7 Surprising Everyday Factors That Are Causing An Annoying Headache

Date April 25, 2018

Although, often a headache occurs almost like out of the blue, it can be caused by some factors that we do not consider harmful or important in our everyday life. Let’s take a closer look at such factors.

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1. Hunger

It may not be obvious, but the first organ to respond to the lack of energy (decrease in glucose level) is our brain. To signalize this, it may launch a headache. Why? It is because glucose is the main source of energy for the brain.


2. Pungent smell

Modern culture allows us to choose almost any fragrance to emphasize our personality. However, many don’t know that sharp odors can easily be a cause of their headaches. The same applies to aromas of petroleum products, paint and even some medicinal products.

3. Bright light

Do you know what can spoil a nice walk on a sunny, warm day? An annoying headache! It can easily occur because of the bright light. It is especially true if you have photophobia. Try wearing sunglasses.


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4. Dehydration

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of water balance for the body and well-being. Dehydration can be manifested not only by thirst but also by a decrease in the ability to concentrate, as well as a possible occurrence of a headache. Despite the fact that the daily rate of water consumption is described in many studies, each person should listen to their own feelings.


5. Overweight

Obesity is not only a so-called beauty problem that can affect a person's self-esteem. Everyone knows that overweight poses a serious threat to literally every organ. However, this is also a common cause of frequent headaches that occur spontaneously. So, thanks to one of the latest studies, scientists concluded that women suffer from such ailments by 35% more often if they have that extra pounds.

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Many look forward to the Saturday morning, as for the first time in a week there will be an opportunity to sleep off. However, instead of feeling a surge of energy, they get up tired and probably having a headache. Experts associate such headache with a violation of person’s daily routine and recommend to wake up at about the same time.

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7. Brain hypoxia

You can have severe headaches simply because of the lack of oxygen that is transported to your brain. Many reasons can cause the short supply of oxygen, so if you feel troubled breathing or suffer constant headaches without any reason – don’t hesitate to visit your local specialist.

Of course, other well-known factors, like stress, simple tiredness, too much time spending in front of the computer or phone, etc. can also cause headaches, but you most likely know about this. Moreover, different horrible illnesses, like brain cancer, meningitis, bleeding inside the brain, glaucoma, ruptured aneurysm, etc. also cause severe headaches and require immediate medical help.


We hope that you found this information useful and managed to get rid of the annoying headaches by eliminating the 7 factors described above. Take care and stay healthy!

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