10 Unexpected Headache Triggers

Headache is one of the most common symptom experienced by people, some things are known to be the cause. Here it is 10 trigger headaches that sometimes are not unexpected.

Headaches that arise can feel light or heavy it makes a person would have to consult with your doctor to find out the exact cause. Even so actually there are 10 causes of headaches that sometimes are not recognized by someone as quoted from the Health, on Thursday (02/10/2011), namely:

1. Headaches due to sex
In one survey found about 40 percent of people suffer from headaches after sex. Usually the headache is caused due to the head suffered fatigue and is more common in men. Head pain is preceded by pain during foreplay and headaches appear suddenly when the orgasm. Generally, these headaches are not dangerous.

2. Headache due to weight
In a recent study researchers found that women with mild obesity (body mass index / BMI reaches 30) has a 35 percent greater risk of experiencing headaches compared with those who have a lower BMI. While people with a BMI at 40 have a risk of 80 percent.

3. Headaches due to a personality that is owned
Personality trait or owned as too rigid, serious and very prone to obsessive allow a person affected by headaches. If it has one personality, and should take the time to do relaxation exercises.

4. Headaches due to the smell of paint
The smell of paint sometimes caused by very piercing and allow people to get headaches. For that person should not be too hasty to occupy new space in the paint and choose paints that contain levels of volatile organic compounds (volatile) is low.

5. Headaches due to dehydration
One does not need to drink gallons of water to stay hydrated. But try to not wait for thirst to come first and drink water. Because if a person is dehydrated (lack of fluids), then the flow of blood into the force does not pass the blood vessels to dilate and the intake of oxygen carried to the brain is also reduced which can trigger headaches.

6. Headache due to skip meals
Skipping meals not only creates a feeling of hunger but also trigger headaches. This is because the supply of glucose that can reach the brain is reduced. Low blood sugar levels can cause body fatigue and headaches.

7. Headaches from too much caffeine
Audrey Halpern, MD as a neurologist from New York City said a little caffeine can indeed help solve the headache. But if caffeine is consumed too many in fact have the opposite effect of triggering a headache.

8. Headache due to lazy sports
A study conducted by Swedish researchers shows that lazy person's sport experience headaches more likely than active people outside or frequent exercise. Perform 20-30 minutes of cardio exercise five times a week can help relieve stress, sends blood to the brain and releases endorphins.

9. Headache due to certain foods
Everyone has different body reactions vary, but there are some specific foods that contain magnesium-rich known to trigger headaches for most people. Try to avoid red wine, foods containing MSG (monosodium glutamate) and processed meat, then multiply the consumption of spinach, fish oil, olive oil and white beans.

10. Headache due to holiday
Alexander Mauskop, MD, founder and director of the New York Headache Center, said over the weekend or when someone take a break from the existing routines can trigger headaches. To prevent this try to keep as normal as possible sleep time on weekends and do not be too long a rest or stay in bed until noon.


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