Do You Have a Child or Know of a Child Who Suffers from Headaches?

Headaches in children are often triggered by the same situations that stimulate headaches in adults: stress, anxiety, or minor head trauma. Sometimes the symptoms for headaches or migraines may vary in children. For example, migraines last for less than four hours in children, whereas they tend to last for longer than 4 hours in adults. It is a good idea to keep an eye out for migraine and headache symptoms in your children. 1). Migraine indicators are: - Throbbing head pain - Nausea - Vomiting - Abdominal pain - Sensitivity to light or sound 2). Tension headache indicators are: - A pressing tightness in the muscles of the head or neck - Pain not worsened b

4 Types of Headaches

What type of headache do you have? Let's take a look at the 4 Major Types. We are going to outline the symptoms, potential triggers, and what percentage of the population suffers from each type. 1. Migraines Migraines are characterized by an intense throbbing pain on one side of the head. Some side effects of a migraine are nausea, vomiting, numbness, partial loss of vision, or sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last for up to three days, and the attacks usually plague their victims for the rest of their lives. Some triggers of migraines include stress and anxiety, sleep disruption, hormonal changes, dehydration, bright lights, or loud noises. Women are three times more likely to

Will Exercising Help my Migraines?

Exercise can reduce both the frequency and intensity of migraines! When exercising, the body releases endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. Since stress and lack of sleep are migraine triggers, exercise can immensely help with keeping headaches away. Research evidence shows that regular exercise can activate multiple pain modulatory mechanisms, as well as perhaps dampen the underlying mechanisms that initiate a migraine attack. However, some people find they get migraines when exercising. Here are 3 easy steps you can take to ensure this doesn't happen to you: 1) Stay hydrated. If you sweat while working out, this is a good sign that you are drinking enough fluids. 2) Eat som

Music as a Creative Escape from the Pain of Migraines

German composer Richard Wagner suffered from migraines. He described his frequent attacks as the "main plague of his life." His opera Siegfried, written in 1857, resembles a vivid headache attack. The music begins as a low, pulsing rhythm and intensifies to a hammering beat. At one point in the opera, the character Mime cries out, "Compulsive plague! Pain without end!" In a letter addressed to fellow artist Franz Liszt, Wagner writes "for 10 days, after I had finished the sketch for the first act of Siegfried, I was literally not able to write a single bar without being driven away from my work by most tremulous headaches." In some instances, Wagner's music triggered his migraines. Much of h

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