Allergy Headaches

Allergies can cause more than just a pesky nose congestion or sore throat. They can also trigger migraines or sinus headaches. Sinus headaches occur when the sinuses are swollen and the openings into the nasal passages are obstructed. The blocked passages prevent normal drainage, causing pressure to build up. You will often feel pain in the facial area more than the head due to the inflamed sinuses. Start managing your sinus headaches by avoiding the allergens that trigger them. Firstly, limit your time outdoors when pollen season hits. Don’t keep your doors open or use window fans that might blow pollen or molds into your house. It helps to wear sunglasses when outdoor to prevent pollen dus

The Most Effective Ways to Prevent Headaches

Here are 6 ways that you can help prevent headaches. Headaches or migraines are often triggered by daily routines you fall into, or anomalies that you were unaware had the power to trigger a migraine. It is a good idea to keep an eye on the list of preventative measures below and check if your headaches might be caused by any of them. 1. Get Enough Sleep Try to fall asleep and rise in the morning at the same time every day of the week. Stick to getting about 8-9 hours of sleep every night. 2. Don’t Skip Meals Don’t forget that breakfast is a crucial part of your day. 3. Stay Hydrated Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and try to avoid caffeinated beverages. 4. Exercise R

Are the foods you eat impacting your migraines?

Do you get head pain after you eat a certain food? Are you having difficulty figuring out which foods are contributing to your headaches or migraines? Some foods that have been reported to trigger a migraine are:  Alcohol (especially red wine, beer and aged spirits)  Chocolate  Caffeine  Aged cheese  Cured meats  Smoked fish  Yeast extract  Food preservatives such at nitrites and nitrates  Artificial sweeteners  Monosodium glutamate (MSG)  Foods high in histamine such as tomatoes, strawberries or spinach The theory is that these foods or chemicals can initiate the release of two brain chemicals, norepinephrine and serot

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