Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Study Reveals: Stress and Tension Headaches Are Correlated

Many people find a toothache to be practically intolerable but they would prefer one to a tension headache. Tension headaches are almost on par with a migraine in terms of the pressure and pounding sensation an individual feels behind their eyes, at their temples, or at the base of their skull. Sunlight, loud noise, physical activity, and other things can exacerbate the pain and discomfort.                                                                                

Causes and Effects of Stress - Tension
If you find yourself a frequent sufferer of tension headaches, you might be surprised to know that you likely have a high level of stress in your life. Studies have shown that stress and tension headaches are related and you could be experiencing tension headaches from stress in your life that you may not even be aware were there.

While doctors and scientists aren't sure why stress can lead to a tension headache, they do know that people with higher stress levels tend to suffer from more frequent and more intense headaches than individuals with low to no stress. If you don't feel like your headaches may be due to stress, perhaps you are attempting to find the obvious indicators that you are "stressed out" in some way.

Obvious factors like financial difficulties, workplace issues, and marital problems are usually the most commonly found factors for causing tension headaches; stress can creep into your life in smaller ways that are much less noticeable.

The best way to deal with stress is to develop coping mechanisms. These can be things like exercise, listening to music, taking a nap, and reading a book, or you can seek more professional avenues for dealing with stress via therapy sessions. Whichever way you choose to deal with stress, the important point is that you do have a way to cope and keep headaches at bay.