For the untrained and the unlearned when it comes to anxiety, the most common symptom when you are stressed are brought about by headaches. However, tension headaches can also be considered as the most common to occur among the many different headache types so it’s quite important to know when you are experiencing from one.
Tension headaches to migraine?
It’s pretty possible. Adult people are not the only one experiencing tension headaches. Even children and teens brought about by a sudden change in their home or school situations may feel a throbbing pain at the back of their heads. Sometimes the pain would start at the brows but sometimes, along with or without the headache, it would pain your shoulders and neck regions. The severity of tension headaches can be extreme making someone suffering from it become sensitive to light and sounds; a clear symptom of a migraine coming around.
What causes tension headaches?
Several factors are responsible why a person might experience tension headaches
- Eye strain
- Lack of sleep
- Missed out meals
- Muscular tension
Are there any preventive measures that you can do?
Yes there are preventive measures that you can do to avoid tension headaches. Studies have shown that aside from the building muscle tension that your body might be experiencing, your stress and anxiety can be doing a lot worse on your body by releasing stress chemicals like adrenaline and reducing the relaxing chemicals like endorphins in your body.
At the first signs of your headache and you feel that it’s a kind caused by tension or being stressed out, don’t immediately go to your medicine cabinet to take out a painkiller. Instead, choose to work out preventive ways so that you can avoid stress the better way.
- Accept the fact that you’re having a headache. You’ll feel better this way rather than denying you’re not feeling well and that you can still do it when a hammer is like banging at the back of your head.
- Know the reasons/factors that caused your headaches. You can easily beat your enemy if you know what they are and what they can do to you. Avoid what triggers your headache and tension by going back to what happened before you had that throbbing pain in your head, muscle shoulders and neck.
- Eat healthy. Certain foods are proven to release relaxing hormones in your body to keep your stress out of your system. Besides, no kind of meds would beat the benefits of healthy food in your plate.
- Sleep well. Sleep deprivation is guilty of so many health related issues and illness, avoid it by enjoying your bed for at least 6 hours in the night if you can’t make the recommended 8 hours.
- Drink yourself to rehydration. If your office offers free coffee by the minute, forget it. Coffee is diuretic; it makes you feel thirsty and is actually throwing your hormones out of balance. Instead of hydrating your body, coffee is actually a dehydrating drink like alcohol is. Choose water instead. They’re the best drink you can have to calm your heart and make your brain get enough oxygen to function well.
- When your headaches/migraine strikes relax for a while. Don’t be afraid to stop doing what you’re doing to give yourself a little massage or simply relax. Just relax, take a deep breath in and you’ll feel a lot better after 5 minutes.
Go for stress management techniques. If the stressors you identified are always around you; your work, home, school, family problems and so on and so forth, you better work your way on stress management techniques. Meditation, yoga or simply performing a quick 15-minute exercise wherever you are would help you much in lessening your stress hormones from coming at you.
Learn more techniques in coping with headache and other mental health related issues by visiting calm clinic account at youtube.