Cure A Headache Without Reaching For The Pill Bottle…
Headaches come and seem to persist and persist till they consume your entire being and you are unable to focus on anything at work, at home, or anywhere for that matter. So many things can cause headaches, things that are just a part of your normal life and daily world. For instance, being without food for a long time, if you are busy at work and do not have time for a bite to eat can cause headaches and a persisting pain that does not seem to go away no matter how much you massage it.
Other times headaches are caused if you sit in noisy, loud, polluted traffic for a long amount of time. Other times it can just occur if you are tired, stressed, fatigued, or fighting adverse weather conditions. No matter what, a headache can really hit you at any moment of the day and it is important to know how to stave it off so that you can enjoy your day again and be back to full strength in no time.
If you feel the start of a headache, that is the time to take action and treat it immediately. Usually before something starts it is in the stages where it is somewhat easy to combat, but many times people leave it unattended and think that it is just a normal and expected sensation. But once you feel even the start of a headache, think about what caused it. Keeping a diary of what you eat and drink can go a long way in pinpointing the cause of your headache.
Now, it is important to remember that you do not want to immediately take a pain killer the moment you feel a headache. The reason being, when your body consumes about three of these painkillers it slowly builds immunity to the medication. This will cause your headache to become even worse, as a result, and more frequent, and even more painful. So, make sure that you reserve your turning to pain medications as a sort of last resort option, only to be used when the pain is really terrible and difficult to bear.
Also, medication like acetaminophen, found in many headache relief medications, can cause damage to your liver if taken too frequently, and that is why you want to make sure you do not consume medication too often.
That means, you might want to try some natural remedies first when you feel a headache coming on. First, think of the last time you ate. If it was hours and hours ago, you might just need to eat something to clear away that headache. Caffeine has been known to work, as well. If you have a dependency on caffeine already and have not had your usual cup of coffee, a headache is to be expected. As headaches also occur because of stress, it is important to try and calm yourself down sometimes when you have a headache. You can lie in a dark room, as sometimes light can only hurt your head worse if your eyes feel particularly sensitive. You can place a cold compress on your head and lie there quietly and peacefully for about half an hour to an hour till the headache subsides. Things like tea can help relieve a headache, as well.
Other ways to cure headaches naturally are to eat foods like avocado,almonds and wheatgerm as they contain high levels of Vitamin E. Avoid foods that contain gluten, i.e. oats, rye, wheat,etc. Chocolates, red wine and cheese can also trigger headaches. Herbal remedies for headaches include peppermint oil (apply to hairline), ginger tea (add crushed ginger root to boiling water), willow bark and turmeric.
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