Over 12 million people in the US suffer from chronic headaches, a condition that has many causes and many triggers. While there are several over-the-counter medicines and prescriptions available to provide temporary relief, lasting freedom from headaches requires a little patience and a little experimentation.
See, the triggers that cause headaches are different from person to person. What's causing your headaches is specific to you. Because of this, figuring out the source of your headaches is going to require a little experimentation.
Here are the most common causes of headaches:
• Excessive caffeine.
• Excessive alcohol.
• The wrong kind of alcohol.
• Excessive sugar.
• Poor diet
• Problems sleeping.
• Lack of exercise.
As you can see, some of the causes are broad like having a poor diet, while others are more specific, like having too much caffeine. Headache sufferers should start with the specific triggers and work their way out to more dramatic lifestyle changes.
In the next section, we will show you how to identify which triggers are yours.