Headache is among the most common health problems worldwide and when it strikes, you might be out on strike for several hours or even days. 
     While there are many effective headache treatments, the prevention is the best place to begin. even if you can't stop every headache, some simple changes can help you avoid at least a few. 

Headache Prevention: What you can control
     There are headache triggers that can be controlled and those that can't. Some triggers in the second category are the weather and if you are female, thee hormonal fluctuations that occur with menstruation and ovulation. You may not be able to prevent all headaches but you can minimize them with headache trigger management. 

Headache Prevention: Common Triggers
     The following are common triggers for headaches and many are within your control
1. Stress
2. Drinking alcohol, and red wine in particular
3. Sensory overload - exposure to lights that are too bright, sounds that are too loud, or smells that are overpowering. 
4. Dehydration
5. Too much sleep or not enough sleep
6. Exercising too rigorously
7. Hormonal changes
8. Not eating frequently enough
9. Smoking
10. Straining your eyes or sitting at a computer
11. A difference in you caffeine intake - just skipping a morning cup for one day can cause a caffeine withdrawal headache

Headache Prevention: Keeping a diary
     Knowing your headache triggers enables you to start your own headache prevention programme. Keeping a diary will help you figure out which of the many possible headache triggers affects you personally. In your diary, you should record each day; 
1. All foods you eat
2. All beverages you take
3. Medicines you swallow
4. The time you wake up and go to bed
5. All exercise and other physical activities you undertake 
     Log each headache that you get, what time of the day it occurred, and what you did to resolve it. it is also a good idea to track what the weather was like, and any hormonal changes, such as when you ovulated and began your period. 
     After a while, you should begin to see patterns. For instance, do you notice headaches more on weekend when you sleep longer? What happens on Mondays, when you have to get to work early? What happens on Friday nights when you take alcohol?

Headache Prevention
     Practicing these easy steps will help you avoid many headache triggers
1. Maintain good posture and move around during the day. Don't stick to a place. 
2. Stay consistent. Keep a regular schedule, and don't greatly vary your diet or your waking, sleeping, and exercise routines. 
3. Get an appropriate amount of sleep.  Make sure you get a steady eight hours each night. 
4. Stick to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Healthy foods and regular exercise help ward off headaches. Never skip meals so that you don't get too hungry. 
5. Drink water. Dehydration can lead to headache, so drink plenty of water during the day. 
6. Manage stress. Take up a hobby, exercise, and do some deep breathing when you feel stress creeping in. 
     Headache prevention is less painful than dealing with a headache, so make changes today to prevent a headache tomorrow.



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