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Suggest remedies for muscle contraction around the head

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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016
Question: Hello Doc, my work is very stressful, of late i been feeling like muscle contraction around my head.

I did several test for malaria, typhord, blood volume was 17.5, i did cbc another test but thr doctor found nothing wrong, urine no infection as well.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need proper stress management

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

From the available description there is evidence that muscle contractions are due to excessive stress and you need to manage stress.

I am writing down few of the strategies that will help you in management of stress leading to reduction of your abnormal contraction.

1. Diet: Ensure intake of adequate quantity of fiber. 2 servings of vegetable salad and 2 servings of fruits( One preferable citrus fruit). Avoid junk food and fast food especially pizza, burgers and excessive sweets

2. Ensure adequate water intake: Follow rule of 1 which i usually advise. 1 glass of water 1 hour before and 1 glass of water 1 hour after every meals will ensure adequate consumption of water . Recommended intake of water is 2 to 3 liter a day. Insufficient intake of water could be a contributing factor in causation of symptoms.

3. Early morning Exercise: Brisk walking for 30 minutes at a stretch preferably in garden will be very helpful.
Make it a daily habit and incorporate in your lifestyle. Believe me it makes wonders. There is no need to go to gym r use any expensive workout instruments.

4. Avoid tea/coffee/ nicotine and alcoholic beverages: If at all you want to drink something, drink fresh lime water.

5. Start your day with a glass of Lemon water with 2 spoons of honey added. have a good breakfast.

6. Don't take work so seriously: We all have the feeling to excel in our respective fields and don't spend adequate time with our own self trying to understand our own needs.
Spend time with your family and friends.

7. While working take frequent regular breaks: Taking regular breaks will not waste the time, but it will definitely increase the productivity, concentration and reasoning. Take break for 5 minutes every 30 minutes.
Close your eyes and rotate the eye balls for couple of minutes

8. Avoid late night socialization

9. Avoid starring for longer time at the computer screen or TV for longer time

10. Steam inhalation before going to sleep will be very refreshing

11. Multivitamin and Calcium supplement.

12. Avoid tea/coffee/carbonated beverages / alcohol
Wishing you a very happy and healthy life

Thanks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (4 hours later)
Yes Doctor everything you just said where the very same the doctor here in liberia said after my results. Another fact i left out was that my perssure was 155/95 at the hispital today. Meanwhile its was 124/100 on firday evening and 135/ 100 at Friday midday, and 170/ 100 at thursday evening after i had taken a soilder assigned to my unit to the hospital.
Lastly thr doctor after seeing nothing else in my lab results said i should simply take parcetamon and drink lots of fuilds. But which fluilds since, even dore he said my sugar was normal but i am still
Skepitical of surgar based beverage.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Simple water based fluids devoid of calories and salt

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for follow up.

When somebody says lots of fiiud it means simple water with no added calories. Sugar itself is a strong inflammatory agents and never advised by medical doctor unless otherwise someone have low blood sugar


Since you have the normal sugar it means plain water but no sugary drinks or energy drinks as far as possible.


Regarding the blood pressure level I feel if the stress management and low intake of sodium (processed food to be avoided) does not bring it down to normal level you need to consider medication as an option.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
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Thanks and regards.

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Suggest remedies for muscle contraction around the head

Brief Answer: You need proper stress management Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. From the available description there is evidence that muscle contractions are due to excessive stress and you need to manage stress. I am writing down few of the strategies that will help you in management of stress leading to reduction of your abnormal contraction. 1. Diet: Ensure intake of adequate quantity of fiber. 2 servings of vegetable salad and 2 servings of fruits( One preferable citrus fruit). Avoid junk food and fast food especially pizza, burgers and excessive sweets 2. Ensure adequate water intake: Follow rule of 1 which i usually advise. 1 glass of water 1 hour before and 1 glass of water 1 hour after every meals will ensure adequate consumption of water . Recommended intake of water is 2 to 3 liter a day. Insufficient intake of water could be a contributing factor in causation of symptoms. 3. Early morning Exercise: Brisk walking for 30 minutes at a stretch preferably in garden will be very helpful. Make it a daily habit and incorporate in your lifestyle. Believe me it makes wonders. There is no need to go to gym r use any expensive workout instruments. 4. Avoid tea/coffee/ nicotine and alcoholic beverages: If at all you want to drink something, drink fresh lime water. 5. Start your day with a glass of Lemon water with 2 spoons of honey added. have a good breakfast. 6. Don't take work so seriously: We all have the feeling to excel in our respective fields and don't spend adequate time with our own self trying to understand our own needs. Spend time with your family and friends. 7. While working take frequent regular breaks: Taking regular breaks will not waste the time, but it will definitely increase the productivity, concentration and reasoning. Take break for 5 minutes every 30 minutes. Close your eyes and rotate the eye balls for couple of minutes 8. Avoid late night socialization 9. Avoid starring for longer time at the computer screen or TV for longer time 10. Steam inhalation before going to sleep will be very refreshing 11. Multivitamin and Calcium supplement. 12. Avoid tea/coffee/carbonated beverages / alcohol Wishing you a very happy and healthy life Thanks