Caffeine Cures Headaches
(ABC NEWS) -- You might reach for that extra morning cup of java if you're looking for an energy boost.
But could the caffeine contained in that cup of coffee really provide a natural cure for a headache?
It may work for some of us but it's hard to tell exactly who will benefit from caffeine, says Keith Ayoob, director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Some aspirin medications contain caffeine, which is known to speed the release of the medication into the bloodstream, to make them work faster.
"But it's not enough caffeine as what is found in coffee," Ayoob said.
In fact, consuming too much caffeine can lead to a caffeine withdrawal induced headache. So it might not be the surefire way to stop the pain. Talk to your doctor about whether caffeine could work for you, Ayoob said.