Headache and heaviness in the head are familiar, probably, to every adult. This is a fairly common symptom of many diseases: from colds to serious disorders of the brain.
An unpleasant sensation in your head can ruin any plans. There may be various reasons. These are stressful situations, disorders of the nervous system, a sharp change in temperature, prolonged physical activity, bad habits, unbalanced nutrition, etc. As a rule, heaviness in the head occurs when there is insufficient oxygen supply to the brain cells.
Also, pain and heaviness in the head can be the result of mechanical trauma, in which pain receptors of the arterial sheath and nerve endings are irritated. With neurochemical changes, human behavior changes: facial expressions, speech, gestures, postures, etc.
Pain in the head differs in intensity (strong and weak), character (pulsating, acute, dull), duration (short-term, constant, systematic), in the place of localization (temporal, parietal, frontal, occipital), etc. It can be an independent disease, but, most often, pain signals the presence of some kind of disturbance in the work of the body. Very often, headaches are accompanied by a sharp increase or decrease in blood pressure, the appearance of a feeling of nausea and vomiting, and visual acuity. With some diseases, there is a heaviness in the head. Dizziness is a common symptom that accompanies various diseases.
The heaviness in the head itself is caused by a stagnant process in which venous blood accumulates in the head area. This condition often manifests itself in the morning after waking up. To get rid of unpleasant sensations, it is advisable to carry out an independent head massage, during which stimulation occurs and all processes are activated. To do this, it is necessary to press on the crown area with competent movements, then alternately on the right and left carotid arteries. By expanding the blood vessels, blood will flow to the brain, improving the patient's condition.
There are cases in which the appearance of a headache should cause concern. The first case is incessant vomiting, after which the patient's condition does not improve. The second case is a headache after taking antipyretic drugs. Particular attention should be paid if a small rash appears in the form of dark red spots. This may be a sign of meningococcal infection, in which there are quite serious changes in the brain.
When contacting a specialist, it is necessary to remember, after which pain or heaviness appears in the head, how unpleasant sensations manifest themselves, what accompanies, how often and for how long they are disturbed. This will help to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the optimal treatment package. Also, after a general examination by a therapist, the patient must undergo a computed tomography, an electroencephalogram, a blood test for the general and biochemical composition, and be examined by other specialists (ophthalmologist, neurologist, surgeon, cardiologist and others).
Of the folk remedies used to reduce pain in the head and eliminate severity, decoctions of calendula, chamomile, primrose, rue, valerian, lemon balm, mint, lily of the valley, rose hips, oregano and other medicinal plants are used. Of course, before taking it, you need to get the advice of your doctor, so as not to aggravate the situation.