Feeling of Heaviness in Head and Its Home Remedies for Treatment

Many healthcare practitioners consider heaviness in the head a form of tension headache. It is usually likened to a feeling similar to experiencing a tight band around the head. A mild and simple case is one with nondescript drugs and a good work habit.

Heaviness In Head Symptoms

These symptoms are usually indicative if the heaviness is mild or severe.

It might change from time to time. Proper assessment should be done to determine actual case and severity of disease. The following signs and symptoms should be observed:

  • Heaviness in the head.
  • Tightness
  • Anxiety
  • Tension
  • Increased sweating
  • Muscle tension
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Trembling
  • Startled easily
  • Worrying excessively

Feeling Of Heaviness In Head Causes

Relentless, persistent cases should be watched for carefully especially when their severity and frequency is increasing. The symptoms surrounding the condition would usually lead to what is causing the heaviness in the head. Many factors are considered as causes of heaviness in the head are:

  • Anxiety
  • Common cold
  • Sinus condition
  • Panic attacks
  • Heavy drinking
  • Depression
  • Migraine
  • Emotional component

Home Remedies For Heaviness In Head

The following are home remedies for treating heaviness in the head:

  • Try drinking lime juice with ginger to dispel nausea.
  • Refrain from putting undue pressure on the eyeball. This will allow your eyes to relax.
  • Keep eyes clean and clear at all times.
  • Blinking the eyes more and doing some eye exercises will lessen the strain on the eyes.
  • Avoid constipation. Constipation puts undue pressure on the head due to the increased pressure when straining during bowel movement.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet with lots of fiber.
  • Turmeric. Drinking turmeric as a concoction and inhaling turmeric stick have been used as a remedy against heaviness in the head for years.
  • Sleep. A good night’s sleep is very relaxing and rests the mind.
  • Meditation. Releasing anxiety and other thoughts that cloud the brain will leave a feeling of relaxation and decrease the headaches.

If these home remedies were practiced but resulted unfavorably, then maybe another consultation to the physician will lead to better results. The treatment for heavy head syndrome usually relates to the symptom seen during the consultation with the physician. Treatments are as follows:

  • Referral to a neurologist for further examination.
  • Referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to rule out the presence of anxiety disorders.

22 thoughts on “Feeling of Heaviness in Head and Its Home Remedies for Treatment

  • October 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I am suffering from blurred vision, heaviness of head and eyes. Is it due to depression or gas?

    • October 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Usually when you have gas, there are prominent abdominal symptoms such as burps, bloating, discomfort in abdomen etc. If you are depressed you may have headache and eyes with many other symptoms of depression such as reduced appetite, lethargy etc. Since there is blurred vision you should and should not neglect it. Consult an ophthalmologist as there can be other causes of eye diseases. If you are depressed try meditation and yoga.

  • October 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I am suffering from heaviness and mild headache with dullness in my eyes. What is the treatment?

    • October 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

      If you have strained your eye or if you have not slept well for few days you may feel mild headache and dullness in your eyes. These are common causes; however many other disorders may have symptoms of dullness and mild headache as in case of hypertension, sinusitis, etc.
      • You need to have sound sleep at least for 7 to eight hours.
      • If you are hypertensive, take proper medication and restrict salty diet.
      • Avoid straining your eyes while working on a computer or while reading.
      • Wash your eyes with cold water frequently.
      • Eat foods that are rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A strengthens eye and visual acuity.
      • Massage your forehead with any vegetable oil to get relief from mild headache.

  • November 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I am suffering from heaviness in head all the day from last 5 month. What is the treatment?

    • November 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Can you tell me your age? Are there any other associated symptoms?

  • December 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I am 33 years old. Recently I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I am suffering from heaviness in head, slight loss of balance etc since few days. Is there any home remedy to lower my blood pressure?

    • December 25, 2013 at 6:21 am

      The symptoms that you are having may be due to high blood pressure. Controlling blood pressure needs multifaceted approach.
      • Reduce your salt intake.
      • Lower your stress level at work as well as in your relationship if it is there. Practice yoga and meditation.
      • Stop smoking and drinking.
      • Eat more vegetables and fruits instead of non vegetarian food.
      • Avoid processed foods, fatty meat, fried food, food consisting high amount of trans fats.
      • Exercise regularly such as walking, swimming etc. Stay active in life.
      • If you are obese lose weight.

  • January 9, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I am 28 years old. I am suffering from continuous headache with constant feeling of pressure. I am feeling sleepy and pass bad smelling flatus. Also I am feeling hot and cold both at the same time. Can you suggest something that may be useful?

    • January 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

      There are two problems, one is headache and other is bad smelling flatus. Headache can be due to various reasons. Improper sleep, refractory error, and many other causes can produce headache. You should also check your blood pressure with your doctor. Often bad smelling flatus results when there is insufficient bowel movement. Therefore ensure that the bowel movement is complete. Eat food containing fibers. It helps easy evacuation of feces.

  • March 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I feel heaviness in the heart especially when I wake up to start morning exercises. Is it normal? Do I need to go for a cardiac check-up? What could be the cause?

    • March 21, 2014 at 5:56 am

      You have not mentioned your age. Any type of discomfort in chest after exercise or in the morning after you wake up should not be taken lightly. You need to do tests to rule out any cardiac ailment. Primary tests such as blood tests for lipids (cholesterol), ECG and stress test, besides monitoring blood pressure are necessary when you have such symptoms.

  • March 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I am 35 years old. I have severe headaches, dizziness and feeling of heaviness in the head. Sometimes my face feels heavy. Doctors said that there is no problem but I have constant pain. What medicines should I take?

    • March 27, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Before taking medicines you need to find the underlying reason for headache. Often refractory error may give rise to headache or heaviness in head. Check with your optician if you are having numbers. If you are suffering from sinusitis, it may cause frontal headache with heaviness in head and face. Check your hemoglobin level. Anemia may cause dizziness and heaviness in head together with generalized weakness.

  • April 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I am 26 years old. I have been feeling heaviness in my head for the last 10 months. I feel sleepy every 3-4 hours. My eyelids start getting heavy and droopy. My blood pressure is normal.

    • April 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      There are several reasons for a person to feel sleepy all the time. Usually lifestyle factors contribute a lot for this problem. Person living a sedentary life or working on a computer for long hours is prone to feel sleepy. If your night sleep is interrupted frequently, you may feel sleepy with heavy head in the morning and throughout the day. If you are working in shifts, your normal sleep cycle is disturbed which may cause frequent headaches and sleepiness. Follow these steps for sound sleep and alleviating heaviness in head.
      • Plan for sound sleep for at least eight hours at night.
      • Drink enough water and stay hydrated.
      • Avoid excessive caffeinated drinks.
      • Take a break from your work for few days and go for an outing.
      • Test your blood for hemoglobin and thyroid hormone. If it is low, eat foods containing iron or take iron supplements after consulting your doctor.

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I am 27 year old and I am suffering from headache since few days. Sometimes my nose is blocked. I am worried. Is there any treatment? What is the cause?

    • August 17, 2018 at 9:55 am

      Headache or heaviness in head along with blocked nose can be due to cold. It can also be caused as a result of sinusitis. Anxiety, muscle tension in frontal region of head, etc can also cause such headaches. Home remedies can be useful to reduce such episodes of headache.
      • Avoid reading for long time or exerting too much strain on your eyes and muscles of forehead.
      • Check with your eye doctor whether you are having refractory error and you need glasses.
      • Steam inhalation once or twice in a day if there is blocked nose due to cold and sinusitis.
      • Drink one glass of warm milk at night. It helps you to sleep well.
      • A gentle massage is also beneficial to alleviate the problem.

  • September 25, 2014 at 11:43 am

    My wife is feeling heaviness in her head since four years. She always complains that lots of thoughts crowd in her mind at the same time which maker her restless. What are the best options for alleviating her problem?

    • December 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Human mind is tremendous instrument which has immense capacity to think. However, if the thoughts are negative producing doubts, guilt, shame and blame it can seep your energy and reduce the feeling of happiness. It can be one of the reason for heaviness in head. The best way to deal with this problem is to consult a psychologist. After few sittings of counseling the condition may become better. She should practice yoga and meditation.

  • October 23, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I am suffering from headache and giddiness since 1week. My age is 24 and I am working in a software firm. I am passing through some frustrating moments and it has affected my temperament. I do not know if I am anemic. Can you recommend how to get over with my problem?

    • November 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      The symptoms that you have described suggest you are more tensed for the best reasons that you only know about. However, the best way to deal with it is to be calm and patient because any trouble does not remain permanently. Courage and patience often helps a person to increase his self esteem as well as diminish frustrations. Practice yoga and meditation. Take a walk for 30 minutes daily. Check your blood pressure. If you feel anemic, test your blood for hemoglobin level. Take 7 to 8 hours sleep. Eat healthy nutritious food. All this will help you to overcome your problem.


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