Headaches are felt by everyone at various times but there are particular substances which makes it more likely to be triggered off such as caffeine. Caffeine is a drug found in certain products like coffee, chocolate and tea and is often added to soft drinks and non-prescription drugs such as cold medicines and pain-relievers. Caffeine is often used to enhance muscle co-ordination, to increase the alertness of a person and decrease fatigue. However, with these benefits, caffeine can also become too stimulating and cause headaches if used excessively. This piece will go into details and discuss some of the symptoms and possible treatments.
Caffeine operates as a stimulant on the central nervous system and it is also used in medications as a remedy for headaches but it can also act as a vasoconstrictor and can even ncrease a persons’s blood pressure, which can then lead to headaches. Consuming large doses of caffeine on an empty stomach, can help to trigger off a migraine headache because it adjusts your blood sugar levels and causes it to become irregular. Persons who suffer from migraine headaches require magnesium in their body to help fight it off, but because caffeine is a diuretic it also has the ability to flush this from your system making the headache even worse. Medications that are filled with caffeine can also further heighten the bad effects of a headache. Migraine headaches can prolong for extended periods of time, from a couple hours within the day leading into couple days and even weeks depending on the severity.
As with other causes of headaches, caffeine headaches has basically the same symptoms, like disturbed concentration, fatigue, aching muscles, dizziness and in some cases nausea. Continuous Disturbed concentration affects a person’s regular functionality in their environment, especially if headaches prolong over long periods of time. In most cases headaches result in a lot of strain in various muscles in the body, mainly the head, neck, shoulder and back areas. This can make persons incapable to be able to rest comfortably. Sleep is one of the body’s basic necessities, it aids in the healing process of rejuvenating, soothing the body and works as a natural tranquilizer, so when this process becomes hampered it intensifies the stress level, leads to more headaches and further affects their performance. Headaches can also make persons become very irritable and may be affected by any and everything that affects them in their environment, minor situation can sometimes make them easily distressed.
Generally persons observe how much caffeine they consume and make their daily consumption of caffeine as low and consistent as possible. Not doing this can cause overuse of caffeine and thus continued headaches. Over the counter prescription drugs such as pain killers can be used to alleviate headaches pain, in case it restarts and worsen. If headaches occur over long periods then you may need to consult a medical specialists.