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Investigation of Recurring Headaches

Investigation of Recurring Headaches

Do you feel discomfort when you put on your glasses or contact lens? Are your eyes being strained? Did you recently change the prescription?

If you answer yes to any one of these questions, than you (and others around the world) may suffer from headaches. Headaches can generally occur in any region of the head. They maybe throbbing, dull, sharp, occur gradually, and sometimes last for a couple of hours or days.

Causes of Headaches

Headaches can be of two types, Primary and Secondary. Primary headaches can occur because of over activity in the brain, and sometimes because of a slight defect in the structure of the head. Changes in the chemical activity of the brain can also be a cause. Primary headaches include cluster headaches, tension headaches, and migraines.

On the other hand, secondary headaches occur because of other conditions that could stimulate severe pains. Cause of secondary headaches can range from alcohol hangovers, brain tumors, dehydration, influenza, concussion, panic attacks, stress, to eyesight problems like glaucoma, sinusitis, carbon dioxide poisoning, temporomandibular disorders (a disorder that affects the muscles in the jaw, causing pains while people chew), sleep apnea, and so many other causes.

Treatment

The recommended ways to treat headaches caused by glasses or contact lens, is to ensure that you have proper fitting and the right prescriptions. You can also try some of these self-help tips to stop or reduce your headache.

  • Apply an ice pack or heat pack to the affected region on your head and neck.
  • Avoid stressing your eyes.
  • Consume regular meals; ensure that you maintain your blood sugar level.
  • If you have weak eyesight, meet an experienced ophthalmologist and get the right eyeglass for your eyesight.
  • If you wear contact lenses, ensure that you clean them regularly, and avoid their over use.
  • Regularly exercise your eyes.
  • Get regular sleep and take enough rest.

Alternative treatments could include meditation, herbal medications, chiropractic treatment, hypnosis, and acupuncture.

Sometimes, recurring headaches could arise because of deficiency in nutrients, particularly vitamin B, and magnesium. Ensure that you take multi-vitamins regularly. Increase water consumption. If you experience recurring headaches, ensure that you consult your physician.

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