How to Get Rid of Headaches

Headaches have become really rampage in our society these days due to stress and depression. In this post I am going to show you how to get rid of headache. Most people get headaches from time to time, whether they are mild annoyances or skull-crushing distractions. Treatment of headaches varies depending on the type of headache you are experiencing.

But in this post, I am going to stipulate some various methods and strategies, as well as long-term solutions for stopping the pain before it becomes uncontrollable and difficult to handle. However, this method or strategies will help to relieve the pain from you and also help to get rid of the headaches at once.

So not to waste much of your time, here are four ways to get rid of headache fast & relieve you from the pain associated with it.

1. Take an Over-The-Counter Pain Reliever

It is advisable to get an earlier treatment once you start noticing some symptom of headache. Take a dose of pain reliever you have purchased from a pharmacist shop, as soon as you start feeling the headache coming on. Earlier treatment is always better to address a headache. Even if you are already in the depths of misery, a quick dose of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen, aspirin or even a capsaicin nasal spray can take the edge off.

However, you have to be careful not to take medications daily unless you are told to do so by your doctor. If you frequently take headache medication more than three times a week, please consult a doctor. The more medication is used for treatment, the more tolerant of that medication a patient may become. This can lead to side effects such as a lower pain tolerance and increased occurrence of “rebound headaches.”

So to stop the rebound headaches, you have to reduce or stop taking the pain medication. Speak with a doctor to figure out how to effectively manage your medication.

2. Drink plenty of water

One of the major causes of headache is dehydration. Dehydration can lead to a severe headache, especially if you have vomited recently.  To get rid of the headache fast you will need to drink a large glass of water as soon as your head starts to hurt. You need to continue drinking small sips of water throughout the day until the pain subsidies. If you do so, you may gradually feel the pain start to ease off.

For men, you are expected to drink at least 13 cups (3 liters) of water a day. But for women, you are expected to drink at least 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water a day. You should drink more if you exercise frequently, if you live in a hot or if you live in a humid environment or if you have an illness that causes you to be vomiting always or if you have diarrhea, or if you are still breast-feeding (for nursing mothers).

It is also advisable not to drink water that is too cold if you already have a headache. Extremely cold or iced water can trigger migraines in some people, especially if they are already prone to migraine headaches.

3. Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation

You need to practice progressive muscle relaxation as this can help ease headache pain. However, other exercises you need focused on to get rid of headaches are relaxation, gentle yoga or meditation. This method can help to ease the pain and get rid of the headache. To practice this method, first, simply lie down in a comfortable position, close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Secondly, beginning at your forehead, tense all the muscles in a specific group for five seconds. Thirdly, relax the muscles and focus on the feeling of release that you experience in your muscles. The muscle groups to tense and relax include: forehead, eyes and nose, lips-cheeks-jaw, hands, arms, shoulders, back, stomach, hips and buttocks, thighs, feet and toes.

4. Do Neck Exercise

Neck exercise is another method of getting rid of headache. Stretching and strengthening your neck muscles can help relieve chronic headaches and pain associated with it. However, here is a simple routine to stretch your neck muscles:

To follow this method, first, slowly lower your chin to your chest without moving your shoulders. You should feel the stretch in the back of your neck. Return your head to the upright position.

Secondly, slowly twist your head to one side. Hold for 15-30 seconds. Return to facing forward, then repeat, looking the other direction. Return to looking straight ahead of you.

Thirdly, slowly lower your head so that your ear is approaching your shoulder (but do not lift the shoulder). Hold for 15-30 seconds. Lift your head to the upright position, then lower your other ear towards the shoulder and hold for 15-30 seconds.

And lastly, do not stretch to the point of pain. Repeat this exercise always as possible as you can so as to be able to get rid of the headache and relieve yourself from the pain associated with it.

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