Relieving Your HeadachesPosted on: February 11, 2016Categories: LiveWell 24/7
Different types of headaches can have different effects on your ability to go about your daily routine. Some headaches are recurring, many can be relieved with natural remedies, and some should be treated by your physician. Refer to these common symptoms and treatment methods to treat the type of headache you are experiencing.
- The most common type of headaches are tension headaches. These often feel like a general pressing feeling around the head and temples and can be treated effectively with aspirin or ibuprofen or stress-relieving breathing methods.
- Cluster headaches typically consist of severe, burning pain near the eyes and temples that often results in red, teary, swollen eyes and nasal congestion occurring multiple times throughout the day. Treatment for these headaches typically includes specialized medication or oxygen treatment. Consult your physician if you experience these symptoms.
- Overusing medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol can often lead to rebound headaches. Try limiting your use of these pain relievers or consult your doctor to find an alternative method of treating your discomfort.
- If you experience significant sensitivity to light and blurry vision in addition to your throbbing headache, it is likely you are experiencing a migraine headache. Many individuals also experience nausea and vomiting. Your physician can help you reduce the symptoms of your migraines with pain relievers and preventative medications such as antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, or botox.
These are only a few of the most common types of headaches you could experience. When you initially experience a headache, be sure that you are getting at least the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep, drink plenty of water, and balance your diet with healthy fruits, vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. If you notice that you experience headaches during physical activity, regularly with little relief from pain medications, or following an injury or illness, consult your physician immediately.