Remedies for Headache, the Most Common Problem

Headache is one of the most common health problems suffered by most of the people. Headaches can be classified into three main categories – tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches. There can be many reasons behind a headache such as physiologic changes in the head, constriction of blood vessels, abnormal neuron activities, genetic causes, excessive smoking, excessive drinking habit, due to lack of water in the body and so on.

There are about as many ways to banish a headache as there are ways to mute Chris Brown videos and play more hilarious songs over the top, so let’s start with the simplest and work to the more complex. A headache is basically like that “check engine” light in your car’s dashboard. It’s an annoyingly unspecific warning, but it can also usually be quelled with a minor adjustment. Or, you know, it could mean that your engine/head might be about to explode.

Dehydration can lead to a headache, especially if you’ve vomited recently or you’re hungover. Drink a tall glass of water as soon as your head starts to hurt, and try to continue drinking small sips throughout the day. You should gradually feel the pain start to ease.

If you can, try to lie down and relax for at least 30 minutes. Shut the blinds, turn off the lights, and focus on your breathing. Take a bowl of hot water and put some lavender oil to it and then inhale its vapor for a few minutes. This popular headache treatment must be repeated several times a day. Else you can even safely apply this herbal oil externally without the need to dilute it. Bear in mind that you must not take lavender oil orally.

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