Headaches are very common. Indeed, around 50% of people experience a headache at least once a year. Headaches are a part of life for some people. And while for a lot of people a headache is an unwelcome inconvenience, for some it can be downright agonizing. Frequent, intense cases of headaches can even have a severe negative impact on a person’s quality of life. It can leave them incapacitated and unable to go to work or perform other important chores.
While some painkillers can work to a degree, many people will find they have little to no effect at all. This leaves us having to try and take other measures to relieve the situation. This article takes a closer look at how we can achieve that.
Although headaches often seem to appear for no reason, the cause is sometimes fairly easy to spot and treat. If you can identify the cause, treating the cause could help your headache to go away in no time. Below are some of the most common underlying causes of headaches.
It can be easier to become dehydrated than you might think, especially if you’re in a warm environment and/or exercising. Dehydration is also one of the main causes of headaches. Asides from a headache, other symptoms of dehydration include:
- A dry mouth and lips
- Darkly colored urine with a strong odor
- Muscle cramps
- Heart palpitations
If you are dehydrated then the simple solution is to drink water as soon as possible. If drinking water does not overcome dehydration then you should speak with a doctor.
- Sleep disorders
Not being able to sleep properly is another potential cause of a headache, while it can also cause a range of other unwelcome symptoms. If you have difficulty falling asleep at the right time or if you keep on waking up at night, you should consider speaking with a sleep expert to get to the root of the problem. Not only will getting enough sleep help deal with headaches, but it will also help you to feel a lot fresher and happier in general.
Anemia is a condition where there is not enough oxygen in the blood – usually due to a lack of iron in your diet. In addition to headaches, symptoms of anemia include:
- Weakness and fatigue
- Pale skin
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Cold extremities
- Irregular heartbeats
Anemia is usually fairly easy to treat and a change in diet is often all that’s needed. It is still something that should compel you to speak with your doctor regardless.
- Digital Eye Strain
Being in front of a screen for long periods will force the eyes to focus on a particular spot for long periods. This straining can put pressure on the muscles that control the focus of the eyes, and this can lead to headaches.
If you do use a screen for long periods then try and take breaks occasionally, and even just looking away from the screen for a while can help. Allow your eyes’ muscles some time to relax and recover before sitting back in front of a screen again.
Steps You Should Take
Regardless of the cause, you would want a headache to go away sooner rather than later. Here’s a look at how you can do that.
- Use CBD Edibles For Pain Management
A wide range of types of hemp edibles are known to have pain-killing properties and are able to help relieve people of headaches. They also have other benefits such as helping to relieve people of anxiety and improving appetite. CBD edibles are readily available, and can also help you to feel in a better mood regardless of headaches.
- Have Cold Water When Out
Make sure you have plenty of water with you, especially when outside on a warm day. And make sure to drink occasionally even if you’re not feeling particularly thirsty. Drinking enough will help to prevent you from becoming dehydrated in the first place. If you do start showing symptoms of dehydration then make sure you drink something straight away.
- Try Alternative Therapies
Have a look online to see what alternative therapies are available for headaches. Most therapies are safe, easy to use, and cost little if anything at all.
Some people might find yoga useful, and yoga can also help people feel better overall. Acupuncture is another alternative therapy that some people might find helpful, while many people claim that aromatherapy helps. You could also try changing your diet, and keep a diary of what you eat to help you identify any foods that might be causing the problem.
Countless people around the world suffer from headaches and many struggle to find a solution that helps. Even our most advanced medicines are often ineffective, leaving people having to look for alternatives instead.
The good news is that there are alternatives that may just work for you. Once such alternative is CBD, which many people believe is very effective. CBD is affordable and easy to use, while it can also be beneficial to you in other ways. It could well be the answer to your prayers, and can help provide a considerable boost in the quality of your life.