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Headache is a serious matter

Updated on July 1, 2011
Computer-generated image of electrical charges going in and out of a green brain with storm clouds in the background
Computer-generated image of electrical charges going in and out of a green brain with storm clouds in the background
A businesswoman on a laptop with a headache
A businesswoman on a laptop with a headache
An Asian woman with headache paying bills
An Asian woman with headache paying bills
Stress Headache
Stress Headache
Basset Hound with headache
Basset Hound with headache
The legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali during his prime
The legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali during his prime
Muhammad Ali, with Parkinson's disease in his senior years
Muhammad Ali, with Parkinson's disease in his senior years

We can save our BRAIN by easing the PAIN

My memory falters as I’m getting old. I had headaches due to migraine and insomnia because I spend a lot watching television, reading books or writing my hubs. I didn’t take aspirin or pain reliever whenever I feel such pain in my head. I just drink some lukewarm water or hot milk for a good sleep. Sometimes, the ache didn’t fade easily. Little did I know that the inflammation due to the pain I've felt can cause a severe disease that will be a burden for the rest of my life.

Parkinson’s Disease

The boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, became the famous celebrity who acquired this disease on nervous system. Boxers are susceptible to this kind of diseases due to the constant punches they receive whenever they fight inside the ring. The pain they felt in their heads can cause this severe disease.

Over-the-counter pain relievers may help ward off Parkinson’s disease. In UCLA study of 579 people, 55 per cent of those who rarely or never took non-aspirin NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) got the disease, compared to 37 per cent of those who took two or more pills every week for a month or more.

Researcher Dr. Beate Ritz says that “NAIDs keep inflammatory agents from nibbling away at brain cells.” She doesn’t suggest just to reduce our risk to acquire the disease.

This news is just a reminder that the next time I pop a pill to relieve an ache, especially headache, it will also be a way to evade the dreaded disease. God forbid.

Cure on Parkinson’s Disease

A new drug has been developed by the company called UCB. It is called Neupro, an easy-to-use dopamine-style patch that keeps the drug working for one day or 24 hours. It improves the patient’s movement and let those with early-stage Parkinson’s stay more active during the day and sleep better at night.

Personal Experience

I had an uncle who suffered from this disease. He experienced uncontrolled body movement; he talked in a slurred voice and can't sleep well at night. His life was short-lived due to financial constraint and insufficient medication.

The disease can be prevented if we will not ignore the signs and symptoms of headache.

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      So what we can do is to live and eat healthy. No vices, bacville.

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      bacville 

      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Pain relievers are to risky, nowadays. especially the synthetic ones.

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