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Constant Headache? Your Body is Telling You Something About Your Health

Generally, getting headaches are common amongst people. The causes of headaches are also very normal. It has been observed that women tend to mainly suffer from nagging, throbbing headaches. Often, headaches are caused due to simple reasons. These include staying up late, walking under the hot sun and/or stressing over exam or work.

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Headaches cause a lot of pain on forehead and head. Yet, in reality the pain from headaches is not due to pain in the brain. Typically, the brain informs you about the aches and pains in different parts of the body. However, the brain itself does not feel any pain.

Kids Health website has reported that headaches occur in blood vessels, muscles and nerves of head and neck. When muscles and/or blood vessels get swollen and tighten, the surrounding nerves get stimulated and pressurised. As a result, nerves send signals of rushing pain to the brain ending up in headaches. After going through the above information, you realise how you get headaches.

Since headaches are not caused by the brain itself. Here are implications of general health. You should take care to cure various health conditions caused due to internal and/or external stimuli.

1. You are Anemic

Severe anemia causes headache. Fortunately, if you have iron-deficiency anemia, it's curable by increasing iron intake.

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2. You are Stressed

Stress and depression are leading causes to getting constant headaches. When you frequently get headaches, you should analyse what is going on in your life. You might notice you experience stress causing situations often or in daily basis. You need to deal with these stressful situations or find an alternate solution. Thereafter you would be able to lead a life with no headaches.

3. Your Blood pressure might be Higher

High blood pressure causes hypertension which leads to headaches. Maintain your blood pressure is normal to avoid migraines.

4. You are Dehydrated

Drink enough water, as dehydration may cause headaches and migrain. The exact reason associating water with getting headaches is still unknown. Yet, medical experts believe that drinking water and keeping hydrated helps in maintaining blood volumes. Blood supplies oxygen to all parts of the body including the brain. Hence, maintaining adequate blood volume by drinking water is recommended.

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5. You’ve Chronic Disease

Headache is common side effect of many chronic health issues like diabetes fibromyalgia and lupus. When you suffer from chronic headaches, you should consult your doctor. He/She should diagnose any underlying condition(s) that might be causing your severe headaches.

6. You have Brain issues

When you suddenly experience headaches you have never encountered you should seriously consider seeing your doctor. If you have never got headaches before, then you should go for brain scanning. This test helps in diagnosing if you are getting something as serious as brain tumour. In that case, your headache gets worse day by day and you live in agony.

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7. You need Rest and Break

When you do not get enough quality sleep, you can end up with serious headaches. This also occurs when your sleep pattern gets modified. Not getting sufficient sleep results in physical and mental exhaustion. Your body gets fatigued and directly impacts the tired mind that cannot concentrate. You should begin by taking a nap. Sometimes when you are too tired, it is impossible to naturally fall asleep. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor for medical advice.

8. Your Estrogen levels Dropped

Menstruation is one of the main migraine triggers in women. During menstruation, the increased level of estrogen causes severe headaches and migraines. Also, during perimenopause and postpartum, women get headaches from decreased level of estrogen. Hence, women are vulnerable to headaches whenever there is a change in level of estrogen.


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