The best remedy for headaches: how to make the right choice

July 15, 2014

 the best cure for a headache
 The best remedy for headaches can not be the same for all, since the causes of headache in different people tend to be different. Headache, occurring occasionally, may withdraw funds from the usual headaches. If you are constantly worried about the headache, it is best to consult a doctor and determine the cause of this phenomenon.


What is a headache

A headache may have different causes, and therefore it can be divided into vascular (associated with spasm or sudden dilation of blood vessels), neurogenic (occurring during stimulation of nerve receptors located in the brain) and muscle (a consequence of muscle tension, head and neck, or nervous strain).

To eliminate the headaches of any kind are used drugs that eliminate the underlying disease (etiological treatment), the mechanism of headache (pathogenetic therapy) and simple analgesics (symptomatic treatment).


The best remedy for headaches of vascular origin

Headache vascular origin and can have different causes: increased blood pressure (BP), lower blood pressure, cerebral vasospasm, a dramatic expansion of the blood vessels of the brain (migraine). And the treatment of these types of headaches require different drugs.

Headache against high blood pressure requires a full examination of the patient and exclusion of diseases such as various renal failure, endocrine disorders and so on. If any of the diseases caused by high blood pressure, it is treated (etiological treatment). If any other disease, except for a persistent increase in blood pressure, have been identified, the patient is diagnosed with hypertension and appointed pathogenetic treatment, the vast mechanisms of developing high blood pressure. Some medications are selected individually.

If low blood pressure is usually assigned tonic medicines: tincture of ginseng, lemongrass. The best remedy for headaches with low blood pressure - drugs that have caffeine in their composition (eg askofen, tsitramon).

When the headache of vascular origin necessarily prescribe nootropics which improve the supply of oxygen to the brain (piracetam, Phenibutum).

A migraine attack can be removed by taking any painkiller - analginum or group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs - ketorol, Nise, diclofenac Diclofenac - relieve inflammation and pain  Diclofenac - relieve inflammation and pain
   and so on). If this does not take medicines that cause a spasm of the blood vessels of the brain - ergotamine, dihydroergotamine. A good remedy for migraine headache - sumatriptan - this drug is quickly and effectively causes a spasm of cerebral vessels.


The best cure for a headache of neuralgic origin

Neuralgic headaches occur against the background of constant irritation of nerve receptors located in the brain. This occurs, for example, increase or decrease in intracranial pressure, the pressure in the veins of the brain tumors. Neuralgic headaches can be amplified if the patient is still sick some illness (viral infection, sore throat Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?  Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?
 , Allergic disease, etc.). There is a growing headache and overcooling.

To remove neuralgic headache, prescribe medications that affect the underlying disease, drugs that suppress the spread of pain impulses from the major centers of pain (antiepileptic drugs, such as finlepsin).

Symptomatic therapy - is analgesic drugs (NSAIDs, analgin, pentalgin and so on).


A good remedy for headaches of muscular origin

Headache muscle origin usually develops on the background of emotional tension or high mental stress. The best remedy for headaches in this case - a clear assignment of the regime of the day with the release time for relaxing during the day and night of sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 , positive emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code
   and the absence of stress.

Will the appointment of sedative drugs (tranquilizers), which are selected individually depending on the patient. So easily excitable patients prescribed medication with a predominance of inhibition (relanium) inhibited - with a predominance of excitation of the central nervous system (Grandaxinum). When depression that often accompany muscular headaches prescribed antidepressants (amitriptyline).

With this type of headache irritation of the nerve endings causes reflex spasm of blood vessels. That is why sometimes the best medicine for headaches of muscular origin - a drug with antispasmodic properties, relieves spasms of cerebral vessels (papaverine, no-spa).

Headache can be caused by different reasons, so the best cure for a headache should be individualized.

Galina Romanenko

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Headache in the forehead - causes and methods of disposal

July 17, 2014

  • Headache in the forehead - causes and methods of disposal
  • Triggers
  • Treatment

 headache in the forehead
 Worldwide, several hundred million people suffer from chronic headaches - and it is only those people who were treated with such pain to the doctor; the real number could be much higher. The most common option when a headache in the forehead; pain may be localized in the center of the forehead, or on the sides, near the temples (most often on one side). Often patients complain of pain in the temples, but the pain in other parts of the head, such as head, is rare and usually the result of trauma and certain diseases.


Types of headaches in the forehead

Currently there are about 150 types of headache. The most common ones are:

  • Tension headaches or headaches tenzionnye

For this disorder is characterized by weak or moderate, dull, pressing pain that can be felt in the center of the forehead or on the sides (in the latter case, there is a feeling as if something was squeezing his head). This is the most common type of headaches among adults and adolescents. Along with a headache, patients may experience symptoms such as chronic fatigue Chronic fatigue - if life is not a pleasant experience  Chronic fatigue - if life is not a pleasant experience
 , Sleep disturbances, trouble concentrating, sensitivity to noise. Tension headaches can be episodic (from such pain patients suffer less than fifteen days a month) and chronic (more than fifteen days a month). The intensity of chronic pain can vary during the day, but they are rarely full.

Women suffer from tenzionnyh headaches more often than men. Episodes of chronic pain can last up to 60-90 days.

The most likely cause of this type of headache is the long tension of muscles on the back of the neck, which can be caused by insufficient rest, improper posture, anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 , Hunger and overexertion. Trigger headaches can also be a variety of factors causing stress, for example, an argument with family, childbirth, exam preparation or competition, job change, dismissal, lack of free time, perfectionism, lack of sleep, and so on. However, it often happens that tension headaches occur against the background of the general welfare, and to establish their causes fails.

  • Migraine

This is a severe headache, which can be localized in the forehead, on the left or right side of the head, and sometimes patients complain that during migraine attacks have hurt the whole head .  The attack may begin with mild, dull pain, which after a while becomes a pulsating and very intense .  Typically, headache worse with any physical activity, but it does not pass, even if the patient does not move .  Other symptoms of migraine can be extreme sensitivity to light, noise and / or odor, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, feeling of heat or cold in the body, which is independent of the ambient temperature, paleness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, diarrhea .  The exact cause of migraines is still unknown .  According to one of the most popular theories, different triggers stimulate abnormal brain activity, and this leads to a change in the functioning of the blood vessels in the brain .

The development also affects the genetics of migraine; There are types of migraine associated with congenital abnormalities in specific brain regions.

Migraine attacks can last from four hours to three days; most patients might be from one to four episodes a month.

  • Sinus headaches

This symptom is often accompanied by various types of sinusitis; pain in the forehead usually occurs in patients with sinusitis (inflammation of the frontal sinuses, located above the eyebrows). Typically, the pain is particularly severe when the person bends over. Other symptoms of sinusitis can be fever, swelling of the face and a bad cold.

  • Headaches associated with hormonal fluctuations

They decided to allocate a separate category. They may be associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause, and sometimes with hormonal drugs. Most of these pains are felt in the center of the forehead, and there are mild or moderate, and blunt, sometimes pulsating.

  • Chronic progressive headaches

This term headaches that eventually amplified and occur more often. They are rare and may be the result of various diseases.


Causes of headaches in the forehead

We feel a headache because of the signals that pass between the brain, blood vessels, and surrounding nerves.

When nerves are activated headache associated with certain blood vessels or muscles, and send pain signals to the brain.

However, not always clear why this is happening.

Usually headaches in the forehead that appear suddenly, are a result of certain diseases, such as colds or flu. The causes of pain can become diseases such as sinusitis, pharyngitis and otitis media. In some cases, the pain in the front of the head is a result of injury or disease, such as cancer. Among the possible causes of headaches - brain cancer, brain aneurysm, glaucoma Glaucoma - a perspective possible blindness  Glaucoma - a perspective possible blindness
 , Encephalitis, blood clots in the blood vessels of the brain (sometimes a consequence of this, it becomes a stroke), dental disease, dehydration, brain concussion, carbon monoxide poisoning, hangovers, meningitis Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges  Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges
 , Giant cell arteritis, intracranial hematoma, panic attacks, toxoplasmosis, trigeminal neuralgia.