Headaches and Possible Causes
The most common health symptom that people suffer is a headache. For the most part people do not take headaches seriously. They are usually caused by situations such as tiredness. 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. It is advisable to investigate the cause of a headache that occurs severally in one week. The following four situations may be a potential cause of a headache.
Dehydration is a potential cause of a headache. One of the biggest acts of self – sabotage that people commit is electing to drink a beverage that is not water. The most likely cause of common headaches is chronic dehydration. Ideally one should drink about two liters of water daily while staying away from dehydrating drinks. Instead of a painkiller, the next time you experience a headache, take a glass of water. Hydration can have surprising benefits to your overall health.
Another cause of headaches is depression. Besides being a mental illness, depression can also have a physical impact on our bodies. Undiagnosed or untreated depression causes persistent headaches. Speak to your doctor if you are diagnosed with depression. Talking to a doctor will give you more understanding of your condition and also help you get the right treatment.
TMJ syndrome is problem that affects the muscles and bones of the jaw. There are people suffering from TMJ but do not realize it. Headaches may result from the pain caused by TMJ syndrome on the jaw. There is no specific known cure for the TMJ syndrome. 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. At Ideal Dentistry you will be treated for other dental conditions that may cause a headache.
Pain on the muscles of the neck and shoulders could be potential causes of a headache. Muscle spasms and pain in the neck and shoulders could be cause of a headache although the pain may seem to be originating from the head. Visit a physiotherapist if you have muscular problems that you suspect might be causing your headache. The physiotherapist will do tests on your muscles to see if they have any problems that could be causing headaches to you.