A headache is a pain felt in the head that can range from mild to severe. Headaches generally occur in response to internal triggers such as hormones, low blood sugar, or TMJ and teeth grinding, or external triggers such as toxic overload, dehydration, food allergies, stress, changes in sleep patterns (too little or too much sleep), weather changes, chemical sensitivities, or caffeine.
These triggers prompt the brain to produce a variety of chemical messengers to cause the expansion of blood vessels surrounding the brain. As the blood vessels swell, they stretch the nerves that surround them, causing them to send signals to the trigeminal nerve in the brain, which relays pain messages from the head and face.
Some people develop migraines, headaches which occur at a regular frequency. In some cases, migraines are the result of toxins which a sluggish liver cannot process effectively.
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Prevent headaches by
- Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is a frequent cause of headaches.
- Check for food sensitivities and allergies. If you suspect that you have a food sensitivity, try an elimination diet: remove the suspected food for one week and then reintroduce it to see if headaches recur.
- If chronic neck tension or muscle pain are also a problem, visit a Registered Massage Therapist or a Chiropractor.