Posted by Health Hispanica on 11/19/2012 to Health & Wellness
Headaches are as common as the common cold. That means that everyone has and will experience headaches throughout his or her life. Headaches can be minimal to severe, and can last minutes to days.
There are about 21 different types of headaches and they are distinguished by their origin and specific symptoms. WebMD states that one of the most common types of headaches, that affect approximately 30% – 80% of the U.S. population, is tension headaches. The symptoms are a constant pain or pressure in the back of the head and may travel down to the neck. Hispanics living in the U.S. will experience tension headaches due to stress related issues such as acculturation, language barrier, low-income, debts, difficult family life, and health concerns, to name a few. Although the cause is unknown it is believed tension headaches are triggered by stress, depression, muscle strain and hunger. Phylis A. Balch states that headaches experts estimate that about 90 percent of all headaches are tension headaches and the rest are migraine headaches.
Foods have also been associated with headaches, so pay close attention to what you eat. According to Phylis A. Balch, certain additives such as wheat, chocolate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sugar, and other additives can trigger a headache. Disorders such as anemia, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), sinusitis, and other conditions are other possibilities.
In order to help cope with this painful problem Natura-Genics® has formulated Relax+™. This product includes all the B vitamins as well as herbal extracts such as wood betony, black cohosh, chamomile, hops, skullcap, valerian, and passion flower. These ingredients help relieve nervous tension, fatigue, and mood swings. For better results, you can combine it with B-Complex. Feverfew™has been used for centuries as a remedy for headaches. MSM is very beneficial for headaches because it promotes natural relief of pain and supports anti-inflammatory activity. It can be combined with Dolorex™, which may also aid in pain and inflammation.
In order to achieve optimum health you have to eat healthy (living foods), exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, resting, as well as taking the recommended supplements. References: (2010).
In P. A. Balch, Prescription for nutrional healing (p. 468). Canada: Penguin Goup. http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/tension-headaches