Weird Body Quirks And Their Solutions

Sometimes our bodies react so strangely to things. But as with everything, there is an explanation for these common but weird reactions – and solutions too.

Brain freeze

I’ve always liked the term brain freeze. It’s kind of cool actually – I sometimes wait for someone’s forehead to turn blue whenever they get a brain freeze. No such luck. It’s because it’s just the nerves at the roof of the mouth reacting to something cold you ate, and triggering the blood vessels in front of your head to constrict. For quick relief from this "frozen treat headache", press your tongue to the roof of your mouth to warm it up.

Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a fairly common problem, and it happens (even) to healthy people. It usually occurs in the face, palms, soles, and armpits. Treatment usually includes aluminum chloride, antiperspirants, prescription antiperspirants, iontophoresis, Botox injections, oral medications, or surgery.

Vertigo

Vertigo is the sensation that the room is moving when it’s not. It can be caused by an inner ear inflammation, or decreased blood flow to the brain, vertigo can last for minutes, even hours. To distinguish vertigo from dizziness, there should be a feeling of motion. Other symptoms of vertigo include nausea or vomiting, sweating, and unusual eye movements. Treatment for vertigo depends on the cause.

Pins and needles

The pins and needles feeling when your arm goes to sleep is caused by lack of movement of constant pressure on that body part, leaving cells unable to transmit messages to the brain. The cure is very simple – move. Chronic pins and needles may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. If this is the case, see your doctor.

Hiccups

Hiccups are an uncontrollable contraction of the diaphragm. It is usually caused by eating to fast, drinking too much alcohol, or swallowing air. Hiccups usually go away on their own. To hasten hiccups away, try holding your breath, quickly drinking water, or breathing in a bag.

Source: WebMD