Headache - Learn About Its Causes and Remedies
Have you ever suffered from a headache? If yes, then you know how uncomfortable it could be. Headaches can paralyze you for days, weeks and even months! Headaches can make your life miserable. But despite the fact that more than 10 million Americans suffer from headaches, traditional medicine cannot really offer a cure. Because the most common approach is simply giving a pill to treat the symptoms, it looks like we might be doomed to a lifetime of Excedrin and days lost. Is there anything else that can be done?dureri de cap
The primary category of headaches can be migraine headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches etc. Of these the migraine headache is very widespread. Both sexes suffer migraines but after puberty it is said that women are more prone to migraines than men. A rarer kind of headache is the cluster headache which is a sharper kind of pain that seems to occur many times a day and goes on for many months. It is found more in men between 28 and 30 years of age.
According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 30 million people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions of people world wide suffer from migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are caused by enlarged blood vessels in the brain, causing severe pain and contributing to sympathetic responses from other parts of the body.
The reduction in the frequency of migraines amongst study subjects varied from 37% to 62%. And, this was with almost no side effects. Minor stomach upset was the only side effect reported and that was in a small segment of of both the herb and placebo groups. Although butterbur is currently considered as safe to take with other migraine remedies you should always consult your healthcare professional before embarking on any new treatment regime.
Avoid eating out if possible, but if you must, choose carefully at salad bars and/or order preservative-free meat with no seasoning (only salt and pepper). Ordering vegetables and meat may be fine as well as long as no spices are used to season or preservatives used. Avoid salad dressings (plain olive oil with salt and pepper is great), prepared sauces, processed and frozen foods, soups (unless you are careful about checking the label), baked goods unless you know for certain that it contains no malt or monosodium glutamate, and anything with artificial sweetener in it. Avoid meats that are processed or contain any preservatives.
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