HEADACHES

The body is designed to warn us when something is not right with our system. However, we have learned to mask our pain and silence our bodies. Headaches are one of those symptoms that people have learned to mask by taking over the counter medicine and Botox injections. However, the problem persists and it’s become common among adults and children. The four most common headaches are tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches.

FOUR MOST COMMON TYPES OF HEADACHES

Tension Headaches

These types of headaches can recur daily and are progressive. They are very common among adults and adolescents. These headaches can cause mild to moderate pain and come and go over a prolonged period of time. It is sometimes located on either side of the head or simultaneously.

Migraine Headaches

These types of headaches can cause moderate to severe pain. The pain can last for hours or even days; it is described as a pounding or throbbing pain that gets worse with normal physical activity. The symptoms associated with migraine headaches are sensitivity to light, noise, odors; nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite; stomach upset; abdominal pain; dizziness; and blurred vision. Migraines are usually located on one side of the head with pressure behind an eye.

​Cluster Headaches

These types of headaches are the most severe type of headache. The pain is intense and has been described as a piercing, constant throbbing pain. Cluster headaches are usually located on one side of the face, head or neck behind the eye region. The pain does not switch sides and it gets worse with lying down.

​Sinus Headaches

These types of headaches are mostly associated to nasal congestion and sinus pressure. The pain is usually deep and constant, it will last or as long as the congestion persists. The pain is usually located in the cheekbones, forehead, or bridge of the nose. The pain can intensify with sudden head movement, leaning over and/or straining. Address sinus congestion with in the first signs of it to avoid getting a sinus infection.

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No matter what type of headache you may get, we can all agree that head pain can be unbearable at times. Research shows that most headaches occur because of insufficient nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, which make you vulnerable to conditions which predispose you to headaches. Supplementation of vitamins is known to assist with headaches naturally, especially when we consume the right amounts of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), B6 (Pyridoxine), Calcium and Magnesium.

THINGS TO AVOID:

REASONS:

Slouching

Poor posture can cause frequent tension headaches. While sitting at your desk, do not slouch, hunch your shoulders or hold a phone between your ear and shoulder. Make sure your workstation is ergonomic and is set up to meet your physical needs.

Aged Foods

Avoid aged foods like; aged cheese, alcohol, cold cuts, etc. These foods are often processed and have tyramine and nitrites. Tyramine is an amino ac