Can Caffeine Help A Headache?
Got a bad headache?
Do you think that caffeine can fix it?
According to Huff Post Life experts, caffeine can both help and possibly worsen a headache, depending on your habits.
There are only a few cases where caffeine makes headaches feel better.
According to the Huff Post, "For headaches caused by swelling of blood vessels in the brain ― a condition known as vasodilation ― caffeine may help by causing the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the swelling."
But Kiran F.
Rajneesh, director of neurological pain at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center warns that ingesting too much caffeine can make your tense muscles become tenser.
You should also consider the caffeine source.
Coffee, tea, chocolate and soda are the most common, but Rajneesh says that coffee is the most natural and energy drinks should be avoided.
When it comes to java he advises limiting consumption to one or two cups.
He adds, "Three to four cups should probably be the cutoff."