Frequent headaches remain fairly mysterious phenomenon even at the present high level of development of medicine. With this symptom at least once faced everyone, but when the disease becomes systemic in nature, should immediately seek help from a doctor. Only an experienced specialist will be able to identify the causes and prescribe the correct treatment.
The main reasons
Regular headaches often complain about the fairer sex, many of them self-medicate.
Improperly selected combination of drugs only temporarily relieves discomfort, but does not eliminate the causes of the disease. Typically, these include:
- earlier the trauma (including post-partum);
- diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus;
- disorders of the peripheral nervous system;
- impaired regulation of blood pressure;
- inflammatory processes in the body;
- irritation of the meninges;
- General intoxication.
Pathological headaches in women appear when certain changes affect the meninges.
Often the cause of migraines be malignant or benign neoplasms (tumours), which need time to detect, otherwise health may be caused irreparable harm.
Tumors diagnosed in the later stages of development, is not amenable to surgical intervention and sometimes result in death.
Any headache that lasts for a long period of time, requires a thorough examination.
As effective diagnostic tools modern medicine has to offer:
- blood test;
- electrocardiography (ECG);
- computed tomography (CT);
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Blood tests help the doctor identify the presence (absence) of infection in the body, directly affecting a headache. ECG provides an opportunity to explore the electric field produced by the heart and linked to the work of the brain.
Computed tomography allows to obtain the brain and identify pathological changes in this region. MRI is better able than CT and gives the chance without the introduction of drugs to obtain information about structural changes of the brain tissue.
Initially, it should be noted that high-quality treatment of headaches involves preliminary consultation with a specialist.
Only a qualified doctor, having established the true cause of discomfort, you may assign a number of drugs that help to cope with illness.
As the main therapeutic methods today is very actively used:
- magnetic therapy;
- laser therapy;
In most cases, the treatment of such illness individually in each specific case, therefore, to take medication on their own, without consulting a doctor, is not recommended.
Prevention of the disease
For headaches women are encouraged to write in a separate notebook or Notepad their feelings, and also note the intensity and duration of pain in a certain period of time.
In addition, it is necessary to trace the connection between the beginning of the menstrual cycle, and poor health, because a change in the hormonal cycle affects the sensitivity of the brain.
To prevent pain you need to eliminate the factors that cause discomfort.
They also often appear with the wrong diet or intense physical exertion. So try to eat regularly and to respect the day, to sleep and to go to bed at a certain time.
If possible, you should eliminate stress from the life because of depressive psychological condition can lead to sudden headaches.
Thus, the headaches of the fairer sex are quite common. In the case when they are regular, you need to immediately seek help from a doctor.