Your headaches cause can be multiple and very varied. Tension headaches are not some inherited trait that runs in the family. In some people, headaches are caused by food allergies, like to cheese, perfume, or coffee. The symptoms may be tight muscles in the jaw, back of the neck, behind the eyes, and even in the scalp.
Tension headaches are usually set off by some environmental factors or as a reaction to stress. The most common sources of stress and frustration are found in traffic, at work, and at home. It's hard to escape stress nowadays.
The major difference between a regular headache and a migraine is the intensity and throbbing.
Migraines can lead to:
- sensitivity to light and noise
- nausea and vomiting
- disorientation and impossibility to concentrate
- excruciating pain in the teeth caused by excess jaw tension
Tension headaches, features may include:
- Headache when you wake up
- Aching muscles
- Chronic fatigue
- Impatience and irritability
- Difficulty getting to sleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
It can get worse when we take medication to relieve the pain. Almost all synthetic pain killers and headache medications cause side effects. All they do is hide the pain, but do nothing to get at the cause. One of the most common side effects is an upset stomach and bad digestion. These pain killers can be heavy on the body.
All they do is hide the symptoms, they don't get at the cause. Oftentimes, there isn't much we can do to reduce stress, at least, immediately. So, one thing you can do is help your body get enough nutrition to be able to handle the stress better and not react badly to it.
It's a little like lifting weights. Would you start weight lifting with really heavy weights or little ones? Of course, you build up gradually. As you build muscle mass, your body gets better equipped to carry the burden and it doesn't hurt so much. You get stronger and more resistant.
Our body wellness is similar. We need to make sure our body is strong enough to take the stresses. You can do this with better life habits, like good food, fresh air, lots of water, breaks, exercise, and vacations, etc.
A fast and easy solution is to help strengthen your body with natural supplements. There are many natural ways to relieve headaches and at the same time feed your body with the nutrients it needs.
Maybe your headache cause is just the body's way of saying, "Hey, you're overloading me. Help me get stronger, so I can carry this stress and not react with headaches".