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Some of the Most Common Causes of Headaches and Migraines

By Kathy | Natural Health and Wellness Writer   •   4 minute read

Some of the Most Common Causes of Headaches and Migraines

A bad headache can certainly ruin your day. Plus, it’s hard to focus and get things done. Knowing about and avoiding possible triggers can help avert or alleviate this pain. Here are some common causes of headaches or migraines.

Stress

When your body is in a state of stress, your brain is activated to release stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones increase your heart rate and blood sugar levels, decrease your digestive functions, and cause your muscles to tense. This can result in a headache.

Releasing yourself from key stressors can help. Exercise, meditation, and creating art are three great ways to help get your mind away from your worries. Using alternative medicine for managing stress, such as a homeopathic anxiety supplement, will assist in averting pain and keeping the body and mind at ease.

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Muscle Tension

Tight muscles, especially in the neck, can lead to a headache. Tension impedes ideal fluid flow. Oxygen and nutrient rich blood flows to the head less readily, and waste materials are removed less efficiently. Waste accumulation in your tissues alerts your nerves, which can respond with pain.

Further, tightness can cause nerve impingements with a painful response.

A variety of gentle neck and head stretches can help relieve tightness and reduce headaches. Heating pads can also soften tissue to ease aching. Peacefulí combines natural ingredients known to help relax muscles and ease muscle and body tension.

Overexertion

Strenuous exercise can cause your head to hurt. In response to your body’s need for increased blood flow, your blood vessels dilate during physical activity. This pressure can cause a headache.

It can further be exacerbated during hot weather or if you are in high altitudes. Drinking plenty of water, getting your needed electrolytes, and doing a warm-up before exercise can help lessen the risk of an overexertion headache.

Homeopathic cell salts are smart mineral remedies offering gentle doses of all 6 key electrolytes and more vital minerals. They are easy to absorb and effective in helping the body get the hydration and electrolyte balance it needs. Cellergy is a combination of all 12 cell salts in form of an oral spray. Take two sprays three to four times a day and follow up with a glass of water or add the sprays to your water bottle.

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Sensory Overstimulation

The environment we live in is full of sounds, smells, visual, mental, and physical stimuli. It can all become overwhelming and cause a headache. Some people are especially sensitive to overstimulation. Reducing the stimuli by spending time in nature, socializing with friends, and taking regular digital fasts can certainly help.

Missing Sleep

A lot of people these days are not getting enough sleep. This can be caused by stress, worrying, aches, hormone imbalances, or a poor diet. Unfortunately, a lack of sleep can lead to a headache. And to make matters worse, a headache can in turn lead to a lack of sleep (1).

Some ways to improve sleep are to relieve stressors, reduce tension, and get regular exercise. Melatonin is an important hormone produced in the brain that facilitates sleep and some people have found a melatonin supplement can help. 

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Food and Drink

Certain foods can be a trigger for head pain, including alcohol, excessive sugar, processed carbohydrate-high junk food, wine, and coffee. Eating poorly with a lack of proper nutrition can cause pains.

Further, going too long without food or water can be troublesome. When you are hungry, your brain releases hormones that raise your blood pressure and cause your blood vessels to tighten. Further, low blood sugar levels from not eating can lead to dizziness. These are a well-known cause of headaches and migraines.

Dehydration happens when your body does not get the water it needs for necessary bodily functions. Your brain will tell your body to constrict blood vessels, which can lead to a headache.

Homeopathy Store offers a bundle with Peacefulí, Cellergy, and Melatonin to help you relax, hydrate your body, and get a good night's sleep. 

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In Summary…

There are a variety of common causes of headaches or migraines. Stress, muscle tension, excessive physical exertion, sensory overstimulation, missing sleep, and not getting the nutrients and hydration your body needs are all factors. Homeopathic and natural remedies help relieve stress and tension, improve sleep, and help your body get the nutrients it needs.

If you are experiencing prolonged or intense headaches you cannot get rid of, please consult with your doctor.

References:

  1. Kelman, L., & Rains, J. (2005). Headache and Sleep: Examination of Sleep Patterns and Complaints in a Large Clinical sample of Migraineurs.

Please note: Content and product descriptions are grounded in natural wellness and traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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