10 common headaches and how to treat them

 Hormonal headaches, headaches due to weather changes, headaches due to insomnia ... are common headaches. So how to overcome this disease?

Several types of headaches are common in life


Headaches and headaches are one of the most common neurological symptoms we experience. And while headaches affect younger people at a higher rate, they do occur in many older people.

In a 2018 survey, nearly 10% of people 65-74 years old and about 6% of 75 years and older said they recently had a migraine or severe headache. For some people, the familiar pain occurs twice a month or more.

While headaches can be common, they should not be ignored. Headaches sometimes signal dangerous conditions, such as a stroke or signs of Covid-19. Most headaches don't need to be hospitalized, but you won't need to endure it for too long if you know the common types of headaches and apply the tips in this article.

1. Hormonal headache

                                                    Stress, stress ... are common causes of headaches.


Hormonal headaches can also manifest as migraines. Migraines are common in women, and the main reason for this is a drop in estrogen levels. Magnesium is a helpful headache reliever if taken every month.

You should try to get your body with 455 mg of magnesium fat per day from foods like beets, spinach. In addition, magnesium is also abundant in foods such as bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.

Stress, stress ... are common causes of headaches.

2. Stress headache


Stress, stress, work pressure ... are common causes of headaches and migraines. Overactive nerve, stress, lack of quality ... lead to more than 70% of acute headaches.

As soon as you start feeling a headache, stop everything to find a place to relax, get some fresh air, and do gentle exercise to calm the pain.

Let's focus on the middle eyebrows, eyes closed, sitting upright, calm soul, imagining being in the woods, under the sea, with flowing streams, birds singing ... will reduce headache. You can also sleep for a few minutes or lie down listening to music and not think to relieve stress, the pain will not be severe (but do not lie down because it will be severe).

If the relaxation does not help, see a doctor for early treatment. Prevent by building up working time - resting, living reasonably. Take time to relax (soak in a warm bath, go for a walk, walk, run, bike, or meditate, take deep breaths, yoga ...) to limit headache triggers.

3. Headache because of sleep

Lack of sleep, insomnia, not enough sleep, not deep sleep ... make blood vessels dilate, strongly stimulating nerves causing headaches, especially migraines.

You need to sleep in compensation, eating a full nutrition will reduce the frequency of headaches and migraine by 29% and ensure the health of the brain. To avoid headaches caused by insomnia, practice the habit of going to bed and waking up on time. Exercise regularly for deeper sleep. If insomnia, not enough sleep, sluggish sleep ... need to eliminate foods with caffeine in the diet.

4. Weather headache

                                                          Weather headaches are not preventable.


According to Dr. Huu Loi, from the Private Acupuncture Institute, there are many causes of headaches, but headaches due to changing weather are often persistent and intense.

Weather headaches are not preventable, but must use pain relievers or acupressure, acupuncture and rest to help the headache go away. Patients should not arbitrarily use pain relievers without medical orders. Every day, exercise, eat enough nutrients to strengthen the body's resistance.

5. Headache due to lack of water

Summer sweats a lot, dehydrates and doesn't replenish in time or starvation can also cause headaches (or migraines), if repeated repeatedly can lead to stroke.

Avoid eating and drinking foods that cause headaches such as foods containing amino acid Tyramine (found in red wine, cheese), nitrates (sausages, delicacies, processed meat), phenylalanine amino acids (chocolate) ... do Blood vessels constrict or dilate blood suddenly.

Should add protein and carbohydrates to maintain blood sugar levels, help reduce headaches effectively. Getting adequate amounts of calcium through calcium-rich foods daily or taking magnesium-fortified multivitamins will reduce headaches.

Letting the body thirst or dehydrate also causes headaches and fatigue. If so, lie down in a cool, quiet place, keep your knees low, drink plenty of water to balance your body and excrete toxins. Immediately supplement physiological saline (or cold water mixed with salt, sugar) when sweating, dehydration causes headaches. Need to avoid skipping meals, also should not leave too long between 2 meals.

6. Headache due to aroma

If you are exposed to smelly products, especially perfumes, it can also cause headaches.

If you experience headaches because of this, avoid perfume or products with a smell. When you feel stuffy in a crowded place, quickly find a well-ventilated place, drink a glass of water and smell fresh lemon if possible will quickly regain balance.

7. Light headache

                                 To avoid headaches due to the light, wear sunscreen in summer.

Sunlight, fluorescent light bulbs, computer screens ... have a great impact on the optic nerve, trigeminal nerve, releasing chemicals that cause headaches and eye aches.

To avoid headaches due to the light, wear sunscreen in summer. People who suffer from headaches should use incandescent bulbs in their room instead of fluorescent ones. Working with a computer keeps a safe distance of eyes from the screen above 25cm.

8. Migraine headaches

Migraines are more common in women than men. People with sound and light fear (often with signs such as seeing bright spots in front of the eyes, or blurred vision, blurred vision, photophobia, dizziness, nausea, digestive disorders, fatigue, sudden Sudden depression, anxiety, or excess euphoria, talk a lot ...) after about 20 minutes will have a headache. However, there are also people who have no warning signs.

When you have a headache, you should try to sleep a long, deep sleep and wake up to a near recovery. If the migraine is repeated many times (especially due to heredity), it is necessary to see a neurologist for early diagnosis and treatment, lest it lead to mental breakdown or dangerous complications.

9. Headache caused by flu

When sick, your body easily loses salt and water it needs. One of the main causes of headaches is dehydration. Eat water-rich fruits such as grapefruit, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries and pineapple every day to stay hydrated when you have a cold. You can also drink fruit smoothies to make up for lost fluids.

10. Cluster headaches

This type of headache is caused by the nerve vessels, common in middle-aged men and smokers. However, in recent times, the proportion of women suffering from cluster headaches is increasing. The pain usually appears about 1 to 3 hours after sleeping, when you wake up feeling a headache and severe. The pain is clustered, localized in the first half, often much behind the eyes, pain spreading to the forehead and temples, headache accompanied by stuffy nose, watery eyes, nausea ...

This type of headache is described as pain that the patient has never experienced, pain usually at a fixed hour, lasting for 3-4 hours, continuously for a week.

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