Do you experience headaches?
You’re certainly not alone. Headaches are a common health concern among Australians, with almost all of us experiencing them from time to time. As we age, headaches can become more common. For some of us, they may come and go but for others they can be more persistent and debilitating.
If you find that headaches are impacting your quality of life or holding you back from doing the things you love, it’s important to seek advice from a qualified health care professional.
Conveniently located in Canberra’s south, I have over 15 years experience providing quality treatment and professional advice to help manage headaches and migraines.
What causes headaches?
An important thing to recognise about headaches is there are all different kinds with many different causes. Some more serious than others. Often there can be multiple factors at play which is why it’s important to seek professional advice. These need to be investigated thoroughly so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. This is especially important if you’re experiencing persistent or reoccurring headaches.
Lifestyle factors like stress, diet, substance abuse, poor posture, bad ergonomics, particular medications, muscle tension, noise exposure, an injury or trauma, exposure to temperature extremes, lack of exercise or not drinking enough water are often common triggers for headaches.
Headaches can also be an indication of an underlying disorder such as an eye condition, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, ear nose or throat issues, nervous system disorders or an infection.
Genetics may also play a contributing role.