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    Common causes of headache and their remedies

    Munira Fudai

    ANN/THE DAILY STAR – Colds and flu, being exposed to too much sunlight, known allergies, eyesight issues and periods can all cause headaches.

    Head pains might be pesky but they somehow become more tolerable when one knows they will happen.

    It is only when they get triggered without a reason or come out of the blue that they become all the more intolerable.

    Thankfully, there are ways in which one can spot the more uncommon triggers and ease the irritating and painful ailment.

    POOR POSTURE

    This one calls for an A-ha moment. No one would make the association between a slouch and a headache but when one thinks about it, it makes so much sense.

    The pain that can start at the base of the neck due to a bad posture can easily travel up to the head and into the face and forehead. If your work has you sitting for long hours, try to take breaks in-between and be mindful about the posture when you do have to sit at a stretch.

     

    If you need to be on the phone for a long time, opt for a headset instead of tilting the head towards the neck all the time.

    HUNGER

    This is something we are mostly all familiar with but cannot automatically connect the dots when it comes to it.

    Hunger can lower blood sugar levels and hunger hormones can tighten blood vessels, bringing about a headache or even migraine. Prevention, of course, means eating small meals to nourish your body regularly and drinking plenty of water.

    COLD WEATHER

    As the barometric pressure drops, the cold can induce ear and sinus pains.

    These pains can be especially painful if the cold air dries out the sinus membranes.

    Those suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, can have it worse than the others, especially when the weather turns.

    Stress management and giving your body enough rest can help prevent headaches brought on by weather changes.

    RELAX TIMES AFTER STRESS

    Ever wondered why your body just gives up after a prolonged period of stress?

    This is because stress levels can somehow take you through the roughest times but the sharp decline in the emotion can rapidly release neurotransmitters to blood vessels, constricting and dilating them, and bringing about a headache.

    Avoid sleeping in and remain active over the weekend to avoid this sort of a headache.

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