An orthostatic headache occurs when you stand or sit up after lying down for some time. When you change positions, your cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure decreases, resulting in the headache.
Orthostatic headache symptoms may include:
- A headache that starts within minutes of standing up or sitting up.
- A headache that gets more severe when you stand up or sit up.
- A headache that improves when you lie down.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
- Neck pain or stiffness.
If you are experiencing orthostatic headaches, there are several things you can do to get rid of them:
- Keep yourself hydrated: Dehydration can exacerbate orthostatic headache, so it's important to stay hydrated. Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol: Caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate you and make orthostatic headache aggravated, so avoid them if you can.
- Lie down: If you begin to experience a headache, take a moment to rest. The headache may get better as a result of this.
- Wear compression stockings to help improve blood flow to the brain and lessen the likelihood of orthostatic headache.
- Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of orthostatic headache.
- Use Forpain to tackle stubborn and discomforting headache.
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