It would seem - took the pill from a headache and forgot about this indisposition. Unfortunately, everything is not so simple. The variety of types of headaches and their treatment is a vast subject, requiring close attention. There are many means for a headache, but not all of them give the expected effect, and many have side effects. What are the headaches, and what medications for headaches exist, is set out on this page. Also below are tips on how to get rid of the headache folk remedies, without the use of medications.
Headache can disturb not only from any diseases, but also from fatigue, experiences, stressful effects, falling on a person every day, hourly, and even every minute.
What are the types of headaches
If we talk about cephalalgia( and this is the scientific name of headaches), then they are distinguished by the mechanisms of their origin of 5 basic types.
Headaches caused by various kinds of lesions of the central nervous system ( craniocerebral trauma, neuroinfections, tumors, etc.) are "organic" headaches.
Headaches that occur when is exhausted( usually by evening) and manifested by gravity and pressure in the forehead, eyes or occiput, are "asthenic" headaches.
"Vascular" headaches can occur with low blood pressure( hypotension), and with increased( hypertension), as well as with atherosclerosis. Most often, these types of headaches occur with changes in blood pressure. Such pains are predominantly pulsating in nature, or a person experiences a burning sensation, a painful tingling in the head.
Migraine stands apart, which is also a vascular pain, but manifested by attacks of half headaches. Migraines require a separate examination.
Headaches that occur as a result of some emotional, mental stress , often in the background of latent depression, and usually not removed by traditional anesthetic drugs, are called "psihalgiyami."
Treatment of a headache of an organic nature, like migraines, requires a special, complex. And with all other types of headaches( as with mild migraine forms), a person can learn to cope on their own without using chemical medications. But before we talk about drug-free methods and ways of eliminating cephalothia, let's talk about analgesics - pain medications.
Drugs and tablets against the headache
Medications for pain - the subject of inventions, probably since the birth of mankind. They were created by sorcerers, shamans, alchemists, healers, and pharmacologists. Sometimes the cures for pain were very exotic.
As medicines for headaches, opium was used as an analgesic. But in the twentieth century, people gradually began to refuse to take painkillers containing a drug( opium, codeine, etc.), realizing that they can become addictive. To replace these drugs began to come, as it seemed to many, less harmful means.
The absolute majority of people in the past century have become accustomed to the fact that with a headache you need to drink some kind of pill, and take most often what they had "at hand."And these were usually drugs from the group of aspirin( acetylsalicylic sodium or acetylsalicylic acid), from usual aspirin to ascophene and upsarina( remember the famous advertisement of the end of the twentieth century about the aspirin of the UPSA?).
The long-term craze of Americans for taking this drug( including as a blood thinning and therefore appointed as an anti-infarction and anti-stroke drug) led to an increase in the number of gastritis and ulcers, as well as pregnancy disorders( up to miscarriages), and therefore aspirin was treated moreCaution.
It should be remembered that if aspirin is one of the favorite drugs for a headache, then at least do not take it on an empty stomach!
With the long-known tablets from a headache called "Analgin," the situation is somewhat different. Nowadays, analgin is almost "out of fashion", but its danger is greatly exaggerated. It is believed that it acts badly on blood, inhibits the formation of its white cells. In fact, taking small doses of analgin does not lead to this.
What are the most common headache medications?
To date, the most common headache medications that are part of the paracetamol group are widely advertised efferhalgan, koldrex, panadol, and kalpol. But very few people know that it is difficult to find a medicine more insidious to the liver than paracetamol. It is especially dangerous for those who have a liver already sick, and also for those who drink alcohol.
A wonderful drug, baralgin, effective for vascular pain, alas, can have the opposite effect, causing colic in the abdomen and intensifying pain in critical days in women.
The youngest of the anesthetics, ibuprofen, is more tender than the aspirin to the stomach and intestines, and with frequent and long-term admission to vascular patients, it can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes by almost half!
"What should I do?" - you ask. We answer: it is necessary to learn to remove headaches without chemical preparations by means of various tried methods and methods.
Self-massage for headache
If the headache is piling on you during the day and is associated primarily with fatigue, try to take it off with a self-massage.
Sit comfortably in the chair( on the chair), slightly tilt the head. Start rubbing your forehead with your fingertips from the middle line to the sides, then go to the scalp, stroking and rubbing it with circles all over the surface - from the temples to the neck. Breathe at the same time arbitrarily, but better in the rhythm of a calming, dying breath. Repeat this procedure 4-8 times.
Next, doing self-massage with a headache, rub your nose with your fingertips, moving from your eyebrows to the corners of your mouth. In this case, keep the two fingers of the left hand on the left side of the nose, and the two fingers of the right hand on the right side. Repeat the massage 8-12 times.
Folk remedies for headache at home
Folk remedies for headache, used at home, give a good effect, although they can not get rid of migraines forever.
If you are concerned about the pain in the head and its cause is unclear, try to lower both hands to the elbow in very hot water( as much as you can tolerate) and keep in it until the pain begins to subside, pouring hot water, if necessary.
Moisten a piece of wool with a mixture of an equal amount of vinegar and olive oil, attach to the head and hold until the pain begins to subside.
Headache can pass or become noticeably weaker if you lean your forehead against the window glass, which neutralizes the electrostatic charge that accumulates on the skin and, possibly, causes painful sensations.
For pains in the back of the head( most often caused by fatigue), you can use the following method: "shake" your head up and down 2-3 times, and then, after weakening the tension of the neck muscles, make several circular motions in one and the otherside. This "gymnastics" should be performed several times during the day.
If you know that your head hurts due to increased pressure, you can apply moderately hot foot and hand baths, resulting in the blood being redistributed from head to limb.
If the headache is caused by overwork or stress, drink a glass of infusion in the morning from equal parts of chamomile, peppermint leaves, fennel fruits, valerian root.2 tablespoons of this mixture brew half a glass of boiling water and insist in the thermos during the night.
Another popular remedy for headache is mint infusion. Pour 1 tablespoon of mint 1 cup of boiling water, insist 40 minutes, strain and drink slowly in small sips on an empty stomach in the morning and evening before bedtime for 150-200 ml.
Headaches can help St. John's wort.20 g of dry St. John's wort, pour 1 cup of boiling water and insist 30 minutes, take 1 tablespoon 2-4 times a day after eating.
You can get rid of a headache if you apply thyme leaves to your forehead.
A good effect is given by applying fresh head of lilac leaves to the affected area of the head.
For prolonged headache helps vintoy vinca: take 20 g of raw materials per 100 ml of alcohol, insist 9 days, take 5 drops 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.
With persistent headaches( but only if you know for sure that they are not caused by increased blood pressure) it is recommended to drink strong tea and take warm foot baths.
With persistent headaches you need to drink juice from raw potatoes.
This symptomatic method is also effective: clean and cook 1 kg of potatoes without salt. Drain and eat potatoes during the day, dipping it into sugar( diabetics, naturally, this method is contraindicated).On this day try not to drink and tolerate until the morning.
Effective with propolis headaches. Dilute 20 g of propolis in 40 g of alcohol, drip on bread and eat( you can repeat this 3 times a day).
You can also pour 1 teaspoon of lime color 1 cup of boiling water, insist 30 minutes, strain, and then drink warm infusion for half a glass 2-3 times a day.
Folk treatment of headache exercises
Folk treatment of headache exercises is performed during the working day in 5-6 times.
Exercise 1. Starting position: stand straight, hands on belt. Slowly put your right hand on your head, the left one on your right shoulder. Slowly, gently tilt your head to the right( 6-8 times).
Exercise 2. Hands behind the head, connect the elbows, lean forward slightly, straighten up, spreading the elbows and lifting the chin( 6-8 times).
Exercise 3. Hands behind the head, elbows in front. Without bending your knees, lean forward and down( 6-8 times).