What Causes Headaches.
One of the most common heath symptoms that people experience is a headache. Headaches are not taken seriously for the most part. Situations such as a rough day or tiredness cause a headache. Headaches happen sporadically making people treat them with less seriousness. Sometimes they however cross from sporadic to chronic. If they become chronic, they may be a sign of an underlying problem. If your headaches occur more than three times in a week it advisable to investigate the cause. Headaches can be potentially caused by any of the following situations
Dehydration is a potential cause of a headache. People self – sabotage themselves by choosing to take a drink that is not water. Chronic dehydration is a likely cause of most of the headaches that we suffer. It is recommended that you drink at least two liters of water per day and avoiding drinks that are dehydrating. Drink a glass of water the next time you get a headache instead of taking a painkiller. Hydration can have surprising benefits to your overall health.
Depression is another cause of headaches. Besides being a mental illness, depression can also have a physical impact on our bodies. People with undiagnosed or untreated depression will most likely suffer persistent headaches. Talking to your doctor is recommended if you are diagnosed with depression. A doctor will clarify the condition to you and also help you to get the right treatment for depression.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a condition that affects the muscles and bones of the jaw. Without even realizing it, some people suffer from TMJ. TMJ syndrome causes pain in the jaw, which consequently results in a headache. TMJ syndrome has no specific known cure. Some of the symptoms of TMJ syndrome that you should be aware of include headaches, aching around the ear or jaw, facial pain, pain when chewing or difficult opening or closing your mouth; jaw locking. Ideal Dentistry are specialists in TMJ management and you should visit them if you have any of the symptoms of TMJ syndrome. TMJ is treatable and therefore if it is the cause of your chronic headaches, there is something that can be done about it. Apart from TMJ treatment, at Ideal dentistry you will get treatment for other dental conditions that may cause headaches.
Another potential cause of headaches is muscular problems on the shoulders and the neck. Although the pain in headaches may seem to be originating from the head, the actual cause of the pain may be spasms and pain in the muscles of the shoulders and the neck. If you have muscular problems that may be causing a headache it is good to visit a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist will test your muscles and ascertain whether you have muscular problems that may causing headaches.