One of the most common complaints nowadays are headaches. They occur daily, and sometimes even more than once a day, and to be honest, they are not such a pleasant feeling. Some headaches can really be harmful to your productivity and functionality during the day, so we need to give our best and prevent them from happening.
In order to do that, we need to fully understand why headaches occur, how to treat them, how to build some immunity towards them and many other things. So, if you want to learn more, keep reading.
Today we are discussing headaches and everything you need to know about them, and without any further ado, let’s begin.
What causes headaches?
Headaches can be caused by many different things. For example, emotional stress, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, migraine, and many others. All of these are different types of headaches, so they require different types of treatment. Some people are regularly suffering from headaches, while others get them once a year at most.
If you are the type of person who gets headaches regularly, you really need to do a little research and try to find the cause of the problem. Luckily, we’re here to help you with that.
According to treatheadaches.com, in the world of medicine, the headaches are separated in two different categories. Primary headaches and secondary headaches.
What are primary headaches?
The primary headaches are the stand-alone illnesses that are caused directly by the problems with the structures in the head. For example, a cause of it can be something wrong with the blood vessels, muscles and nerves in the head and neck area as well. Also, primary headaches can also be caused by any changes of chemical activity in the brain.
What are secondary headaches?
Secondary headaches are usually caused by something that served as an external stimulus. For example, the hangover that most of us have experienced at some point in our lives, is categorized as a secondary headache. Also, the so-called “brain freeze” that we can get from eating a very cold ice-cream too fast, is a secondary headache as well.
How to treat headaches?
Just like any other medical problem, the first and most obvious solution for this case as well, is to visit your doctor and tell them what you are experiencing. They will always be glad to help and will most likely solve your problem more efficiently than you would if you attempted to do it alone.
However, if there is no doctor nearby, or you simply think that the problem is not significant enough for paying a visit to a medical center, you can try a few things in order to cure the headache yourself. Almost anyone has at least some kind of headache pills in their home, so the first thing you can try is taking one and waiting for some time for it to take effect. If it doesn’t work, you can try some more natural home remedies.
One of the most famous ones is applying a heat pack on your head and neck area, but make sure that the temperatures are not extreme. The heat will cause your circulation to improve, which will bring more blood into your brain. Some headaches are caused because of bad circulation, so this can be of great help in some cases.