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What Might Really Be Causing Your Headaches

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What Might Really Be Causing Your Headaches

If you find that you are getting a lot of frequent headaches, you will certainly want to find a way to get to the bottom of it. Having headaches all of the time is not the kind of thing that many people can put up with very well for too long, and it makes sense to want to sort it out as early as you can. As it happens, there can be many reasons that you might develop a headache, and it is often necessary to look into the underlying cause before you can find the best solution for your particular situation. In this article, we are going to look at some of the most common causes of headaches, so that you can be sure what you know is causing yours – and hopefully fix it all the sooner:

Stress:

We all experience a lot of stress in our daily lives, and this can lead to many health problems in time if we allow it to overtake us. This is all too easy to do if you are not careful and allow it to worsen, so it is a good idea to make sure that you deal with it as early as possible. One of the possible results of a lot of stress, is that you might experience headaches throughout the day. You can generally tell if it is a stress headache because there will not appear to be any underlying health problems and it will be linked to stressful or triggering situations. Obviously, the way to get rid of such headaches is to remove the source of stress, or to take up stress-busting activities such as meditation and mindfulness exercises.

Poor Eyesight:

If you have eyesight which is gradually worsening, that too can lead to some pretty bad headaches on the whole. You might have a hard time working out whether you are experiencing this kind of headache, but again there will be some telltale signs. Probably the most obvious is that you will have headaches mostly when you are doing a lot of close reading, or possibly while driving and other activities like that. If you are having this a lot, you might want to get an eye exam and see whether your eyesight is getting worse or not. If it is, wearing glasses or contacts might be the answer, and will hopefully reduce headaches, as well.

Dehydration:

We all know the feeling of the hangover headache – all of this is really  dehydration, and if you are frequently dehydrated you will find that you are having a lot of headaches. The best solution here is preventative – in other words, make sure to drink plenty of water at all times. But if you are struggling to do that, you might want to set yourself reminders so that you can be sure of doing it more often and more easily. With any luck, your headaches will disappear, and if they don’t you will at least know that the cause must be something else.

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Hydrate!

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Avoiding The Legal Headaches Of The Business World

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Avoiding The Legal Headaches Of The Business World

Running your own small business is like every other aspect of your life, as you need to be cognizant of the law. Just as you will know when you are at home how loud you can play music and that you need planning permission to make any changes to your house. And while you are in public, you will acknowledge the importance of not behaving in certain ways, you should also be aware of the things that you have to do in the business world when it comes to your legal obligations and limits.

A lot of laws are ostensibly superfluous because the things that they prohibit are already governed by a sort of tacitly agreed social contract. Many people do not do certain things because they would not want to do them in any case, irrespective of whether there is a law in place that tells them that they shouldn’t. However, with some things, the law imposes obligations on you that you may find to be quite restrictive or expensive. The reality is, that you still need to attend to these things because they often have the benefits of your employees or society as a whole in mind. Failing to do so can result in legal difficulties which can feasibly end the viability of your business. Here are a few things that you should consider to make sure that your business is compliant:

Some things are rather obvious, like the importance of running an office or other business venues in such a way that reduces the potential risk of fire. These measures are sensible not only because they can help prevent horrific injury or death, but also because a fire can be disastrous for business. Taking out business insurance is always a good idea. It is not just for pessimists; in the event that your office does burn down, you will realize that it is for realists. However, there are also lots of fire codes, which you need to know and submit to. They are often detailed and complex and rather than reading, understanding, and implementing them yourself, you may want to hire a fire safety franchise to come into your business and make sure that everything is as it should be. It will ensure that your business is not closed down by government inspectors, as well as keeping you and your employees safe.

Not all of the threats to your business are so impersonal as something like fire, though. The people that you hire can also prove to be a disadvantage to you. Research conducted by the Ponemon Institute in Tucson, Arizona, found that 60% of employees who quit a job or who are asked to leave steal from that company. 65% of those same people took email lists, while 35% took employee records. Remarkably, 16% had the temerity to take financial information. This is illegal and can present a major threat to your business. If that person takes that data to one of your competitors, you may not be able to compete as effectively as you’d like. However, if that data is leaked, it could hurt your reputation and leave you vulnerable to being sued. Encrypting your data and implementing clearance levels and non-disclosure agreements is a good idea.

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What’s Giving You A Headache?

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If you look down a list of the symptoms for pretty much any illness in the world, you’ll see “headache” listed as one of the symptoms. From the mundane through to the catastrophic, it seems that where there’s an illness there’s an associated headache with it. Then there’s the fact that headaches themselves can be idiopathic, occurring for no other reason than you’re a human being with a head – and sometimes, they just hurt because they feel like it. It’s actually considered fairly standard to suffer from a headache every day, especially the muscular, nagging tension headaches that we’re all so familiar with.

However, if you have a headache outside of the “norms”, how do you go about figuring out the cause? Or even if there is a cause? While no means exhaustive, below are some of the reasons why you might be experiencing a persistent and nagging headache. Some are for simple reasons, while others are more of a cause for concern. Have a glance over them and remember to always speak to your doctor if you have headaches that are concerning you. It’s almost certainly nothing to be worried about, so don’t panic, just be proactive about scheduling an appointment.

Dehydration: It seems that a glass of water is the cure for all illnesses these days, but that’s largely because… a glass of water can cure all illnesses. Water is fundamental for a human body that’s made up of 80% water, so if you’re not drinking enough, then it’s a cause for concern. Dehydration is speculated to be a primary cause of all headaches that don’t have an underlying condition. So your first step at the sign of throbbing temples should be to drink a few glasses of water and increase your intake of water-rich vegetables.

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H2O!!

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Carbon monoxide is a stealth killer. The symptoms begin slowly and with no detectable cause, as the gas is odorless and undetectable without special monitoring equipment. If your headache is always at its worst when you’re at home, then it’s worth considering this as a cause. Always make sure that your gas supply is properly maintained by a plumbing service that you trust and ensure that you have carbon monoxide detectors both fitted and working at all times. It’s one to take seriously because carbon monoxide kills around 500 people per year. (Yikes)

Medication/Supplement Side Effects: If you take any medication or supplements on a regular basis and are experiencing headaches, then you should suspect them as the cause. Even the most benign of over-the-counter supplements can cause head pain, while prescribed medications are even more likely to be the culprit. This is especially true if your headaches have only started after beginning a new medication. Talk to your doctor to rule medication in or out. If it’s found to be an issue, there are usually alternatives that you can try to keep your headaches at bay.

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