Merriam Webster dictionary defines headache as a ache or pain in the head. Headaches are very common. Headaches can be caused by so many factors. For example, headache could be caused by illnesses or underlying medical conditions.
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Headaches can also be caused by other factors like stress, etc. Headaches can be mild, moderate or, severe. There is nothing more annoying than having a banging headache that interrupts your plans and activities or, slows you down.
People usually take drugs like, paracetamol to relieve headaches. But studies have shown that, taking too much paracetamol can cause liver problem. So, instead of taking drugs at the slightest sign of an headache, it is better to also try non medical approach to relieving headaches.
Here Are Four (4) Natural Ways To Relieve Headaches Without Taking Drugs.
1.Take Hot Shower: naturally, showers acts like medicine which is why people feel refreshed after taking a shower. People who are experiencing headache due to factors like, stress should take a hot bath.
Showering with hot water helps to relieve the muscle tensions. When the muscles are relaxed they could relieve headaches. Makes sure that you pour the water in the back of your neck.
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2. Drink a Lot Of Water: there is a popular saying in Igbo language, which translates to "water is life" in English. Some headaches can be caused by dehydration.
So, drinking a lot of water will hydrate the body, muscles and nerves which in turn can help to remedy the headache.
3. Drink A Cup Of Coffee: as stated earlier, headaches can be caused by a number of factors. According to studies, headaches are often caused by the expanding of blood vessels.
However, caffeinated coffee contains caffeine which helps to bring the expended blood vessels back to their normal size which may help to relieve headaches.
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4. Get Enough Sleep: not sleeping well can cause sleep deprivation and sleep deprivation is is very bad to the health and can cause a lot of health issues including headaches. It is important to sleep for at least seven hours.
However, according to Healthline, it is important not to oversleep because, oversleeping can also trigger headaches.
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NOTE: if your headache persists make sure you go to the hospital for professional treatment.
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