Dr. Leia Addresses Most Common Causes of Headaches
Do you live in an area where a larger percentage of the population seems to be experiencing headache symptoms. If so we would like to hear from you. You may also benefit by reading Dr. Leia’s answer to the following question.
Question for Dr. Leia: I am wanting to find natural remedies for headaches and would like to understand what may be the cause of reoccurring headaches so I may take steps to eliminate them from my life.
Dr. Leia’s Answer: Thank you for your question and for taking the first step toward your optimal health and healing.
Headaches can have many different causes and there are many different types. Some causes of headaches are:
- Musculo-skeletal problems including muscle tension and tightness.
- Subluxations of the spine or a vertebrae impinging upon a nerve.
- Hormonal imbalances, including thyroid, adrenal, and female hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone and testosterone imbalance.
- Various types of stress such as family or work related.
- Environmental Stresses.
- Nervous system disorders.
- Hypertension or blood pressure increases and decreases.
- Circulatory problems.
- Blood sugar imbalances, either too low or too high.
- Food or other allergies or sensitivities.
- Trauma to the body, head, and neck or spine.
These are just a few of the numerous causes which can contribute to headaches.
I would suggest that anyone who has frequent headaches visit their doctor, who will ask more specific questions about your recurring headaches and their possible causes such as what makes them worse, and what makes them better, and other questions to obtain more detailed information about them. He/She should do a thorough physical exam and laboratory tests, if you have not had a checkup in a long time so your doctor can find out the cause of your headaches.
Finding out the cause will determine the course of action which will help to alleviate this problem. Once you obtain the diagnosis (not all headaches are created equal), you will then have several choices in the therapy. Choosing the natural route using natural products, herbs, vitamins, supplementation, and acupuncture may be part of your choices depending upon the cause and type of the headaches.
At that point we can explore some natural remedies for headaches which will address your particular type.
In Good Health
We researched some of the most searched terms on the internet for headaches, and found Michigan headaches, San Francisco headaches, and Oakland headaches topped the list. There was a long list of other regions where headache symptoms and concerns were quite high. If you are living in one of these areas we would appreciate your comments so we can share with others what you might suspect could be contributing to the high density of headaches in your area. Other areas high on the list were Berkeley, and the state of Texas plus many others that really stood out. If you would like to share with others about your area please do.
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