Causes Of Headache: Dehydration, Stress, And Obesity

Causes Of Headache: Dehydration, Stress, And ObesityPills, to some extent, are able to provide momentary relief from headache. And so most people have consciously built a habit of popping a pill the moment they feel the earliest signs of head discomfort.

While popping a pill is able to provide fast relief from headache, you are not actually treating the root of your discomfort, but merely numbing the symptoms.


Among the most common instigators of headache is stress that results from emotional anxiety. Quite luckily, this particular headache instigator can be easily be diffused even before it explodes, without relying too much on medication. To ward-off headache that results from emotional anxiety, try at least one of the following stress-busting techniques:

  • Yoga,
  • Tai Chi
  • Pilates
  • Basic breathing exercises
  • Meditation
  • Hiking or long walks
  • Laughter
  • Dancing


According to a research that was presented in the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, obesity shares a very strong connection with chronic headaches. The study reports that chronic headaches that occur on a regular basis happen more frequently to people who are technically classified as morbidly obese.

If you find yourself suffering from daily bouts of headaches and are a little beyond your ideal weight, shedding a few pounds through healthy weight reduction strategies such as exercise and diet should help alleviate your discomfort.


Another popular instigator of headache is dehydration. Quite luckily, it is also one of the most simple to remedy. To illustrate a point, researchers in a Netherlands conducted a study on 18 headache-prone individuals.

During the duration of the study, one group of participants was given a placebo headache medication, while another group was advised to increase their present water consumption by 1.51%. At the end of the study, participants in the placebo group reported no noticeable improvement in their condition, while those that increase their water consumption were able to reduce their total hours of headache in two weeks by 21 hours.

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Among the most common, yet very underrated, causes of headache, is vertebral subluxation. Essentially a misalignment of the spinal bones, vertebral subluxation is known to compromise the otherwise optimal connection between the mind and the body. As such, vertebral subluxation manifests as physiological discomfort, which among others include back pain, neck pain, and headache.

Chiropractic care is a branch of alternative medicine that specializes in the prevention, correction, and treatment of vertebral subluxation. With the profound profound understanding that the body has the natural ability to self-heal and self regulate, chiropractic care is an overall approach to optimal wellbeing that free from drugs and surgery.

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