These days the headaches are very common in all of us. If you have headaches very often, probably you have already heard about the solution to alleviate the pain by eating one banana and drink a lot of water. This is very effective, but in some cases it just doesn’t help.
The doctor’s common practice is to prescribe medications with the aim to relieve the symptoms. But, in case of often headaches it is necessary to be found what is causing the symptoms for headache. Different types of headaches can have different symptoms and be connected to different issues. Because of that, it is also very important to analyze the symptoms in order to find out whether the patients needs a different treatment or not.
The headache sometimes can happen from very general symptoms like fatigue or dehydration, but sometimes it can be caused by something very serious.
According to Dr. Sakib Qureshi, there are dozens of different headaches, they can be separated into four groups and each of these headaches says certain things about the overall health.
This is the most frequent type of a headache. It is not painful as a migraine, so you won’t experience vomiting and nausea. Some doctors believe that tension headache occurs as a result of scalp muscles and neck muscles contraction which is a natural response to high levels of stress.
It causes a continuous pressure in the head or ache, and this pain/pressure is most intense in the temples and in the back of the neck and head. Sometimes, people also feel a burning pain in the ears.
Treatment: The symptoms of this kind of headache can be relieved by drinking ginger tea and by pouring some peppermint oil directly on the hairline.
This type of headache can occur as a sharp dagger in one eye and this usually occurs in women. This pain is often repeated, and can occur either cyclically or in groups.
It seems like suddenly appeared severe pain on one side of the head with a short but strong intensity, and then goes on constant occasions.
So, you may experience nasal congestion, watery eyes or bathing nose. The reason is difficult to determine because it happens suddenly when some neural pathways are activated at the base of the brain.
Treatment: Apply a small amount of capsaicin cream to the nostril. This will cause a kind of barrier for nerve pain signals.
This type of headache usually occurs between the ages of 25 and 55 years, but regardless of the age, anyone can experience. Only in America 38 million people suffer from migraines.
Migraine is much more complicated than other types of headaches because it contains a number of neurological symptoms. A migraine is manifested by intense throbbing pain on only one side of the head.
Only about one-third of migraine attacks, the pain occurs on both sides of the head.
Pain is a combination of symptoms, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, visual disturbances, extreme sensitivity to light, smell, touch, sound, and numbness or tingling in the face.
Treatment: Eating omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 (riboflavin) and magnesium. You must Include sufficient amounts of these vitamins and minerals in your diet in order to prevent a migraine. In addition, according to a study in 2011, aerobic exercises can be very effective to prevent these headaches prevent and stop migraines. For this reason, regular exercise can replace drugs for pain.
In the video below, Dr. Sakib Qureshi explains the difference between a regular headache and a headache that indicates the presence of life-threatening diseases.