Home remedies for migraine headaches in adults

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Home remedies for migraine headaches in adults

How to get rid of a headache without medicine

A headache is a term used to define any ache or pain that occurs in and around the head, or even in the upper neck

Headaches may occur independently, in the sense that they are unconnected to any health condition or disease, or they may at times occur as a symptom of some disease

All of us experience headaches at some point or the other, and it is, in fact, one of the most common complaints and also the most widely treated with home remedies and pharmaceutical headache treatments.

Although headaches may in most cases be unconnected to specific ailments or health conditions they are often like a warning system from our body that something is not right. In most cases, it is stress, lack of sleep, and other such circumstances that trigger this response.

Common causes of a headache

Common causes of headache include stress; tension; anxiety; allergies; constipation; coffee consumption; eyestrain; hunger; sinus pressure; muscle tension; hormonal imbalances; temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome; trauma to the head; nutritional deficiencies; the use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco; fever; and exposure to irritants such as pollution, perfume, or aftershave lotions. Migraines result from a disturbance in the blood circulation in the head.

Headache experts estimate that about 90 percent of all headaches are tension headaches and 6 percent are migraines. Tension headaches, as the name implies, are caused by muscular tension. Another type of a headache is a cluster headache. These are severe, recurring headaches that strike about 1 million Americans, and are widely considered to be the most painful type of a headache.

 

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