With the kind of lifestyle changes that have taken place in the past few years, you’d find every second person having a headache, which is unfortunate. There are many kinds of headaches that can turn from harmless to a matter of concern which should not be ignored. If you, yourself suffer from one or if someone you know continuously suffers from one, go ahead and tell them why they should keep a tab on it.
What could a headache mean?
A headache could mean anything ranging from stress to medical disorders that could make you end up in a very bad place. It can disrupt your day to day functioning causing a lot of trouble at home as well as at work.
What are the causes for headaches?
The International Headache Society (IHS) categorize headaches in two types depending on its causes. The first type is a primary headache that does not have another condition causing the pain. And, secondary headaches that are caused due to underlying conditions.
- Primary headaches
These are stand-alone kind of headaches caused directly by the overactivity of, or problems with the structures in the head that are pain-sensitive like the blood vessels, muscles, and nerves of the head and neck. headaches might also be a result of changes in chemical activity in the brain. Common primary headaches include,
- Cluster headaches
- Tension headaches.
2. Secondary headaches
Secondary headaches are triggered by other underlying conditions stimulating pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Which means that the headache symptoms attribute to another cause. Common secondary headaches include,
- Alcohol-induced hangover
- ‘Brain freeze’ or ice-cream headaches
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Teeth-grinding at night
- Overuse of pain medication, known as rebound headaches
- Panic attacks
- Brain tumor
- Blood clots
- Bleeding in or around the brain
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What is a migraine headache?
As mentioned above, not all headaches are migraines. Even though no particular reason or cause has been identified, it is thought that specific physiologic changes in the brain trigger migraines to occur.
What are the symptoms?
Migraines are associated with sensitivity with,
- pounding/throbbing pain on one side of the head
The aching may be accompanied by:
- blurred vision
- sensory disturbances known as auras
According to the World Health Organization, migraine is the sixth highest cause of days lost due to disability because it can last from a few hours to 2 and 3 days. Migraine is the second most common form of primary headache and can have a significant impact on the life of an individual.
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How to prevent headaches and migraines?
- Maintain regular diet and sleep cycle
- Avoid edibles that cause migraine
- Keep yourself well hydrated
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid stress
As headaches and migraines can be a symptom of serious condition, it is important to seek medical advice if they turn severe, regular, or persistent.
Why Homeopathy for headaches and migraines?
Homeopathy has an excellent scope in the treatment of headaches and migraines because it treats the cause not just the symptoms, over a period of time. Homeopathy treatments are custom made for the condition you are suffering from and not just a general medication. Also, homeopathy is known for having no side effects, which saves you a lot of stress of acquiring a new condition in the quest of getting rid of one. The medicines are made from the extracts of plants, fruits, vegetables or natural minerals. Homeopathy controls the tendency of recurrence because it addresses the underlying imbalance.
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