7 Different Types of Headaches and How to Treat Them ...

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Did you know that there are different types of headaches?

From tension headaches to migraines, there are all sorts of different headaches, and you've likely been affected by one or more.

Headaches can take you down for the whole day, making you lose hours of valuable time.2

They also make you miserable, killing your focus and leaving you in an awful funk.

As a migraine sufferer, I've always been interested in the physiology of headaches, since there's no known reason they even exist.

I might not have that question answered, but I can help you identify different types of headaches and how to treat them.2

1. Migraines

Naturally enough, I think migraines are one of the worst types of headaches.

They're just so all-encompassing, and they really do knock you out for the whole day – or several, sometimes.

The National Headache Foundation estimates that nearly 30 million people in America alone get migraines.

They come complete with nausea and vomiting (which, ick, sometimes actually makes them better, but is just awful while it's happening), trouble with vision, and serious sensitivity to bright lights and loud sounds.2

There are many natural remedies that can help, such as yoga, slow breathing, magnesium or B12 supplements, and meditation.

Some people go for over the counter relief from brands such as Excedrin, some people get such heinous migraines that they need prescriptions, and some people are turning to Botox, which is said to relieve the pain.

I think I'll be skipping that one, though.

2. Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are common, perhaps the most common, because everyone gets stressed.

If you have a tension headache, you'll know it by the steady feeling of pressure at your temples, the nape of your neck, or the back of your head.

If you're stressed, tense, or anxious, you're at risk.

They also occur when you have bad posture or spend a lot of time grinding your teeth or clenching.

Getting a massage can help, or even acupuncture.

Taking time to relax is most important.

You might even just lie back with a cool cloth over your eyes.

Again, many people also turn to remedies such as Excedrin or Ibuprofen.

If you're going OTC, look for a medicine that caters to tension headaches.

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