Doctors recognize several types of headaches such as hypertension type, migraine headaches, menstrual migraines, rebound headaches and cluster headaches, the most severe type. To determine what is the type of your headache, it is important to keep a “diary” of symptoms for at least 2 or 3 weeks. That headache triggers may include hormonal changes just before menstruation, certain foods, alcohol, weather changes and stress.
Headaches are annoying and most people experience them occasionally, but headaches may occur daily because due to the state of tension that can occur throughout the day for various reasons.
- Those who work with their head or neck in an unnatural position for long periods
- Eye fatigue
- Noisy environment (or too bright lighting)
- Skipping a meal
- Underlying these headaches anxiety or depression can be present leading in time to chronic headaches.
- Pressure or tightening pain in the forehead, temples, behind the head and neck, specifically the neck.
- The pain is constant rather than throbbing and on both sides of the head
Preventive measures: do not deprive yourself from sleep, do not skip meals, exercise regularly and eliminate stress.
The biological cause of migraines is not completely clear, but the theory is that chemical imbalances in the brain, inflammation of blood vessels, nearby irritated nerves that carry pain signals. It is known, however, that susceptibility to migraine is usually genetic.It includes triggering hormones, stress, weather changes, lack of sleep, changes in altitude levels, ingestion of chocolate, food additives, alcohol (especially red wine ), and excess caffeine.
The main symptoms of a migraine : throbbing pain, which often begins on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea or vomiting and is made worse by bright light, noise, or physical activity. Untreated, the pain can last from four hours to three days.
Lower estrogen levels at the beginning of menstruation. The exact mechanism is unclear, but hormonal fluctuations seem to be the key, because menstrual migraines often disappear during pregnancy, when estrogen levels are high, but stable, and after menopause, when are consistently low.
The main symptoms are: pain with the same characteristic as seen in other headaches.
Preventive measures: You can try to stop menstrual migraines by maintaining your body, balance the estrogen.
In addition to the medical treatment, you can turn to acupuncture, massage, electric stimulation of the skin, phytotherapy and homeopathy.
- Basil: used as an infusion of 5 grams of plant to a cup of water. Consume after a meal.
and leaves in a liter of white wine) 1-3 tablespoons recommended day.
- Bryonia: one of the most important means in fighting migraines, especially those with characteristic worsening at the slightest movement (movement of the eyeball)
- Yarrow tea, a cup or two a day, hawthorn tea, both with a role in improving blood circulation to the brain blood vessels.