Feb. 21, 2013
-- Feel pain anywhere in the head or in the neck? It can be a symptom of headache, the pain that is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. It is discomfort in the head, scalp or neck and most common sickness of many individual. It may cause by stress, depression, anxiety, bad posture, staying in one position for a long time, working in an awkward position for a long time, a head injury or even holding your head and neck in an abnormal position and clenching one’s jaw. It may occur if you have a cold, the flu or PMS (premenstrual syndrome). It can also be a sign of more serious cause such as brain infection, brain tumor or a very high blood pressure.
There are many types of headaches like tension headaches, migraine headaches, rebound headaches, cluster headaches and sinus headaches. The most common type is the tension headaches, it tend to be on both sides of your head. It may start at the back of your head and spread forward, shoulders, neck, or jaw may feel tight and sore. This may be related to stress anxiety and depression and occur more commonly among women than men. Migraine headache are severe headaches that are symptoms of vision changes or nausea. It begins on one side of your head and the pain may be throbbing, pounding or pulsating. You may have an “aura” (warning symptoms that start before the headache) and the pain usually get worse as you try to move around. These may be triggered by foods such as chocolate, certain cheese, or MSG (Monosodium glutamate). It can also triggered by lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawal and alcohol. Base on the studies it is estimated that 6% of men and 18% of women will experience this type of headache in their lifetime. Another type of headache is the rebound headache, a headache that keeps coming back. It may occur from overuse of painkillers. Patients who take painkillers more that 3 days a week on a regular basis can develop rebound headache. The cluster headache is a very painful headache that tends to occur several times a day for months and then go away for a similar period of time while sinus headache causes pain in the front of your head and face. It is due to swelling in the sinus passage.
Headache may be common but it can affect your work, lifestyle, studies even your relaxation. It can cause a major impact in the quality of life. These headaches may not be life-threatening;
they may be associated with symptoms that can emulate strokes or intracerebral bleeding. Many people that suffer from headaches can feel much better by changing their lifestyle, learning ways to relax, meditate, pray and by practicing breathing exercises and by taking medications. One of the simple ways to avoid in suffering headaches is to drink plenty of water because when you are dehydrated you can get headaches. You can also prevent in suffering from headache if you take good care of yourself.http://startingabootcamp.com/empower/