Headaches are common among many Americans and it is said that over 45 million citizens are prone to some type of headache. Though both men and women (children too) experience headaches, women suffer the most from this medical condition. Many have stated that headaches are a psychological disorder like stress, but that is purely a myth. Headaches are a real medical condition that is perhaps the most common in today's society – which most can be treated with drugs and natural remedies.
However, there are a variety of health problems associated with the drugs prescribed by doctors – as well as the ones you can purchase from over the counter at your local drugstore. In this day and age, more and more people are beginning to move away from medications with long-term health effects and towards natural remedies in which there health will see a positive benefit. Although there have been 150 headache categories established, there are the more common ones that you are most likely familiar with – and I will educate you with them before we move on.
What Are the Different Types of Headaches?
This list is compiled of the most common types of headaches experienced among most people today.
Tension Headaches are the most common headaches among adults and young adults from teens – to smaller children. Have also been called chronic daily headaches and non-progressive headaches, in which are muscle contraction headaches – causing mild to moderate pain. You have most likely experienced this type and probably still do. They can come and go over a period of time.
Migraines are throbbing and pounding pain that can be moderate or severe when experienced. The cause is unknown.
Mixed Headache Syndrome is a mix of migraine headaches and tension headaches. Another of which is common among most adults and children.
Cluster Headaches are said to be the most severe type of headache, though they are not as common. The pain is that of a burning sensation and is very uncomfortable for those who have to go through with one.
Sinus Headache symptoms are those which can be usually be associated with the face and cheekbones. Whenever the head moves, the pain intensifies and can bring out tears in the eyes and a swollen face.
Hormone Headaches can occur in woman that are experiencing a change in their hormones. Usually during or after pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause.
Acute Headaches are common in small children and usually subside after a short while. It is possible that they can be associated with a sinus infection.
Headache Remedies That Work from Home
If you are interested in throwing out the headache medication prescribed by your doctor and trying something a little different – and better for your overall health – listed below are some helpful treatments.
Applying an icepack to areas of your head such as temples, back of your neck, and forehead can help to ease the throbbing pain.
Talk a walk around the park and get some fresh air or take a warm bubble bath. The fresh air and peaceful sounds of nature can really ease the tension. A warm bubble bath may always prepare you for a nap – which in most cases is great. (As long as you don't fall asleep in the water) Aromatherapy is really helpful when treating the common headache and I truly recommend it to anyone.
Massages are also great and can relieve any pressure when applied to the neck or back. Ask your significant other and you'll most likely receive.
Shut out any light from outdoors and turn off any light sources in the home that will only irritate. Light can be a big problem and that goes for sound as well.
The methods mentioned above are just a few commonly used to ease the pain of headaches and can be applied in any order or along with any other type of treatment. It really all comes down to what works for you at the time of experiencing a headache and if by all means you need to try more then one method – then do so!
Please note, that none of these headache remedies are diagnosed to treat any condition listed within this article, but will aid in helping you relieve the pain associated with them.