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      Shekinah Brama

      6 Things That Cause You Headaches And How To Stop Them

      A headache is both literal and figuratively painful. Headaches, whether splitting, pulsating, or all-encompassing, can wreak havoc on your life. It’s even worse when your headaches seem to be constant as if the pain is bothering you all the time. Unfortunately, there is a surprising number of causes of chronic headaches. Some causes of chronic headaches are minor, while others may indicate a more serious health problem.

      Here are  a couple of things that could be causing that constant headache;

      Stress: Stress can significantly contribute to headaches. Tension headaches occur when the muscles of the neck and scalp tense, and this can be a physical response to stress and anxiety, according to MedlinePlus.If you’re constantly getting headaches, consider what’s going on in your life. How anxious are you? And are you simply sweeping your stress under the rug rather than dealing with it?

      Dehydration: Any type of headache requires a person to examine their health habits. Water consumption is important to consider because dehydration can cause headaches. The precise link is unknown, but experts believe it has something to do with how blood volume drops when you don’t drink enough water. Because blood volume is reduced, less oxygen reaches the brain. DRINK WATER; at least 5litres per day.

      Chronic Diseases: This is another major cause of constant headaches. Many chronic health conditions, including fibromyalgia, lupus, and diabetes, cause headaches. Constant headaches, on the other hand, are usually associated with other symptoms. Lupus symptoms include headaches as well as fatigue, joint pain, and skin lesions that worsen when exposed to sunlight.

      Anemia: Anemia is a condition in which there are insufficient red blood cells to transport oxygen to tissues throughout the body. It can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, and others. “More severe anemia can cause headaches.

      Anemia can be caused by a variety of factors, including iron deficiency, low levels of B-12 and/or folic acid, or a chronic health condition, such as sickle cell anemia.

      Drinking too much caffeine: Caffeine causes vasoconstriction or narrowing of the blood vessels. If you consume coffee or other caffeinated beverages on a daily basis, your body becomes accustomed to them. So if you skip it one day, your blood vessels do not constrict, which can cause headaches. It’s a vicious cycle, slugging back a mug for relief and only deepening your need for caffeine. Furthermore, the Mayo Clinic states that adults can safely consume up to 400 milliliters of caffeine per day (about 4 cups of coffee, y’all), but after that, your body may begin to rebel.


      Constant headaches may indicate a brain tumour in rare cases: If you Google your headache symptoms, you may end up with a self-diagnosis of a brain tumor. A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells on your brain that can be either cancerous or benign. You can be confident that you don’t have one. But it’s a possibility that you don’t want to overlook. If a person has a consistent headache pattern that hasn’t changed, it’s usually not cause for concern. However, if your headaches are new, severe, or changing or worsening over time, your doctor may order a brain scan.

      Hormonal-related issues e.g menstruation, menopause, post-partum, pregnancy: Many people suffer from PMS-related headaches as a result of the drop in estrogen before menstruation. Menstruation is one of the most common migraine triggers for women.

      However, this isn’t the only time that a change in estrogen levels can cause a headache—both perimenopause and postpartum periods are characterized by a significant drop in estrogen, and as a result, headaches are common. Because pregnancy affects estrogen levels, you may notice that your headaches worsen (or, in some cases, disappear) during this time.

      Your body’s internal clock(circadian rhythm) is off: Headaches can occur when your body’s schedule is disrupted. Getting up earlier (or later) than usual can cause your circadian rhythm to be disrupted. Travel is a trigger in general. Traveling stress, changes in barometric pressure, changing time zones, and simply being in an airport can all cause headaches.

      Thank you for reading.

      • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by justseyi.
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      You didn’t add one gender oh…

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