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How to Get Rid of Headaches during Pregnancy

§ November 21st, 2013 § Filed under Headaches During Pregnancy, Stress Headaches, Tension Headaches § No Comments

Headaches during PregnancyPregnancy is usually both a stressful and wonderful time for expectant mothers. One in particular thing that happens to bother most pregnant women is headaches. Pregnant women usually experience frequent headaches during their first trimester. The following are some of the ways on how to get rid of headaches during pregnancy:

Getting a lot of rest

During the first trimester of pregnancy, women undergo a variety of changes. One of these changes includes an increase in their hormone levels. This increase causes the body to feel fatigued and more stressed. During pregnancy, a woman needs to get as much rest as possible. Adequate rest will help the body prepare properly for the baby and reduce the number and frequency of headaches.

Monitoring of blood sugar levels

Whenever there is a drop in blood sugar levels, the result is usually headaches. Since a pregnant woman’s body is constantly growing and providing for the baby, one needs to eat more during the day in order to keep optimum blood sugar levels. This will help to get rid of headaches.

Drinking a lot of water

During pregnancy, one needs to increase their intake of food and liquids. One has to make sure that there body is well nourished not only for their sake but also their baby’s. Drinking a lot of water will help to get rid of headaches as it will help reduce swelling of blood vessels in the brain that occurs when there is no hydration or when one is experiencing high stress levels.

Reduce the intake of caffeine gradually

Quitting caffeine suddenly can make anyone experience headaches, more so a woman who is pregnant. Even though caffeine is not good for a woman who is pregnant, for those women who were used to it before becoming pregnant, stopping the habit should be a gradual process. This will help to avoid headaches.

Avoiding stress

During pregnancy, a woman’s body and mental state is likely to lead to headaches. Additional stress can increase the number and frequency of headaches. Good breathing techniques and relaxation exercises can help to alleviate stress.

Taking showers

During pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences higher body temperatures. This increased heat can lead to headaches. It is important for a woman to stay calm and cool. Taking showers will help cool off the body and can offer immediate relief for headaches.

In cases whereby there is no access to a shower facility, then one can use a cool or warm compress, applying it to their forehead and face. This tends to be very helpful when one is at work or in a public place.


Doing exercises will increase blood flow and circulation whilst releasing endorphins, which will help keep you in a stress free and happy mood, meaning no headaches.

Paying a visit to a massage therapist

A good and relaxing massage can help to get rid of tension and relax the body’s muscles. A massage will also help to increase blood circulation in the body. It is a great way of relaxing the body and alleviating the stress that occurs as a result of pregnancy related changes.

The above are some of the main and easiest ways on how to get rid of headaches during pregnancies.

How to Get Rid Of Headaches Fast A Detailed Guide

§ August 7th, 2013 § Filed under Chronic Headaches, Cluster Headaches, Fast Headache Relief, Headache Cures, Home Remedies, Migraines, Severe Headaches, Stress Headaches, Tension Headaches § No Comments

How to Get Rid Of Headaches FastHeadaches are one of the most common health issues. It is not life threatening but can affect your day to day activities if the pain is severe. It is better to get rid of headaches as early as possible.

How to get rid of headaches fast

There are many ways to get rid of headaches fast. They are discussed below.

How to get rid of headaches fast naturally? 

  • Cool compress
  • Apply ice or a cloth soaked in ice water over the forehead.

Betel leaves paste

Grind 5-6 leaves to a fine paste. Apply the paste on the overhead. The analgesic property of betel leaves helps in giving instant relief to headache.
Ginger is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking ginger tea or drinking ginger juice with honey helps in getting rid of headaches.

Essential oils
Eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.
Lavender oil and chamomile oil have sedative properties along with anti-inflammatory properties.

Peppermint oil and spearmint oil have rich menthol content.
These oils can be applied topically on the forehead or massaged on the neck and temples or added to hot water for steam inhalation.

Cinnamon is always referred to as the healing spice. Both cinnamon powder and sticks are effective in treating headaches fast. Add two teaspoons of cinnamon powder to a cup of water and heat it. Switch the flame off before the water starts to boil. Stir well and drink the solution. You can also grind cinnamon sticks to a paste and apply topically.

How to get rid of headaches fast through acupressure? 
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese medicine effective in treating many health issues. There are a few acupressure points to cure headaches. Pressure should be applied with the thumb and index finger on the following acupressure points.
* Wedge between the thumb and the index finger,
* Area in between the two eyebrows.
* Area between the big toe and the next toe.
* Middle of the neck at the back.
* The top of the head. Draw a line from the middle of your brow and another line from one of the ears. The point of intersection at the top of the head is an acupressure point.

How to get rid of headaches fast through massage? 
Massage your scalp. Move your finger in slow circles. Using lavender oil for massaging scalp can be more effective. You can also massage your scalp with shampoo. Scalp massage followed with a hot water shower yields better results.
Get someone else to massage your back and neck.

How to get rid of headaches fast through stress relaxation techniques? 

Breathing exercises
Rhythmic breathing, deep breathing, kapalabhati and nadi suddhi are a few breathing techniques to treat headaches.

Sit down on a mat in a calm and dark room. Keep your fingers in chin mudra. Keep your eyes closed. Relax and meditate. Visualize that your body is getting relaxed and the stress is leaving your body. You are sure to get relief.

Lie on your back on a mat. Lift your legs up on the wall. Let the buttocks touch the wall. Inhale and hold your breath. Count up to 10 and relax. There are many more yoga poses, It is better to learn yoga poses from an instructor.
Listen to music.
Have a good sleep.
Soak in a hot tub.

How to get rid of headaches fast with medication? 
Over-the-counter pain relief medications help in giving instant pain relief.

Other tips to get rid of headaches and prevent headaches
* Quit smoking
* Exercise regularly.
* Have a healthy breakfast.
* Have a regular pattern of sleep.
* Avoid caffeine. Go for herbal teas.
* Avoid allergens.

Getting rid of headaches naturally is the best option. If you do not get relief you should see a doctor. If the pain aggravates even after lying down and de stressing and taking pain killers, it is time to consult your doctor. If headaches are followed by other symptoms like other symptoms like blurring of vision and slurring of speech, you should meet your doctor immediately.