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Problems of the head – Headaches, Blood vessel headaches

The Head

The entire purpose of the human body is to maintain and serve the head and its function. As the seat of the soul, the head includes the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and the face itself. Examination of the head includes detailed observation of the scalp, the eye, the ear, the nose, the mouth and its contents, and the face itself.


Headache, the silent crying of an over-burdened mind, is often traceable to a need for refreshment in some disagreeable part of our lives and only a few headaches have their origin in genuine physical disease. The popular escape from this malady, the Aspirin tablet, is consumed in enormous amounts each year, reflecting the sad fact that over a third of us have headache difficulties. Most of us would like to find and eliminate, if possible, the cause of our headache and so it is most interesting to see what headaches really are as well as what causes them.

It is amazing but true that the brain itself is incapable of any feeling and that it cannot possibly ache, even though severely burned. It is only the small blood vessels and coverings of the brain that possess any sensation or ability to feel pain. The pulling, stretching and dilatation of these vessels and brain coverings, in addition to a few painful nerve impulses from outside the brain, constitute all head pain.

Fig. 2. Headache and emotional upheavals are closely connected. Headache is the most common of all human complaints, and psycho-mental problems occupy over half of all our U.S. hospital beds.

With this simple picture, we can examine and consider most forms of headache easily.

Blood vessel headaches

The most common headache is a result of blood vessel dilation and stretching. It is found in people with migraine, high blood pressure, diabetes and hardening of the arteries. The brain arteries involved, produce the headache pain when stretched or dilated by reflexes starting in fear, anxiety or resentment. An example of a visible blood vessel dilatation, caused by reflex mental activity, is the commonplace blush, caused by embarrassment.

Relief from blood vessel headaches, usually requires a fresh approach to a disagreeable situation in our lives, or elimination of the situation altogether. This means the intelligent solving or altering of frustrating problems in our lives. Examples include thwarted ambitions, distasteful work, nagging mates and “keeping up with the Jones’.”

Why There Is Ringing Sound In My Ears After Removing Headphone?

Most people would have experienced this. After being in the presence of loud sounds, there may be a mild ringing in the ears. It doesn’t necessarily have to be headphones. You could be at a concert with booming speakers or in a movie theatre with loud blasting surround sound and once the sound stops, voila! A ringing sound in your ears. You’re probably wondering why this happens.

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Ear Ringing (Tinnitus) Disappear

In most cases, it will be a mild and temporary case of tinnitus. It may seem harmless but it’s not. If one is exposed to such loud noises on a constant or daily basis such as those whose occupation entails exposure to loud noise, the end result may be permanent tinnitus or even hearing loss.

If you have a ringing sound in your ears when you take off your headphones, you’re listening to music that is too loud for your ears to handle. Your hearing is getting damaged without you even realizing it.

In order to understand what is happening, you need to know the anatomy of your ear. Our ears have many small hairs in the cochlea. These hairs vibrate wh?n sounds enter th? ear. Since the hairs are attached to nerve cells from the roots, the vibrations are picked up and sent to the brain through nerve impulses. The brain then interprets these as sound.

Any sound louder than 110 decibels can damage the hairs in your ear by bending or breaking them. These hairs are very sensitive and loud music or sounds are too violent for the hairs to handle. When the hairs are bent, the ringing sounds which are a trademark of tinnitus will be heard. These sounds will last for as long as it takes for the hair to straighten out. In the unfortunate event where the hair breaks, you might experience hearing loss and further exposure to loud noise will cause permanent damage.

Another way the hairs will be affected is if you overexpose them to loud sound or music. The sensitive hairs will get over stimulated and once this happens, they will keep sending signals to the brain even after the sound or music stops. The brain will interpret these signals as sound and you will hear the ringing in your ears even when there is no sound in your external surroundings.

There are a few way you can prevent this ringing sound without sacrificing the loud concerts that you love. Ideally, you should avoid loud sounds, but if for some reason you can’t, you should get a pair of ear plugs. Bring the ear plugs to any concert and use them when the loud music starts. You will still be able to hear the music and enjoy it without missing a beat and your ears will be safe. If you’re using headphones that plays music, just listen to it at a lower volume. If you love music, you will take care of your hearing so that you can carry on enjoying your tunes.

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