Headache | Migraine | How To Get Rid Of Headaches


We all get headaches and the vast
majority of them and nothing to worry about in this video I’m going to teach you how to get rid of them and when you should seek medical attention so what can we do to stop headaches
well drink plenty water six to eight glasses a day avoiding missing meals
avoid drinking alcohol and when you can exercise now you can also take
paracetamol or ibuprofen to help with the pain but always speak to your pharmacist and read
the information leaflet to make sure that it’s suitable and safe to take it
also remember that if you’re taking the painkiller for 15 days or more per month
it can actually be causing your headache this is something called medication
overuse and I’ll leave more information about this in description below for you
now there’s also many things that can either bring on a headache or make it
worse and these are often overlooked by many patients so let’s run through them
tip number 1 now you may find that you work ten hours a day Monday to Friday
you get no headaches and on a weekend you wake up with a
pounding headache now this is all because your stress hormones are
dropping and you’re getting a rapid release of neurotransmitters so to avoid
these weekend headaches you need to try and sleep for seven to eight hours on a
weekend I know you’re tired I know you’ve worked really hard but this
oversleeping is causing the headaches also try and incorporate relaxing time
during your weekdays don’t just save it all for the weekend so try and incorporate
something like yoga throughout the week as well and this will help which moves
us on to tip 2 if you think housework is giving you headaches then you could be
right because many cleaning products perfumes air fresheners contain
chemicals that can bring on headaches so I guess it could be an excuse for you
not to do the cleaning now to fix this it’s pretty simple just avoid using
heavy smelling cleaning products and perfumes and air fresheners and things
like that also leave as many windows open as possible and it’s gonna help get
more fresh air in and more of the heavy smells out tip number 3 bright
lights flickering lights and even glare these can actually induce migraines by
increasing certain chemicals in the brain which activate the migraine center
now to fix this try wearing sunglasses polarized lenses also help with the
glare from monitors you can also try adjusting the brightness on your monitor
this will help with the glare or use a glass screen now if you’re working in an
office or somewhere that has fluorescent lights these tents of flicker so try and
use an alternative light source which will help with this which moves us on to
tip 4 posture now bad posture can cause tension in your back in your neck
and even in your shoulders and this can bring on headaches so instead try not to
sit down or stand up for long periods in the same position try to move around
more and try to sit upright as much as you can tip number 5 is all about
anger now we all get angry it’s normal but remember when you do get angry the
muscles in the back of your neck in your scalp
they tense and this can cause tension headaches so you need to find ways to
relax more so when you feel like you gonna get angry
take a deep slow breath in through your nose and out of your mouth I’ll also
leave some really useful links of different relaxation techniques all of
these are gonna help relax the muscles and reduce your risk of getting these
tension headaches tip number six food triggers now we’re
all different and different foods can affect us all differently whether common
triggers for headaches are cheese fizzy drinks and processed meats so keep a
food diary on your phone write down everything you eat when you eat it and
when you get a headache or a migraine then try and find a correlation and
then eliminate them foods for a month or two now I wouldn’t advise you to eliminate
a food forever until you consult your doctor and make them aware of this
now with headaches there are sometimes what we call red flags and these are
symptoms that you should look out for and seek medical attention for now
there’s quite a lot of these and it’s going to take me forever to explain on
video for you so what I will do is leave a full list in the description below and
I’d advise everyone to read it and that’s the end of this week’s video
headaches and never nice and I really hope my tips help you also if you have
any of your own tips leave a comment below for everyone else see you next
week we all get headaches and the vast majority of them are nothing really to.. tip
number one now you may work ten hours a week ten hours a day (Laughter) hey guys thanks for
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