- Have you ever suffered with a severe throbbing pain on one side of your head? Is there blurring of vision,nausea,wanting to just lie down in a dark room without Any sound and light? Do You feel better after you vomit once or many a times?….You could be suffering from migraine!
- Migraine headaches are one of the most common types of headache
- There are several types of migraine and symptoms vary from person to person. The most common feature of a migraine attack is a persistent one-sided headache. The headache is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and you may be hypersensitive to light and sound.
- Migraine attacks can last between 2 and 72 hours, but there are no symptoms between attacks.
- The exact cause of migraine is not known. However, it is believed that the headache develops as a result of swollen blood vessels in the head pulsating, causing the surrounding nerves to feel pain, while visual disturbances are caused by blood vessels to the eyes contracting. The brain chemical serotonin, whose levels drop during a migraine, is also involved.
- In women who suffer from migraine, hormone changes may also be involved. In some women, migraine occur a few days before, during, and immediately after a period. About 70% of women who have migraine can relate their migraine headaches to their menstrual period.
- About 80% of people who get migraine headaches have a family history of migraine, which suggests that they are, at least in part, inherited
Some people find that their migraines are triggered by something. Triggers might include :
- Certain foods - such as chocolate, cheese, red wine, citrus fruits, coffee, tea
- Too much or too little sleep,
- Changes in hormone balance in women - such as periods, the pill, menopause,
- Stress, or relaxation after a period of stress,
- Irregular meals,
- Caffeine withdrawal,
- Physical activity,
- Flashing lights,
- Weather -change of season, exposure to sun and glare,
- Exercise - too much or too little,
- Smells - paint, fumes,perfume
- Unfortunately, avoiding triggers may not prevent migraine, as most migraine are not caused by a single, identifiable trigger but some combination of factors.
SELF HELP - TIPS TO HELP AVOID MIGRAINE
- Eat regularly - missing meals is a well-known cause of migraine, particularly for children.
- Avoid foods which can provoke migraine - chocolate, cheese, alcohol
- Bear in mind that parties involve a number of trigger factors - rushing, excitement, bright lights, alcohol and noise
- Late rising at weekends or on holiday can precipitate an attack so try to get up at the same time each day.
- Shopping ,and being out in the hot sun for long hours
- If you are reading this page its likely that you are suffering or diagnosed with Migraine.
- What are your treatment options?
- Numerous medicines are available over the counter for acute migraine which may or may not help .
- To be under the treatment of the neurologist for months or years and suffer with the side effects of those meds,and when you stop them the migraines come back again.
- One of the disease for which numerous patients visit us and we are very very successful in treating migraines completely.Initially the frequency and intensity of the migraines become better and over a period of time the migraines completely stop. During the course of the treatment we provide the patient with an SOS which can be used during a migraine attack and over a period of time totally stop all the allopathic medicines being taken for migraine