Dr Oz Headaches The Difference Between Cluster Migraine And Tension Headaches
Dr. Oz Investigates: Headaches – Learn the difference between migraine, cluster and tension headaches and the proper treatment for each kind of pain. Knowing the kind of headache you have is the key to headache relief. Todays segment of the Dr Oz Cluster Headaches Migraine Headaches And Tension Headaches, is the CSI of your headaches, and Dr Oz teaches us how to be our own headache detective.
Below Dr Oz explained the difference between migraine, cluster and tension headaches and the proper treatment for each kind of pain. Plus Dr Oz Rebound Headaches The Number One Headache Mistake.
Dr Oz Cluster Headache
Cluster headaches are paralyzing and the pain is one sided and behind the eye. Symptoms of cluster headaches are nasal symptoms sometimes, eye tearing and redness.
Cluster headaches are the least common but the most severe, when you have a pain with a cluster headache it is a like a searing poker being thrust through your eye. They are cyclical, have patterns, they are are called cluster headaches because they cluster. Typically one to three episodes per day, they can last a day to even a month, and a cluster headache can last 3 hours.
Dr Oz said the medical believe the causes of cluster headaches is because of the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve comes from behind the ear and penetrating the face and give sensation to all of your face, so when that nerve is irritated it will cause that searing pain. Oz went to say that changes in seasons can bring on cluster headaches.
Cluster Headache Treatment
Capsaicin For Cluster Headaches – Dr Oz said other than going to the hospital for cluster headaches try hot peppers, hot peppers have capsaicin in them and capsaicin is very effective. Capsaicin nasal spray sells for approximately fifteen dollars in drugstores.
Dr Oz Tension Headache
Dr Oz says tension headaches are the most common headaches, 88% of women get tension headaches. With tension headaches pain is on both sides of the head, it’s strongest over the eyebrows, can get in the neck as well, and it’s caused by tension. Emotional and physical stress will do it, it alters the brain chemicals in a very measurable way. Tension headaches cause spasms in the muscles in the back of the neck area and pulls down on the head so to speak.
Ibuprofen and Naproxen For Tension Headaches: Dr Oz says Ibuprofen and Naproxen will work better than Acetaminophen. Naproxen and Ibuprofen will give you much more relief for pain and inflammation. Oz said that if either of them upset your stomach then go with Acetaminophen. Gel caps are more beneficial because they work faster. He also explained to use the tension points just on the top of the inside of your eyebrows – just push on the nerve if you don’t want to take pills for headaches.
Naproxen 300-500 mg
Ibuprofen 200-400 mg
Acetaminophen 1000 mg
Dr Oz said 36 million people have migraine headaches, they are very common. 80% of those people have a family history of migraine headaches. With migraine headaches the pain is often in the forehead and can be the whole half of the face and 60% of the time it’s on one side.
Symptoms of migraines are light sensitivity, a little bit of nausea.
Causes of migraines – The blood vessels in the brain dilate and they close again, they spasm and open. It’s the process of spasming and opening that causes a lot of the pain. Dr Oz said caffeine can actually be beneficial for migraines.
Dr Oz Treatment For Migraines:
Triptans (serotonin receptor agonists) for migraine headaches – Dr oz said Triptans for migraines are to be taken in a timely fashion.
Alternative Remedy Feverfew for migraines – Feverfew is a herb that has been looked at and found to be successful because it reduces the inflammation. Oz’s recommendation for Feverfew Extract was 125 mg daily for migraines. Magnesium works because it relaxes the blood vessels.
Dr Oz recommended to take Feverfew and magnesium