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Headache Types, Causes, and Cures

December 10th, 2012


By: Chad Melius

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Our slogan says what this website is all about. We give you useful information about headaches. What are the symptoms and causes of each headache type? If there isn’t any known headache cure, we will at least give you a method of headache prevention or relief.

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Often times, we will put up a post on a topic that our readers want to know about. We can gauge your interest by looking at our statistics on what you are searching for. But you can help us decide what our next post should be by submitting a comment. Or send us a private message from our Contact Page.

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Understanding Migraine Headaches

May 22nd, 2016


Understanding Migraine Headaches

by Guest Author, Christian Goodman

When you say you have a headache, technically speaking, it isn’t your head that’s hurting. Did you know brain tissues and skull bones don’t have the nerve fibers that are sensitive to pain and therefore can’t generate the sensation of pain? So why does your head hurt with a migraine?

Migraine headaches have something to do with the blood vessels, that is why they are called vascular headaches. When you are experiencing migraine, your temporal artery is enlarged, which is located just under the skin at your temple. When this happens, it makes the tiny nerve fibers twisted around it to release chemicals.

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The chemicals released cause pain, inflammation, and further enlargement of the temporal artery. The greater the swelling, the worse your pain becomes. So why does this artery enlarge to the point of causing severe pain?

The answer may lie in another naturally occurring chemical in the body. There are two major neurotransmitters in the brain that control blood vessel size, and one of them is Serotonin. Studies have shown that before a migraine occurs, there is a high level of serotonin. During the migraine, its level drops to an abnormally low level.

While the actual cause of migraines remains a mystery, researchers are looking at a genetic predisposition, since migraine sufferers tend to run in families. They’re hoping to find a definitive answer in the near future.

Not only are the migraine sufferers the only ones impacted by this incapacitating headache. The American Academy of Pain Medicine said that approximately 150 million workdays are lost each year because of this. This translates to an annual cost to businesses of 5-17 billion dollars.

Everyone is affected by this debilitating headache, not just the sufferers. The missed work and productivity lost is becoming a significant burden to the general public. Migraine headaches are suffered by 28 million people in this country, and females are the ones more often to get them, although men suffer them too.

The problem persists because migraines remain underdiagnosed and often untreated. Doctors miss the diagnosis of migraine headaches in more than half the people who have them. Too often, when treatment is prescribed, it isn’t effective.

One reason why treatments are not effective is that most doctors prescribe pills for the headache. The problem with pills is that migraines usually stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, the one that controls the ‘fight or flight’ mechanisms in the body.

When the sympathetic nervous system is activated, it postpones the emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine, preventing any absorption into your system. So instead of getting broken down and absorbed, the pills just sit in your stomach.

There is another solution though. The Migraine and Headache Relief program is a simple to use program that’s given thousands of migraine sufferers amazing results. It doesn’t require the body to be able to absorb or process anything during the stressful time of a migraine attack.

The Migraine and Headache Relief Program requires several simple exercises that takes only a few minutes a day to do. It effectively reduces and in many cases completely eliminates the threat of migraines. Use the program and reclaim your life!

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Christian Goodman is a popular alternative health researcher, and the creator of the Natural Health Blog. His latest work is the natural migraine headache treatment, which has now helped thousands of people get relief from their migraine headache naturally.

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Detox Headaches & How To Deal With Them

November 25th, 2014


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This short video shows two ways to relieve a headache experienced when undergoing a detoxification.

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In the second installment of the video series on his 21 Day Purification Program, Dr. Todd Narson explains how he deals with soothing the pain of detox headaches. He does this without using pain medicines, since they would interfere with the detox process. Two methods are described: ice and moist heat.

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Headache News – Snippets From Recent Articles

October 24th, 2014


Here are some brief teasers from recent articles on headaches – teen headaches, headache location, headache food triggers, botox headache treatment, and a headache quiz. Read more …

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Sinol Headache Relief Spray

September 24th, 2014


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Sinol Headache Nasal Spray is the first FDA registered all natural nasal spray developed for migraine, cluster, and tension headaches. It contains all natural ingredients; it is safe; and it is not addictive. One of these ingredients, capsaicin, is from the pepper plant. Capsaicin is a clinically proven analgesic, or pain reliever. Read more …

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Cluster Headaches – Symptoms and Treatment

August 27th, 2014


By: Chad Melius

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Cluster headaches occur in clusters, and may last for months. They are the most painful type of headache, and cause a horrible pain on one side of the head, near the eye. Although there is no cure, these headaches can sometimes be prevented. If incurred, attacks can be made shorter and less painful. Read more …

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Sinus Headache Relief

July 21st, 2014


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Dr. Gemma Newman talks about how to get rid of a sinus headache. First she explains about sinusitis, what brings it on, and how to tell if it is the cause of your headache. Then, the topic of the video – different methods of sinus headache relief.

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Sinus Headaches – Symptoms and Treatment

June 21st, 2014


By: Chad Melius

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Sinus headaches often go hand in hand with sinusitis, which is caused by swollen tissues that prevent the sinuses from draining. Sinusitis can be induced by allergies, the common cold, a change in temperature, and many other factors.

Sinus Headache Symptoms

How do you know what kind of headache you are experiencing? Even doctors can confuse a sinus headache with other varieties that have similar symptoms. Read more …

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Mycratine Migraine Relief

May 28th, 2014


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Mycratine Migraine Relief is a fast-acting formula that activates neurological receptors in the brain to relieve migraine headaches. It does not contain any pain medication. Instead, it utilizes a patented SNRA nictotine molecule. This molecule, when delivered in small doses, provides fast-acting, long-lasting migraine relief. Read more …

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ProSource Acupressure Set

August 19th, 2013


ProSource Acupressure Set

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Acupressure Mats are great for people looking for natural relief from migraines & headaches. They work by stimulating points per Chinese traditional medicine. They activate the bodys own production of endorphins and oxytocin, the body’s own pain-relieving and feel-good hormones, which have a natural calming and soothing effect on the mind and body. Read more …

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About Adderall and Headaches

July 2nd, 2013


By: Chad Melius

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This article was written to provide some help for those people whose doctors prescribed Adderall for them, and find that they are experiencing headaches as a result of this medication.

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a stimulant used in the treatment of ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ). This is a disorder characterized by inattentiveness and impulsiveness. Read more …

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