Headaches

What are the causes of headaches? How to prevent it in daily life?

There are many causes of headaches. Trying to reduce the causes will naturally reduce the occurrence of headaches. However, blindly taking painkillers to relieve pain will only make the symptoms more severe, and may miss the body’s health warning signals. Start now, develop 6 good habits, avoid 3 bad habits, and put an end to annoying headaches!

Headaches
Headaches

The causes of headaches are divided into 5 categories:

1. Side headache (migraine):

 It is related to poor circulation on one side of the body. Common causes include poor circulation of the gallbladder meridian. It is often caused by going to bed late and being stressed.

2. Headaches on the forehead (left and right sides of the forehead): 

These two sides are the beginning of the stomach meridian, which is related to the digestive system of the gastrointestinal tract. For example, it is prone to bloating, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, or frequent constipation or late-night snacking. People who are too greasy may easily cause side forehead headaches.

3. Pain in the head and heart: 

It is usually related to the liver system. At this time, it is related to emotional stress. It may also be related to being easily angry, having large mood swings, and liking to stay up late.

4. Pain in the back of the head and neck: 

It is more related to the high pressure in the carotid artery. This pain is usually related to high blood pressure, or it may be caused by incorrect exercise postures, such as frequently looking down at mobile phones, incorrect postures when playing computer, etc.

5. The whole head hurts: 

It may be caused by cold.

To solve the problem of headaches, you must start by improving your daily life, diet and other habits, and develop 6 good habits so that headaches will no longer bother you.

Maintain normal daily routine

Staying up late without sleeping is the most likely to damage the brain. The headaches that many people experience after staying up late are caused by imbalances in brain function caused by neurological disorders. Although supplementary sleep is one of the ways to relieve headaches after staying up late, the most fundamental solution is still You should follow a regular daily routine of sleeping at night and doing activities during the day, so that your brain can sleep soundly in a quiet and dark environment to reduce the occurrence of headaches.

Develop good exercise habits

The “Newsletter of the American Headache Education Council” reports that regular exercise is helpful for most chronic pain conditions, and the effect is particularly obvious for people with generalized pain such as myofascial syndrome and migraines. Soothing exercises such as brisk walking, cycling, yoga, etc. can help relieve tight muscles. However, people who suffer from frequent headaches should avoid strenuous exercise, otherwise it will cause headaches and have the opposite effect.

Learn to relax your shoulders and neck

Modern people often sit for long periods of time and are inseparable from mobile phones and 3C products, which will cause habitual muscle tightness, shoulder and neck pain, and easily lead to contraction headaches; especially stressed office workers, who are accustomed to shrugging their shoulders, which makes them prone to headaches. If the shoulders and neck are in a state of tension for a long time, the blood circulation will be poor. It is recommended that when working or using mobile phones on weekdays, remember to get up and move every once in a while to stretch your muscles.

Try to relax and feel less stuffy

Migraines are also related to mood swings. If you are emotionally stressed, anxious, or depressed, the headaches will worsen. On the contrary, frequent headaches will also cause physical and mental co-morbidities such as anxiety and depression. Try not to let yourself have too much sullenness in your heart. When you are dissatisfied or resentful about many things, you can try to change your mood and look at the world with a smile, which can also relieve your headache.

Eat a less processed diet and get more B vitamins

In terms of diet, try to eat less foods containing tyrosine such as dairy products and cheese, as well as processed foods such as sausages, bacon, bacon, etc., and even foods such as MSG and sugar substitutes. Some people also believe that red meat can easily cause headaches. But it varies from person to person. In addition, you can supplement more vitamin B complex, especially B2-rich lean meat, animal liver, oysters, etc. Deep-sea fish are rich in fish oil, which can help promote blood circulation and nourish the brain. However, due to concerns about heavy metals, you can eat them in moderation.

Develop good eating habits

Some people also believe that migraines are related to the preference for eating heavy-flavored foods. Foods that are too salty, too oily, or too sweet are not good. In addition to being dangerous foods, they can also easily cause gastrointestinal discomfort and indirectly lead to headaches. In addition, regular meals and regular meals can stabilize blood sugar and prevent dizziness and headaches caused by hypoglycemia.

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