Nearly everyone will experience a headache or several headaches at some point in their lives. This headache is not related to any other medical condition. These headaches are called primary headaches. They include migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Clients have sent me so many emails letting me know how my all-natural Migraine and Headache Relief program helped them to relieve tension and/or migraine headaches. This was all without the need for medication. However, I have received many emails recently from people suffering from cluster headaches.
Let me first describe the various types of primary headaches and their causes, symptoms, and possible treatments. Tension headaches are pain in the scalp, neck, and head. It can feel like you are pinching the area. This category accounts for more than 80% of headache sufferers. Tension headaches are twice as common in women than in men. Most people find the pain manageable and can continue with their daily lives without any interruptions.
Tension headache triggers include stress, anxiety, depression, poor posture, and lack of sleep. They can last for up to 30 minutes or even hours, but they can last up to a week. They can be episodic (lasting less than 15 consecutive days per month) and chronic (lasting more than 15 consecutive days per month). This type of headache is not usually treated with medication. This type of headache is often relieved by deep breathing exercises and relaxation exercises.
Migraine headaches are considered to be vascular. This is an abnormal sensitivity in the arteries that causes pain in the affected area. This is the second most common type of primary headache. This type of headache is caused when blood does not flow properly to the arteries. The arteries constrict and dilate rapidly. This causes a mild to severe throbbing sensation (including pain), which can be felt on one side of your head, but can spread to both.
Also, migraines are more common in women than in men. It is 3 times more common. Some people only feel mild throbbing or pain, but most suffer from severe pain that lasts for between 4 and 72 hours and can even last several weeks. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity and sensitivity of sound, light, smells, and sometimes an aura or other visual impairment. Some foods, such as wine, cheese, processed meats and chocolate, can trigger migraine symptoms. Some headache medications can also trigger migraine headaches. Deep breathing, relaxation exercises, and oxygen therapy are natural treatments.
This is the most common type of headache, but it is also the most painful. Because most traditional treatments don’t work, it is called the “suicide headache”. It is better to die than to suffer from it. Cluster headaches are named because cluster headaches tend to be more common. They can occur several times per day, each lasting the same amount of hours and occurring at the exact same time each day. They can last for weeks, then disappear and recur with the same intensity and frequency.
Cluster headaches can be more severe than tension or migraine headaches. They often occur without warning and only on one side (unilateral). The pain is behind the eye of any affected region. Although the pain lasts for an hour or less, headaches can strike multiple times per day. Cluster headaches are caused by abnormal blood flow in the affected area. This causes the blood vessels to dilate, which in turn places pressure on the trigeminal nervous system. This type of headache sufferers generally feel more relief if they are active than if they are motionless, as with tension headaches or migraines.
Did You Know?
Cluster headaches are five times more common in men than in women. Other symptoms include a drooping eyelid and watery eyes. Many doctors mistakenly diagnose cluster headaches with sinus headaches. Triggers include smoking, alcohol, stress and excessive snoring. Cluster headaches, like migraine headaches are either episodic or chronic.
Cluster headaches have a seasonal rhythm, meaning that they are more common in the spring and fall. The headaches will occur at the same time every day, often multiple times per day. Many headaches occur during REM sleep so sufferers will want to avoid sleeping and avoid the headache. Cluster headaches can be caused by sleep apnea, excessive snoring, or both. Studies have shown that headache symptoms are less common once snoring is stopped and apnea treated.