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Relief from Tension Headaches Nothing can be a bigger problem than headaches. Headaches tend to make everything worse, and, in extreme cases, headaches can make anything impossible. The tricky thing about headaches is trying to tell if they are a symptom of something else, like a cold or circulation problems, or if the headaches themselves are the problem. Tension headaches fall into the latter category, and while they aren't an indication of other problems, tension headaches definitely need to be taken seriously. Tension headaches have a distinct sensation. Tension headaches gives the afflicted person the feeling that their brain is being constricted- literally, a feeling of your head being tensed up. Some people complain that they feel like a band or vice is around the head, and while it feels like muscles are contracting and squeezing your head, this is not the case with tension headaches. No one is quite sure where tension headaches come from and how they work. But most experts agree that there are a few ways that your can treat tension headaches. The most important thing to consider to relief your tension headaches is to strive for a healthy lifestyle. The best way to fight tension headaches is to cut down the likelihood that they occur. This means trying to have a balanced diet heavy in fruits and vegetables and cutting down on processed sugars and fatty foods. Regular exercise and sleep can help you prevent tension headaches, as does avoiding tobacco, alcohol and caffeine usage. Of course, sometimes no matter what you do, tension headaches occur. Before resorting to medication, there are a couple of non-medical things you can try to relief the pain and discomfort of tension headaches. Remember, even prescription medication only helps relief the symptoms. They don't actually cure tension headaches - they just only provide temporary comfort, and even then, not always. Find a way to de-stress your life. For some people, stress is the cause of tension headaches, for others it's merely a triggering factor. Give yourself time each day to find a soothing and comforting activity. Tension headaches can be a pain in the neck, almost literally. The best prevention for tension headaches are to try to prevent them before they even happen. But be careful when looking for medicine with tension headaches. None of them actually cure tension headaches but momentarily relief some pain. Some of them even have nasty side effects. Try making lifestyle changes for the best chance to beat tension headaches.
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