Alam mo kung bakit, Breaker?

Sasakit talaga ang ulo mo kung gabi-gabi ka nagpupuyat sa ka-“late night convo” mo kahit alam mo namang walang kayo.

Paano ‘di sasakit ang ulo eh matigas ang ulo?

Chour!

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‘Wag mo sabihing ‘di ka winarningan, Breaker, ah. Labyu.

Pero eto, seryoso na…

Madalas kasi tayong naka-focus sa cure for headache (hello, essential oils) pero gaano ba ka-important na malaman mo ang cause?

Sabi nga ni Toketemu Ohwovoriole in her article Here’s What Could Be Causing Your Head Pain by VeryWell Mind, “Discovering what could be causing your head pain, however, is the first step in preventing head pain to reoccur.”

Mahirap na magkasakit these days, Breaker, kaya kung maiiwasan naman iwasan na para ‘di na ulit masaktan ‘di ba?

Ehem.

You can BreakThrough!

Here are 3 BreakThrough reasons bakit masakit ang ulo mo and what to do about it.

BreakThrough Reason #1: Stressed out ka.

Dahil ba sa nababalitaan mo about COVID-19 virus?

Responsibilities?

Future?

Relationships?

Change?

“One of the leading causes of head pain is stress. When you are very stressed you are most likely to experience something called a tension headache. You might feel the pain gradually build up, typically in the middle of the day. It might sometimes feel like you have a band around your neck or dull aches at either side of your head,” Toketemu explained.

Ganito ba ang nararamdaman mo, Breaker?

Kung ano man ‘yan kinaka-stress mo lately, sabi rin niya na…

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“Identifying and eliminating the stressors in your life is the first step to getting rid of this kind of head pain.”

Baka kasi you’re carrying everything on your shoulder and gets namin kasi may responsibility ka na need gampanan.

Saludo kami sa hindi mo pagbitaw when the going gets tough.

Pero. Pero. Pero.

Hindi mo naman kailangang akuin lahat. ‘Wag ganun, Breaker. Hindi ka superhuman.

There is Someone who cares for you.

Sabi ni Jesus sa Matthew 11:28-30 NIV, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

See?

Sabi sa ‘yo ‘di ka lang namin sasabihang uminom ng Biogesic para mawala ang sakit ng ulo mo, pero we will point to your Healer, Jesus.

Hindi lang Siya concerned sa healing ng physical body mo pero pati na rin sa healing ng puso mo na maybe puno ng worries and fears right now.

Gustomoyon?

BreakThrough Reason #2: Nag-change ka ng routine.

Dumalas ba ang sakit ng ulo mo ever since the pandemic started?

“For many people, the pandemic has meant changes in schedule, sleep, and eating habits — all factors that can tip someone over to triggering a migraine,” says Katherine Hamilton, MD in an article Is Working From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic Giving You a Headache or Migraine? by Becky Upham of Everyday Health.

Aminin mo, Breaker.

How much of your routine changed?

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From sleeping on time dahil maaga pa ang pasok bukas to sleeping late kasi ‘di na need bumiyahe.

From eating on schedule to skipping meals kasi “anytime” puwede ka kumain dahil within reach naman ang dining table.

From exercising kahit papano dahil need mo maglakad to the office to inactive lifestyle dahil work-from-home ka.

Sasakit talaga ang ulo mo, Breaker!

Ibat-iba man tayo ng story on how COVID-19 changed our way of life, you can still BreakThrough.

Ang answer to this?

CONSISTENCY.

Kung sa relasyon kailangan ng consistency, sa self-care mo rin.

“(1) Go to bed and wake up around the same time. (2) Have regular meals at around the same time every day. (3) Drink plenty of water throughout the day,” tip ni Becky.

Ganyorn!

Walang lusot din pala ang mga coffee lovers diyan, kasabay ng changes in eating habits ay ang pag-inom ng kape.

“Consuming too much caffeine may cause a headache by restricting the blood flow to your brain. If you have a habit of drinking several cups of coffee a day and find that you’ve been getting headaches more frequently, cutting down on your caffeine consumption might just be the answer,” shinare ni Toketemu.

Alam naming masakit basahin pero munting paalala lang ‘yan na kailangang pagmuni-munihan.

Labyu.

BreakThrough Reason #3: 13 hours ka nang nakatutok sa screen.

Oo, Breaker.

Bukod sa stress and changes in routine, it could be na masakit ang ulo mo kasi “staying put at home in a situation like the coronavirus pandemic can lead to as much as 60 percent more screen time,” sabi ni Becky from Nielsen polling company.

Ibig sabihin ng 60 percent ay an average person spends more than 13 hours daily na nakatutok sa screen.

“If you have any potential issue that can cause headaches, it’s more likely to come out in a situation like that, where you put that much strain on the system,” Paul Karpecki, OD in Everyday Health.

Can you imagine, Breaker?

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Ang bilis ng oras kapag nagso-scroll ka sa social media or nagwo-work ka sa laptop, pero ganito na pala ang impact.

Kaya after mo ‘to basahin ipahinga mo na mata mo, ah?

Sabihin mo doon sa ka-late night convo mo, “‘Yung sarili ko naman ang iisipin ko.”

Dagdag BreakThrough tips.

Protect your eyes by blocking the blue light na nanggagaling sa screen mo. Make use of the night shift or night mode sa phone mo kapag gabi or puwede ka mag-download ng blue light filter app.

Bakit?

“The blue light produced by electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and computers, has been found to interfere with the body’s natural sleep-promoting processes,” says SleepFoundation.org in their article Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As much as possible nga you limit your screen time kapag umaga lang at may araw pa and iwasan na mag-phone an hour bago ka mag-sleep.

Isa pang BreakThrough advice is to “give your eyes a chance to relax by periodically (every 20 minutes or so) moving your gaze to something farther away, which can help reduce eye strain,” sabi ni Becky.

Totoong lugaw is essential, Breaker, but self-care is essential too.

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‘Wag kang papabudol sa “I miss you” niya.

Chour!

Pero Breaker, eto seryoso… Bago mo i-close ‘tong article.

“If you are experiencing any unbearable or recurring pain that feels abnormal to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor about it,” sabi ng Verywell Mind.

Andito kami to help you uncover ‘yung mga need mo maintindihan about headache and we hope naka-help sa ‘yo.

Pero. Pero. Pero.

Go and see a medical professional kapag madalas ang head pains mo kasi sila lang ang makakapagsabi sa ‘yo kung may underlying condition pa ‘yan. Uso ngayon ang telemedicine kaya don’t hesitate to reach out to them.

Kung nagwo-worry ka and you don’t know what to do, we want to help you. Text mo kami sa 0999-227-1927 or call 0931-805-0802.

Open din ang aming iCanBreakThrough Facebook page or Instagram account or email for your messages.

Wait ka namin, Breaker. Let’s BreakThrough together.