here are a compilation of tips that are good to know if you’re prone to getting headaches:
Stop smoking. Smoking is a risk factor for several kinds of headaches. Even breathing cigarette or cigar smoke can trigger a headache for some people.
Limit alcohol. If you drink, limit your intake to an occasional drink or two. Beer and red wine are particular headache triggers for many people.
Sit up straight. Notice how you cradle the phone on your shoulder, how you carry your purse, how you sit behind the wheel of your car. Each of these can put undo strain on neck and shoulder muscles, leading to tension-type headaches.
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you should also try:
Taking a Hot Shower. Stand in the shower and allow the hot water to cascade down your neck and back. This should loosen your muscles and allow for better blood flow.
Using an Ice Pack. You can use an ice pack, a cold towel, a bag of frozen peas, or anything else that’s really cold. Apply this cold item to the back of your neck (or wherever the pain is located) and allow it to sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. This technique should help reduce any inflammation, not to mention help numb the pain a bit.
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other tips include:
- drinking water! dehydration is often a culprit when it comes to headaches.
- rest. that one’s obvious. stress and lack of sleep can result in headaches, so make sure you get to bed early!