Most common types of headache with people are tension headaches. It can cause moderate or mild or any intense pain which may occur behind the eyes, head or neck. It may feel like a tight band which is wrap around your forehead. Most of the people who experience tension headaches have episodic headaches that occur once or twice per month. However, the tension headaches can also be chronic.
What are the cause behind tension headaches?
Doctors and researchers have not conclude any point related to tension headaches. Tension headaches may sometimes get linked to muscle tension in the head and neck or with the poor posture. Research also suggests that with frequent tension headaches may cause with the activation of hyperexcitable peripheral afferent neurons. These are some of the specialize neurons or with nerve cells that relay sensory information with pain receptors within body to brain.
If you get pension type headaches it may lead to abnormalities within central pain processing. It is also possible that you may generally have with increased sensitivity to pain. With susceptibility to tension headaches leads to influence with genetic factors.
Triggers of tension headache include:
- Dental problems as clenching jaws and grinding your teeth
- Alcohol consumption
- Eye strain
- Dry eyes
- Cold or flu
- Sinus infection
- Poor posture
- Emotional stress
- Not drinking enough water
- Lack of sleep
Symptoms of tension headache are:
- Pressure around the forehead
- Dull head pain
- Tenderness around your forehead and scalp
- Irritability of fatigue
- No nausea or vomiting with above symptoms
Tension headache or migraine: In case of intense pain you might confuse your tension headache with migraine. It is headache that causes with throbbing pain which occurs on one or both sides of the head. Migraines are moderate to severe in intensity and while tension headaches are mild to moderate. Migraines can also get worsen by the physical activity, while tension headaches cannot. Tension headaches don’t have all symptoms of migraine attacks, as nausea and vomiting. In rare cases, tension headache can also lead to sensitive to light or loud noises that is similar to migraine attacks.
How to treat tension headache?
You can start with drinking of more water. It may happen due to dehydration so an increase in water intake leads to reduction of tension headache. Hunger and lack of sleep are main factors that leads to tension headaches. If you experience with the tension headache you should note when you last ate and slept. A snack or nap can also help the things to turn in your favour. You can take some of counter pain medications. Some of the tablets which work as effective tension headache tablets are PAIN O SOMA 350MG, PAIN O SOMA 500MG, TRAMADOL 100MG, Tapentadol 100 MG Tablet. These tablets work in removing pain but should be taken only with the Doctor’s prescription.