Why does my head hurt?
Headache is one of the most frequent pains in our western society for the ways of life and our customs. It is normal that we suffer several headaches a year, the problem is when the headaches, headaches or Migraines become more acute or become frequent. Too the children They are affected by this problem.
Why does the head ache? What hurts is not the brain but the muscles of the head, or the face, the meninges or bags that cover the brain, or the blood vessels. The Causes that can cause the headache They are: nerves such as stress or emotional disorders, poor postures, contractions in the muscles of the neck, constipation, hypertension, visual and dental problems, sinusitis, hepatobiliary and cervical vertebra alterations, caffeine-containing pain relievers, excessive physical exertion, allergy to food, etc.
There are situations that advise the immediate visit to the doctor, as is the case of sudden onset, headaches that appear after age 50 accompanied by fever or confusion.
Headaches are different depending on where they occur: throbbing pain that varies in intensity in the forehead and temples, tension in the neck that can radiate to the eyes ...
- Tension headache. They correspond to 83% of headaches. The pain is like a band that compresses the head, it lasts from 30 minutes to several days. It is related to muscle contractures, stress, anxiety ...
- Migraines or migraines. They make up 5% of headaches. The pain is like a "drill" in one half of the head. They are usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, photophobia (light intolerance) and phonophobia (sound annoying).
- Cluster headaches. Unbearable pain in one eye and its contour (there is tearing and redness). It is called a cluster because it lasts a few minutes, disappears and reappears. It usually attacks at night.
- Headache in children. 90% are tension. Other possible causes are glasses, sinusitis, digestive problems ...
- Take a warm bath To relax after a hectic day.
- Eat at regular times and not spend many hours without eating.
- Sleep the necessary time, without losing hours of sleep, in a well ventilated room, with comfortable clothes and without metals in contact with the skin. It is convenient to sleep with your head facing north.
- Keep the intestine clean. It is important to regulate the intestinal transit to go to the bathroom daily taking foods rich in fiber and drinking plenty of water.
- Learn to relax With yoga practices, practice breathing exercises daily and try to avoid muscular and psychic tension.
Be careful with these foods! Strong and spicy foods and some key foods can be the hidden cause of your headaches:
Alcohol and tobacco
An explosive combination for headaches. In the case of alcohol by the direct action of one of the "residues" of ethyl alcohol, acetaldehyde, and because having a dilating effect of blood vessels makes it difficult to get enough blood to the central nervous system. For its part, tobacco decreases the arrival of large amounts of oxygen to the brain, favoring headaches.
Cured cheeses, sausages ...
Caution with cheeses and cured meats, sausages and smoked. Matured cheeses contain tyramine, a substance with vasoconstrictor effect that can trigger headaches or migraines. They can also be the origin of the pains in the crown.
For its stimulants phenylethylamine, caffeine and theobromine. Fried foods in the pan. Reduce consumption, especially in case of pain in the forehead. Exciting as coffee, tea or cola. Food or drinks very cold and / or ice cream.
For example, citrus fruits can cause headaches in people suffering from gallbladder disorders.
Because of the ups and downs of glucose they produce.
Additives such as monosodium glutamate (flavor enhancer).