Senior Care in Southbury CT: Five Surprising Headache Causes


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Five Surprising Headache Causes

Senior Care in Southbury CT

Senior Care in Southbury CTDoes your senior loved one complain of headaches?  Often, headaches can be frustrated because they don’t always have an obvious cause. In addition, headache pain can be uncomfortable, distracting, and hard to manage.  Having a headache can even prevent your loved one from doing activities they enjoy such as socializing, reading, listening to music, and more. In many cases, your loved one’s headache could be caused by a trigger that they weren’t even aware of. Discovering and eliminating these triggers can help your loved one to prevent future headaches.  Read on for a list of surprising headache causes to see if one may be triggering your loved one’s headaches.


Unfortunately, stress can lead to tension headaches, which in turn can lead to more stress!  If you suspect that stress is causing your loved one’s headaches, encourage them to try some relaxation techniques regularly such as deep breathing or meditation. Regular exercise can also help to relieve chronic stress and it may even help your loved one to prevent future headaches.


Both sudden and gradual weather changes can lead to headaches in many people. Unfortunately, there is not much that your loved one can do to prevent a headache that is brought on by changes in weather and changes in barometric pressure, but they can at least know why they have a headache on certain days!

Blood Sugar Dips

If your loved one suffers a headache after skipping a meal or shortly after eating something very sweet, their headache may be related to low blood sugar.  If your loved one goes without eating for a long time, their blood sugar will drop and it will also drop after it spikes when your loved one eats something very sweet like candy.  To prevent these headaches, make sure that your loved one eats a healthy, balanced diet and eats at regular intervals.

Strong Smells

Strong smells such as paint, perfume, cleaning products, even certain flowers, can trigger headaches in some people.  To prevent headaches that are triggered by these strong scents, avoid using these products in your loved one’s home. Use natural cleaning supplies such as vinegar and lemon juice and avoid wearing heavy perfume.


If your loved one is accustomed to drinking coffee or tea and goes without one day, this can lead to a headache.  Similarly, consuming too much caffeine can trigger a headache as well.  To prevent caffeine-related headaches, encourage your loved one to enjoy caffeinated beverages in moderation.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Southbury CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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