The one ailment that has the capability of bringing down the fittest of people is a headache. It’s not just the pain that is the problem, headaches or migraines can also spoil your mood and even make you angry unnecessarily. So, it becomes all the more important to find the factors that result in a headache and try to control them.
To help you in being fit, fine and healthy, we have come across some root causes related to headaches and how to prevent them.
1. Neurotransmitter imbalance
Serotonin, dopamine and GABA are some of the well-known neurotransmitters which are also known as the brain’s messengers. Studies have found that one of the root cause of having a migraine is the low level of these neurotransmitters. Having low serotonin and dopamine levels has mental effects like aggression, migraines, depression, heart palpitations and arrhythmias, and obsessive-compulsive thoughts.
It is of utmost importance that these neurotransmitter levels are kept optimum and the best substances to keep these levels high are amino acids. It is the amino acids from which the neurotransmitters are made so if the amino acids intake is there, the neurotransmitter level will be good on its own.
2. Hormonal Imbalance
Many women tend to experience migraines and headaches in a cyclic manner ie., at specific times in the month and then they go away after that on their own. This generally occurs due to the imbalance in the estrogen and progesterone levels. Both low and high levels of these hormones can cause the headaches.
But before you start taking some hormone balancing medicines, it is better you get a DUTCH Test done to know the correct hormone levels you have. Only then and after the doctor’s recommendation should you take any medicine.
3. Liver Phase Imbalance
Do you have a headache when you eat a particular thing or when you smell perfume? Well, then you probably have a liver phase imbalance. Basically, the liver has 2 phases of detoxification. Phase 1 readies the toxins for phase 2 and during phase 1, many toxins become even more toxic. But if phase 2 is not able to keep up with phase 1 then all the toxins will spill into the body thereby creating multiple foods and smell sensitivities.
By delaying phase 1 while working more on phase 2, we can give phase 2 the time it needs to catch up and thereby reduce the sensitiveness.