All of us have had a headache for a certain period of their life. When dealing with a headache, here is one really effective trick for its quick relief. All you have to do to lessen the pain is to drink a lot of water and eat bananas. However, this trick cannot be useful always since the root of the headaches can be of a various type. This means that people mislead a headache with headache symptoms and can be diagnosed wrongly by the doctor.
Because of the various headache types, common treatment methods cannot be applied to each of them. Although the most common reason for a headache is dehydration, sometimes headache can indicate serious health issues.
According to one of the most famous neurologists, Dr. Sakib Qureshi, headaches are often manifested by ‘warning signals’, which a person needs to learn how to differentiate them between alarming signals and signals of common headaches. As soon as you learn the signals, you will find out how to treat the headaches in the right manner.
So, next time you have a headache, instead of taking medications which will provide only a temporary effect, try some of the following natural alternatives that will relieve a headache permanently.
If you have inflammation in the sinus, then you will have a sinus headache which can cause even more severe pain. Sometimes, these headaches can lead to a pressure which can be felt on the eyes, cheeks, and forehead.
Treatment: drink as many liquids as you can. Warm water will be of great use because it will open the sinus and reduce inflammation effectively.
Moreover, eat more vitamin C-rich foods such as oranges and lemons, because they are rich in antioxidants that treat infections.
In addition, you may try to apply hot and cold compresses and eat a lot of soup or ginger in order to reduce the pain.
This is the most common headache and it’s manifested by a constant pain or pressure around the neck and head. Additionally, it might provoke a radiating pain below or above the eye area. Sometimes, it can cause vomiting or nausea. This headache is considered to occur as a result of a stress that contracts the muscles of the scalp and neck.
Treatment: Mix ginger tea and peppermint oil to reduce the pain. Optionally, you can add a little bit of peppermint oil onto the hairline in order to provoke a cooling sensation that will relax the neck and head muscles.
This headache type appears over one eye in the female population. It can reoccur in a cycle. It occurs suddenly and causes a severe pain in only one part of your head. You might also have a watery eye, a nasal congestion, or a rainy nose.
Treatment: Capsaicin cream contains cayenne pepper that when applied directly on the nostril, it causes a barrier of the signals in the nerve pain.
It usually appears between the age of 25-55, although sometimes it can be experienced by everyone, regardless of their age. 38 million people in the U.S.A. suffer from migraines. It’s the most complicated headache type because it affects numerous neurological symptoms. Migraines are manifested by intense, severe, and throbbing pain in one side of your head. It is accompanied with dizziness, vomiting, nausea, extreme sensitivity to smell, light, sound, and touch, and visual disturbance.
Treatment: It was proved that the migraine patients feel the great relief of this headache by the use of vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, and magnesium. Try including all of these essential nutrients into your daily diet in order to prevent migraines. It was proved in a recent study that aerobic prevent these headaches effectively. Therefore, try regular workout as an alternative to prescribed medications.