Top 5 reasons why we get headaches

Headache is one of the most common complaints that people make and

when it strikes, one has no choice. Headaches can be described as a


tension in the head, neck or shoulder. It is

caused by wrong functioning or one can say

congestion of the blood vessels that provide

blood to the brain and nerves.

According to experts, women are more prone

to headaches because of hormonal changes in

their body and the stress and strain of daily

life. Further, there has been a debate amongst

experts worldwide if stress can trigger


A recent study provides evidence that having

more stress in one's life leads to more


Here is a list of top 5 reasons that can trigger


Prolonged stress: Yes, the most common

cause of a headache can be prolonged stress

or tension which causes scalp and face

muscles to tighten and contract frequently

causing pain which eventually leads to


Inadequate sleep: Most of us do not care

about our sleeping schedule or do not get

adequate sleep. It is actually bad for our

health and can cause mild to severe


Loud noise: If one is exposed to loud or

high-pitched noise for a long time, then it

might cause severe headaches.

Caffeine: Consuming caffeine in a little

amount is okay, but, if used excessively,

caffeine can be too stimulating and cause

anxiety and sleep problems, ultimately

triggering a migraine.

Alcohol: Researchers suggest that alcohol can

change the way the body manages stress,

leading to a headache.

Compiled by: Shruti Saxena

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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