A lot of people suffer from headaches and there are always different tricks which can help soothe them. If you increase your water intake and you start to eat more bananas you will notice how the pain leaves. There are different types of headaches and this is why it’s important to consult the doctor and diagnose the symptoms well because that’s the only way you can treat it correctly.
Not all treatments can cure all types of headaches and this is why you need to watch out for the symptoms. Headaches can be caused by dehydration and fatigue, however, there might be an even deeper and more serious problem.
According to Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD a recognized neurologist, headaches can be often times manifested by “red light warning signals” and this is why it is important to make sure you distinguish between common headaches and headaches which can indicate a health issue.
There are 4 most common headache types and if you learn to recognize the symptoms, you will be able to treat them easily.
Below, we will present you some natural treatments which will help you overcome those annoying headaches:
If you have a sinus inflammation, then you might be feeling a strong sinus headache. Usually, this inflammation leads to pressure which is felt on the forehead, eyes, and cheeks. Additionally, you might be experiencing a fever.
The treatment: try to drink more liquids and especially warm water which can open your sinuses and reduce the inflammation. If possible, try to eat more fruit such as oranges and drink more tea with lemon and this way you will help your body fight different infections with the help of antioxidants. Moreover, you can try to apply cold and hot compresses, eat fresh ginger and soup since they all have pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties.
This is the most common type of a headache and it is mostly manifested by a constant pressure on the head, especially in the neck and the back of the head.
Moreover, you can feel pain in the eye area which might additionally cause vomiting or nausea. According to the symptoms, medical experts believe that this headache is caused by stress which contracts the muscles on the scalp and neck.
The treatment: mix some ginger tea and peppermint oil and massage your hairline with this mixture. You will feel a cooling sensation which will relax your neck and head muscles and ginger tea will reduce the inflammation.
These headaches are most common in the eye area and they affect females. They often happen in a cycle or a group, suddenly and they cause a strong pain on one side of the head. If you feel nasal congestions, a watery eye and a runny nose then you might be getting a cluster headache. Its cause hasn’t been confirmed.
The treatment: capsaicin consists of cayenne pepper which is applied through the nose can hinder the pain signals and thus, relieve your pain.
Between the age of 25-55, you are more prone to experiencing headaches. There are about 38 million people in the USA which suffer from migraines. Migraines are the most complicated types of headaches since they are manifested by a severe, throbbing pain only on one side of the head. Not so often, the migraine can attack both sides of the head.
Migraines are usually combined with other symptoms like dizziness, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to sound, touch, smell, and light.
The treatment: according to some studies migraines can be treated with omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin B12. Make sure you include enough of these products in your diet and you will help relieve your migraines.