If you are wondering what might be causing your menstrual headaches and if there is anything you can do to eliminate those causes and feel better, this is the article for you.
In just a moment, I’m going to reveal three common, but not well-known, causes of menstrual headaches and tell you what you can do to eliminate those causes and prevent your headaches from occurring.
Here are three underlying causes of headaches that you may not know about:
1. Tooth problems
A cavity or tooth infection is a very common cause of headaches. Get the problem fixed and the headache pain will go away and you’ll have fewer headaches related to your period. That’s why you may want to consider visiting your dentist soon.
2. Digestion problems
Did you know that the bacteria living in your body actually outnumbers the number of cells you have? Well, it does. The truth is the bacteria in your gut control a lot of immune system functions and also have a strong influence over mood, pain and inflammation along with your digestive processes.
Adding probiotics to your diet can help ensure you have the right balance of good and bad bacteria to feel your best.
3. Heavy metal problems
No, I’m not talking about the music here. Actually, nickel, cadmium and lead can accumulate in the body and cause a toxicity that leads to headaches. If you have heavy metal toxicity your menses can then cause even stronger, more intense, more painful headaches. One way to tell if you have heavy metal toxicity is to undergo a hair analysis test.
Here are some additional headache relief tips.
If you don’t think you have any of the three problems listed above, your best treatment for a headache may be an acupuncture approach. Acupuncture is a natural PMS headache relief that has worked for centuries. Points on the body are pressed or needled with thin needles and after 15-25 minutes, your headache could be gone. You may also be able to use a modified acupuncture approach that you do yourself.
Another way to reduce and eliminate headaches is to eat foods that are high in water content such as watermelons, strawberries and cucumbers. Another common cause of headaches is dehydration.
Finally, you may want to consider consuming vasoconstrictor foods such as coffee or caffeine or spicy foods, which contain substances that will interact with substance P in the brain so the headache pain decreases.
One more thing you can do is regularly take a Period Vitamin. The Period Vitamin provides essential vitamins and minerals that are needed to prevent and correct headaches. These essential nutrients include B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium.