Guide to Headache

Guide to Headache
 About 90% of the world from time to time suffer from headaches. However, only 10% of it is associated with certain diseases (lesions of the brain, spine, etc.). Experts identify several basic types of the disease.

Tension headache

If you feel monotonous, squeezing and aching, and this creates the impression that his head caught in a vise or put on her helmet narrow - it seems that you have a tension headache. Illness is the result of fatigue, nervous shock, emotional stress, excitement and hard work. Nervous system, while under the influence of stress, does not give the muscles to relax, and they, in turn, compress the head, neck and shoulders. This type of pain is the most common and is seen in 8-9 out of 10 people.

To avoid suffering, do not forget about the rest, during the time to consider the elementary workout, spend more time in the air, and, being in a stressful situation, do not stop taking sedatives.


If you wake up with a headache and notice that it is worse after exercise; painful hit most nape; in the morning observed swelling of the face and bags under the eyes - this indicates hypertension. The pain arises due to the narrowing of blood vessels of the brain. Hypertension - a very dangerous disease which threatens stroke. This kind of headache occurs when the lower number on the blood pressure monitor exceeds 110-120, and the top - 190-200.

It is necessary to keep the situation under control and to take antihypertensive drugs.

Beam pain

This type of headache is typically attacks night. Stinging and throbbing pain strikes the eye area, brow, temples, forehead, crown, and may also be given in the ear and jaw. It is felt in the same half of the head and face. Seizures may be accompanied by red and watery eyes, unhealthy blush face and sweating. Pain extend from half an hour to several hours and can be repeated 2-3 times a day. Sometimes the attacks last from several weeks to several months, then disappear for a long time.

Beam type of pain in the majority of cases occur in men aged 20-30 years.

To avoid attacks must be against the abuse of tobacco and alcohol, as well as monitor mode. Change in the normal rhythm of life often provokes an attack.


If you are experiencing bouts of severe throbbing pain on both sides or one side of the head, the pain pierces the forehead, eyes, temples and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tremor, and increased sensitivity to light and sound, it means that you are suffering from migraine. It can occur due to emotional stress, changes in the weather, exhausting exercise, feeling hungry, stay in a noisy place, drinking, smoking. Brain vessels expand and contract, creating a throbbing pain. Migraine, tend to suffer the fair sex, and disease often inherited.

Try to maintain emotional balance, sleep at least 8 hours and do not abuse addictions.


Water treatments to help prevent migraine attacks. Take contrast shower and visit the pool several times a week.

Alleviate the suffering of migraine and cluster headache, you can use contrasting compresses. To do this you need two towels and water. Apply to painful areas in the first 30 seconds depressed hot towel, then cold. Then increase the time to 2 minutes.

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