Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Caffeine For Headache

Did you know that caffeine is a treatment for headache? Caffeine is a type of drug known to increase ones alertness level. To some people, it can help relieve fatigue and rejuvenate muscle coordination.

Usually, when we speak of caffeine, coffee would easily comes to to mind. However, there are other sources of caffeine such as chocolate and tea as well as in softdrinks and over-the-counter pain relievers and medications. In fact, caffeine is an ingredient commonly found in a lot of prescription and non-prescription headache medications. Pain relievers are 40% more effective due to their caffeine additives. Because caffeine helps the body in absorbing the medication faster, sufferer experiences quick relief from the condition. It also helps in reducing the risk for potential side effects and possible drug addiction.

However, some people may have different sensitivity to caffeine. Too much of it may cause sleep problems, abdominal pain, and anxiety. When people overuse or misuse pain relief drugs containing caffeine, they could develop rebound headache. Getting rid of rebound headache means stopping the use of all medications completely.

Auhtor: Ramon Bravante

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