If there was a sure cure for headaches and migraines no one would have to suffer the pain and agony of ever experiencing one again. But that unfortunately isn’t the case but there are treatments that will help alleviate some headache symptoms.
Sometimes homeopathic remedies, relaxation exercises and massages can help with the pain caused by allergies, stress, caffeine withdrawal that attribute to constricted or expanded blood vessels. Other times cold compresses, baths, acupressure techniques will ward off the pain.
With many types of headaches one can have a strong reaction to noise and light stimuli which requires complete quiet and a room void of light to get some relief.
Kava Kava, Gingo Biloka, Feverfew, aspirin, ibuprophen or any other over-the-counter headache or migraine medication may be necessary to take. When these simple remedies don’t work after a few days and the frequency and symptoms of headaches and migraines become more pronounced it is time to seek professional medical attention.
Doctors may want to run tests to see if there is an underlying cause causing those headaches. They might advise blood work be done to check sugar, hormonal and thyroid functions. X-rays or scans may be performed to rule out sinus issues, tumors or any other abnormalities. Prescription medications may also be administered for severe headaches and migraines and should only be taken as prescribed and only when the headaches and migraines are severe. With any medication be sure to call your physician if you feel any adverse side effects or reactions from the prescription that was ordered. Follow their advice and hopefully a combination of life-style changes, a change in diet, fitness routine, stress management or medication will bring you brighter days with less pain and fewer headaches and/or migraines in your life.
Stay healthy and pain free!
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