein in itself, it is a highly dangerous protein secreted by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum.¬†Though popularly known more as a cosmetic enhancer, Botox can treat other several ailments and disorders, namely, cervical dystonia, muscle spasm, excessive sweating, and even in treating wounds. As it is lethal, small doses ar…

Fighting Food Related Headaches

Fighting Food Related Headaches

According to medical studies, headaches are the leading cause of absence of work, with researchers estimated 30 million workdays lost each year due tot he problem. Headaches, a simple disease as it may seem, can lead to change a person’s outlook in his or her daily activities because of the dread of the next headache attack. Some experience headache on a daily basis, making themselves dependent to a lot of pain-relieving medicine.The common potential headache triggers that people know are stress…