The headaches are more common in adults, but can occur at any time of life. Present with symptoms such as heartbeats, pressure, and a sudden burst of irritability. Today we tell you how to treat and prevent headaches.
The pain comes on suddenly and is described by a dull discomfort with throbbing, which begins at the base of the skull and upper neck, being able to radiate to the eye. The pain may be felt in one or both sides of the head and the light is annoying, loud noises, even the smells, to produce nausea.
Causes of headaches
Among the causes of headache most common can include:
They are not the result of another medical condition
- Changes in blood vessels inside the skull, which often cause migraines.
- Sinus headaches that are associated with allergies, sinus infection, and those produced by poor vision.
- Problems in the neck muscles.
They result from some other cause or injury:
- Concussion, blood vessel problems, high blood pressure, infections of the sinuses or other body parts.
- Side effects of some medications.
- Less commonly, tumors, aneurysms and other abnormal growths inside the skull, and toxic substances in the blood.
- Produced by certain foods, such as mono sodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer in food.
For prevention of headaches we suggest the following remedies:
- Bring a low-fat diet high in complex carbohydrates, which help reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches.
- Avoid slouching or bend your neck forward.
- Keep your computer monitor at eye level.
- Take frequent breaks from reading and working in the office.
Treatments for Headaches
There are many treatments for headaches, including:
- Put an ice pack on the back of the neck, upper part of the forehead and temples.
- Avoid processed foods, such as sugar.
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
- Soak your feet in warm water.
- Sleep or relax in a dark, quiet, even with essential oils such as peppermint oil, lavender or eucalyptus.
- Some medicinal plants can be useful, such as rosemary, chamomile and ginkgo biloba among others.
- Practicing yoga, as it is especially effective to prevent or reduce stress, which often is responsible for the occurrence of headaches.
The tension headaches can be treated as follows:
- Manipulation and mobilization of the joints of the neck; as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.
- Massage, to release tension.
- Acupuncture can prevent and treat this disorder.