Treatment of headache

18 Jul 2012, 17:01
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Most common reasons of headaches are increased intracranial pressure and migraines. Millions of people worldwide suffer from regular headaches, which range from mild to unbearable.


Even absolutely healthy man can suffer from headaches because of the weather change or from simple stress. Such pain can be gone even without any painkillers. Because of the reasons that we don't know women suffer from headaches much more often than men. Many cases of chronic pain can be caused by serious problems inside you.

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Types of headaches


Migraines. Recurring throbbing pain in the head, usually occurs after waking from sleep. Usually. Pain effects only half of the head. Attack of pain can last for 72 hours and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, intolerance to light and loud sounds. The cause of migraine is still unknown.


Swelling pain. Most brain tumors and intracranial hematoma lead to an increase or decrease in blood pressure. In addition to pain, a man plagued by dizziness, drowsiness, and vomiting. Usually the pain occur at night or early morning. The pain caused by pressure differences can occur without the formation in the brain. 


Tension headache. The cause may be emotional stress (emotions, stress) or physical (stress on the muscles of the neck). People that suffer from such pain need to do an CT scan and undergo examination by a neurologist or psychiatrist, because the cause of pain may be a hidden depression.

Among the common types of headaches ―  due to a concussion, cervical headache.


Treatment of headache


You can use analgesics (ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen, naproxen, tempalgin, etc.). Cold compresses will help to cool the problematic part of the head, which will lead to a narrowing of blood vessels and reduce the pain of pulsation. It is also possible to attach to the painful area with a towel wrapped ice pack for some time.


Another useful method is a hot shower, which would decrease the spastic pain in the head as the water relaxes the back muscles of the neck and head. There are alternative treatments for headache.


For example, a typical rosemary can prevent the pain caused by stress. This plant is opposed to spasm of blood vessels. It can be brewed and consumed as a tea.


Also, feverfew can help to get rid of the headache. This medicinal herb has been used centuries ago for the same needs. Its components take down spasms of vessels in the brain. While using the tablets dose should not exceed 300 mg per day. If the treatment involves drinking infusions of the leaves of feverfew, then the norm is 40 drops per day.

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