Headache is the most common reason people take over the counter analgesics. It’s estimated that 1 in 10 of us report experiencing a headache at least once a week. The most common types of headaches are tension headaches, migraine headaches and sinus headaches. Clinical studies have proven that Advil Liquid Capsules relieve headache up to 14 minutes faster than regular paracetamol tablets10.
Tension Headache - is a common form of headache that is often attributed to stress or physical irritants such as persistent noise, eyestrain, poor posture, too much caffeine or the grinding of teeth. A tension headache feels like a band tightening around the back of the head or neck.
Many researchers believe that a tension headache can result when the head, neck, or face muscles contract but do not relax. They remain tense or in a spasm. This compresses blood vessels in the affected muscles, and reduces the blood supply there. The resulting pain feels like a squeezing, aching pressure at the temples, across the upper forehead, in the face, or in the back of the neck.
Tension headaches may last for hours, sometimes days, and are usually mildly to moderately painful. If you have a very painful headache that persists on and off for several days or even weeks, you should consult your Doctor.
Migraine Headache – people are often confused between a bad headache and a migraine. Migraines, however, tend to be more painful, and sufferers may experience distinct symptoms including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, tingling and numbness of the limbs.
What Causes Migraines?11
The most common, well recognised dietary triggers of migraines include:
- Missing or delaying regular meals
- Caffeine withdrawals (tea / coffee)
- Food & alcohol (such as certain wines / chocolates)
- MSG (Monosodium glutamate)