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  • Headache & Medicinal Mushrooms

  • A headache is one of the most common types of physical discomforts and it manifests itself with pain in the face, head and/or neck.

    There are different types of headaches:

    • Tension-type headache
    • Migraine
    • Cluster headache

    Headaches are also classified as primary and secondary.

    Severe and frequent headaches may cause complications in the workplace and relationships. These can also lead to certain disability, social isolation and depression.

  • What can cause a tension-type headache?

    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Sleep deprivation
    • Coughing
    • Sneezing
    • Straining excessively
    • Tiredness
    • Fatigue
    • Dehydration
    • Common colds
    • Loud noises
    • Crying
    • Strained neck muscles (stiff neck)
    • Rapid ingestion of a very cold drink or food

    The dull or squeezing pain starts usually at the back of the head and moves over to the front, sometimes causing tightness in the neck, shoulders or jaws.

  • What can cause a migraine?

    • Chocolate
    • Alcohol
    • MSG drinks (monosodium glutamate)
    • Caffeine withdrawal
    • Certain types of cheese
    • Lack of sleep
    • Crying
  • What are the symptoms of a migraine?

    • Severe pain
    • Nausea
    • Sensitivity light
    • Sensitivity to sound
    • Throbbing pain
    • Pulsating pain
    • Pounding pain
    • Pain gets worse when moving

    Migraine is characteristic by the pain that starts on one side of the head and sometimes moves over to the other side.

  • What can cause a cluster headache?

    • Sinusitis – the pain is located in the front of the head and face and gets worse if bending forward or when getting out of bed.
    • Cold
    • Flu
    • Fever
    • Premenstrual syndrome
    • Temporal arteritis

    Cluster headaches are sharp, intense and very painful. They occur daily and sometimes up to a few times a day over a few months, every time lasting for up to an hour and tend to start at the same time of the day. Then the pain goes away for weeks or even months. Sometimes it never comes back.

  • Headaches can also be a symptom of an underlying health problem and needs serious attention.

    Here are some cases that are associated with a headache:

    • Viral infections
    • Head injuries
    • Dental problems
    • Side effects of medications
    • Side effects of recreational drugs
    • Vascular disorder
    • Brain tumour
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Brain bleeding
    • High blood pressure
    • Aneurysm
    • Glaucoma
    • Post dialysis
    • Post fasting
    • Post seizure recovery
    • Gastro-intestinal disorders
    • Other underlying health problems

    Some headaches are harmless and some are the symptoms of serious underlying health issues and can be life-threatening.

    It is important to seek medical advice if the headaches are frequent and persistent.

  • Recommended Medicinal Mushrooms:

    Combined intake of Reishi, Cordyceps and Shiitake can provide a significant relief from headaches and migraines due to:

    • Improved blood flow / circulation
    • Increased metabolism
    • Balanced kidney function
    • Improved gall bladder function
    • Increased oxygen supply to the brain
    • Strengthened liver function
    • Balanced hormone production

    These medicinal mushrooms can be taken prophylactically as regularly as desired.

    Please let me know if you want to discuss the dosages for the above mentioned MediMushrooms products or your health issues so that we can find the best solution for you

    I am here to help,
    Dr Alla.