Most people experience an occasional headache that is relieved by an over-the-counter pain medication. However, if you have headaches that frequently affect your ability to function, don’t assume that there’s no solution. Work with your physician or a specialist to identify what type of headaches you have so you can
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Most people think melatonin is just for sleep disorders and jet lag, but a new review article reveals a promising treatment option for melatonin. The research shows melatonin benefits include IBS pain relief and more.
An ice pick headache—the type that causes a stabbing pain and usually centers in the temple area or around the eyes—is very rare. For most people, thankfully, it’s brief. In 80 percent of ice pick headache sufferers, symptoms last from one to 10 seconds. For those prone to ice pick
Research shows that even the way you deal with daily hassles like sitting in a traffic jam or fixing your leaking sink might have a huge impact on your health later in life.
Encapsulated oil of peppermint benefits IBS symptoms (abdominal pain, bloating, and gas), while topical peppermint oil is effective for headaches and much more! Learn the dosage for these natural peppermint treatments here.
The first thing that might surprise you is that what causes headaches isn’t related to anything going on in your brain—in fact, your brain doesn’t feel pain, because it doesn’t have any pain receptors (the nerve endings that are found throughout the body, and that transmit pain signals). But your
Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches.
More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a
A tension headache can be short and episodic (lasting for about 30 minutes and occurring on 10 to 15 days every month) or chronic (a more severe version that lasts for a day or longer, and occurs more frequently). The onset of chronic tension headaches is usually preceded by the
For most of us, an occasional headache is nothing more than a minor inconvenience. But for some, headaches can strike repeatedly. At their most benign, these headaches are the result of lifestyle and behavioral factors, and addressing these factors can significantly improve quality of life. In other cases, a headache
As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on “auto pilot” forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers, but some of these can cause harmful side effects in older adults—in fact,