Headache Causes and Remedies

Most people when experiencing a headache turn to over the counter headache medication or painkillers. These methods just mask the underlying cause of the headache and the best method is to prevent a headache by finding the chemical, emotional or structural problem. There are many remedies for relieving a headache which depend upon the person in order to be successful.

Dr. John Falkenberg Medical Blog

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What is a headache other than the pounding pain we feel emanating from our brains? Headache pain results from signals interacting between the brain, blood vessels and surrounding nerves. During a headache, specific nerves of the blood vessels and head muscles are activated and send pain signals to the brain. One of the preventive measures for treating headaches is to find out why these signals are activated in the first place.

Headaches have over a hundred classifications but we will focus on tension, migraine and cluster headaches. Tension headaches, also called chronic daily headaches or chronic non-progressive headaches, are the most common type of headaches among adults and adolescents. Migraines are associated with symptoms such as light sensitivity; noise or odors; nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite; and stomach upset or abdominal pain. Cluster headaches are the least common, although the most severe, type of primary headache. The pain of…

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