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Here's How Headaches Reveal Health Problems (And How To Treat Them Naturally)

Here's How Headaches Reveal Health Problems (And How To Treat Them Naturally)

Everyone can have a headache. This can be manifested in different ways, and therefore, when people suffer from symptoms of headaches, they have trouble knowing their origin. As a result, common treatments may not apply to many of them. Headaches can be caused by many reasons such as fatigue or dehydration, but they can often indicate a more serious health problem.

Dr. Sakib Qureshi, a famous neurologist explains that headaches can often manifest as "red light warning signals" and therefore, you must learn to differentiate the common headache and those who can be a alarming sign.

Headaches Reveal Health

There are 4 types of most common headaches, they all indicate something about our body. If you learn the signals, you will learn how to treat headaches effectively.

In addition, instead of taking painkillers that offer only temporary effects, here are some natural alternatives that will reduce the pain more effectively.

Sinus headache

In the case of sinus inflammation, you may experience a sinus headache that causes intense pain. These headaches are the result of an infection and can cause pressure on the cheeks, eyes and forehead, swelling of the face, runny nose and fever.

Treatment: consume as much fluid as possible. Especially hot water because it effectively reduces inflammation and opens the sinuses.

In addition, eat oranges, foods rich in vitamin C or drink green tea with lemon, because vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and help the body fight infections.

You can also reduce the pain by eating fresh ginger because it has powerful anti-inflammatory and painkiller properties.

Tension headache

This is the most common type of headache that is manifested by constant pressure or pain around the head, mainly at the back of the head and neck, or at the temples.

In addition, it can also cause radiating pain above or below the eye area. Often this can lead to nausea or vomiting. Generally, it is the result of stress that leads to contraction of the muscles of the neck and head.

Treatment: Massage painful areas with a little peppermint oil to induce a cooling sensation and relax the muscles of the head and neck.

A clinical study in 1996 showed that application of peppermint externally could alleviate headache due to tension. Circular massage with ethanol solution containing 10% peppermint essential oil is effective in relieving headaches, in the same way as a 1000 mg dose of acetaminophen.

Cluster headache

The cluster headache can appear on one eye, and it mainly affects women. It's often recurrent. It suddenly appears and leads to intense pain on one side of the head. For example, you may experience nasal congestion, a watery eye, or a runny nose. Its cause can not be specified, but it occurs as soon as certain nerve pathways are activated at the base of the brain.

Treatment: Capsaicin, a chemical compound found in Cayenne pepper is effective in relieving this kind of headache. A small amount of it applied into the nostrils will cause a barrier to the signals of nerve pain.

Migraines usually occur between the ages of 25 and 55, but they can also occur regardless of age. In France, more than 10 million people suffer from migraines.

This type of headache is much more complicated than any other headache because it includes many different neurological symptoms. Migraines are manifested by intense, throbbing pain on one side of the head.

Pain is associated with other symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, extreme sensitivity to light, smell, touch, noise, and a numbness or tingling face.

Treatment: It has been shown that many migraine patients must consume omega-3 fatty acids (found in sardines, mackerel, walnuts), vitamin B12 (eggs, nuts, meat and cheeses) and magnesium (banana, dark chocolate, green vegetables and oleaginous vegetables).

It is important to incorporate sufficient amounts into your diet to prevent migraines. In addition, according to a 2011 study, aerobic exercise can be very effective in preventing migraine headaches, and can replace preventative medications for this condition.