Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Surprising Reasons Behind Your Headache

Surprising Reasons Behind Your Headache


Headaches can be incredibly disruptive, particularly when they emerge during an especially crucial part of the day, like just before a big work meeting or as you’re trying to prepare dinner for the family. Many of us respond to the first few flickers of a nasty headache by reaching for over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen, though individuals struggling with more intense pain, like that experienced during a migraine headache, sometimes need special prescription medications to get by.

But, what if we could help prevent headaches from taking hold by avoiding foods that lead to their emergence? Is that possible? Let’s take a look at a few different things in our everyday life that may contribute to the onset of painful and irritating headaches.

1. Coffee Drop-Off

Many North Americans count on caffeine-laced beverages — from coffee to tea and energy drinks — to get through the busy work days of the average work week. During the actual week, that may not present too many issues, particularly if you balance your caffeine consumption with lots and lots of water.

But problems can emerge just when you’re ready to enjoy some time off on the weekend. That’s because many people who drink coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages through the week significantly cut back or even eliminate their caffeine consumption on the weekend. For the body, that’s a problem, particularly if you’re a serious caffeine drinker who consumes several cups of coffee or tea during the average work day. To help you handle this transition, try to cut back on your caffeine consumption during the week.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • Common Causes of Swollen Feet
    We've all been there before when our feet get a little puffy and swollen. It will most likely occur after sitting through a long flight, during pregnancy, or being on your feet all...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Be Schooled By These Health Signs From Stool
    Okay, we admit this isn't the most pleasant topic, but what comes out of you can say a lot about your overall health. In fact, Prevention.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Best and Worst Foods For Gallbladder Issues
    For the many Americans who suffer from gallbladder issues, like gallstones, on a daily basis, it's important to learn more about nutrition with a special focus on foods that won't...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Common Health Problems Related to Fingernails
    If you can't quite put a finger on what's ailing you, perhaps you should take a closer look at your fingernails.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Reasons You’re Waking Up In The Night
    We've all been there before, lying awake at night, tossing and turning, wondering why you're unable to sleep.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • How Stress Can Affect Our Physical Health
    For some time now it's been known that stress can have a detrimental impact on the human body. Unfortunately, most people regularly suffer from stress.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Common Causes of Dark Under-Eye Circles
    We've all been there, dragged ourselves out of bed in the morning after a poor night's sleep only to find our reflection mirrors how we feel!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Dehydration: Causes, Risk Factors, and Complications
    Water is the most important thing our body needs to function properly, but most of us don't drink enough of it!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Foods That Can Cause Joint Pain
    Anyone who suffers from any kind of chronic inflammation can relate to the pain and discomfort that comes when joints stiffen and swell.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Symptoms of Celiac Disease: Do You Have It?
    Celiac disease, also known as coeliac disease, is an autoimmune disorder that affects around 1 in 100 Americans. The disease is caused by gluten intolerance.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Symptoms and Causes of Mesothelioma
    You might not have ever heard of mesothelioma, but you've most definitely heard of cancer.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects tens of thousands of people every year. Like most cancers, there is no known cure, but plenty of treatment options available to keep...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Flea and Tick Prevention Tips
    When the snow begins to melt and the temperatures start to rise, we know spring is here and summer is just around the corner.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Worst Foods for Anxiety
    Anxiety is something many people struggle with on a daily basis. It's often caused by stress, something a lot of us are quite familiar with.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Kidney Cancer Diet Tips: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid
    Kidney cancer (also known as renal cancer) is a disease that causes cells in the kidney (those two bean-shaped organs in the lower abdomen) to become cancerous and grow out of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice