You wouldn’t want to be held back from school, club activities, family gatherings, and what other teenagers like you are supposed to be enjoying because you’re preoccupied with the nagging pain in your head.
But before you reach into your mother’s aspirin, maybe you should know what’s really causing these headaches before trying to just get through the day with a pill. Why? Because you and I both know that simply relying on pain killers alone won’t solve the problem, not to mention that the effect of the pill is likely to wear off after a couple of hours or so. You’d want a better solution than that. Trust me; you absolutely don’t want to spend the next 10, 20 or more years of your life taking pain meds.
A lot of people would assume it’s something complicated, but what might surprise you is that the cause or causes of your headache, migraine or combination of the two are:
Lack Of Sleep—yes, those late night texting, Skype chatting, Facebook stalking, internet surfing, or even movie marathons are likely to take toll on you.
Skipping Meals—sometimes it feels like there’s a lot of things to do with too little time. Those days rushing to school with no breakfast or passing out on bed from exhaustion with no dinner seems fine but not really.
Coffee—who isn’t hooked these days? Aside from the fact that it gives us an instant jolt of energy when you’re so out of it, those giant coffee shops make their coffee look and taste irresistible. But yeah, it’s not a good idea.
Low Physical Activity—if you think partying all night or roaming round the mall all day is considered as physical activity, think again.
Unhealthy Eating Patterns—substituting real food to chips, bagels or soda or buying into diet fads won’t do you good.
Yes, there could be other reasons for those unbearable headaches, but you cannot deny that the unhealthy lifestyle, that you try to cling to for as long as you can, have a strong correlation it. Sometimes being a teenager feels like you’re invincible, but the thing is your body isn’t exactly made of steel. There’s still a way for you to not put up with the pain. See your primary health care provider or consider chiropractic care.