The World He alth Organization estimates that 47% of adults in the world suffer from an unexplained headache at least once a year. Does she really have no reason?
Most people suffer from stress, sleep deprivation, or hormonal changes, but don't even realize that a headache can be caused by, for example, thyroid problems. But the list of reasons you would never think of is not limited to this.
RELAXING IN FRONT OF THE TV AFTER A DAY OF WORK
A recent study found that those who slumped into a chair after a busy day and "relaxed" in front of the TV for a couple of hours were five times more likely to get headaches than their fellow sufferers who rested differently. What is the reason? In fact, you are stimulating an already tired brain with a bright flickering light. It doesn't matter what's happening on the screen. Have you ever tried to fall asleep in a disco under strobe lights? And that's how you "let your brain rest" in this case.
In a survey of 1,200 headache sufferers, hunger, observance of religious fasts and skipping meals were the second leading cause of migraines in men and third in women.
REALLY BAD WEATHER
Migraines are most often blamed on rainy weather, but there are other natural phenomena that cause headaches. For example, a temperature drop for every 4 degrees Celsius increases the number of visits to doctors by 7%, and during a thunderstorm - by 28%.
Autumn or spring shift of clocks by one hour really breaks your usual rhythm. Doctors note that within about 7 weeks after the clock change, the number of complaints of headaches increases sharply, and then returns to normal. If, of course, migraine is appropriate to call the norm.
Believe it or not, about 25% of headaches, according to researchers, are caused by the alkaloid tyramine, found in both rotten foods and some fresh ones. Yes, you read that right, all blue cheeses contain it. Other foods high in tyramine are bacon, sausages, ham and, sadly, bananas and avocados.
It's a bitter irony that the pain medicine causes it. If you take this medicine for more than 10 days a month, your body starts a "withdrawal" mechanism. As soon as you stop drinking aspirin, the headache returns with renewed vigor. Conclusion? Do not abuse painkillers.
Heredity is our everything. If one of the parents suffers from migraines, your chances of inheriting it are 40%. If both, then 90%.
Irregular sleep, food or exercise, a ragged work schedule - all this provokes headaches. And vice versa. Scientists cannot yet determine how it works, but the pattern is completely unambiguous.
Almost 95% of all perfumes in the world are synthetic compounds. One of them, benzyl alcohol, causes headaches. And the culprits can be not only your perfume or cologne colleagues. Innocent air fresheners are also involved.
YOU ARE RARELY HUGGED BY RELATIVES
A recent study found that for chronic migraine sufferers, cuddling is a natural pain reliever. This is due to the production of the hormone oxytocin. Don't forget to hug more often.