April is Stress Awareness Month. Did you know that stress can lead to severe headaches and migraine? Diverse factors contribute to headaches and the many types of migraine, including age, weather, gender, and family history. More than 32 million Americans are far too familiar with migraine and severe headache symptoms — throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, upset stomach, and sensitivity to light, strong smells, or loud sounds. Since headaches and migraine can stop you in your tracks for hours or sometimes days, let’s talk about things you can do to help reduce how often they occur:
When you do get a headache or migraine, here are five things you can do to feel better. While each one is considered helpful and effective in general, you may want to avoid those that act as triggers for you specifically:
You’ll also want to have a plan in case you suffer a migraine while you’re away from home. Stash away some of your pain medication, bottled water, a few snacks, and a first aid cooling pack for your head. Be sure to enlist the help of a trusted co‐worker or friend to get you home so you don’t have to drive.
And don’t forget that you can trust Teladoc 24/7. Whether you need to treat your headache or other symptoms, or want to talk with a board‐certified counselor about the cause of your stress, Teladoc can help. You can reach us by phone, online, or with our convenient mobile app. Fight the drain of brain pain with Teladoc!
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