Brain freeze is a brief but intense pain in the front part of your head. It occurs when you eat, drink or breathe something extremely cold, such as, Freezing air, Frozen drinks, Ice cream, Ice cubes, Ice pops (popsicles).
A brain freeze is sometimes called an ice cream headache, a cold-induced headache or a cold stimulus headache. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. Those with regularities of migraine are more subjected to brain freeze, however Anyone can get a brain freeze as children are also susceptible to get brain freeze because they may not have learned to slow down while eating cold items, Unlike other headaches brain freeze does not require medication it comes and goes quickly within 3 seconds.
The ice-cream headache is also known as a cold-stimulus headache or trigeminal headache. It is thought to be caused by rapid constriction of the blood vessels in the roof of the mouth, it is usually cured by warming the roof of the mouth to prevent this rapid constriction and relieve the headache.
Brain freeze is caused by:
-Cooling of the sinus capillaries by a cold stimulus, resulting in vasoconstriction (a narrowing of the blood vessels).
-A rapid rewarming by stimulus such as the air, which results in vasodilation (a widening of the blood vessels).
-These rapid changes near the sensitive nerves in the palate create the sensation of brain freeze.
The proximity of very sensitive nerves and the extreme stimuli changes are what cause the nerves to react.
The only way to prevent brain freeze is by reducing the cold stimuli on the palate, which means avoiding large amounts of cold food or drink at once.
-Avoid freezing food, drinks and air.
-Eat and drink very cold things slowly.
-Use a barrier against cold air, such as a scarf or face mask
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