The condition called migraine is referred to as the throbbing and immense headache experienced with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, etc. a migraine can last for hours to days. The pulsing pain can be severe and gets worse during physical activities.
Main Symptoms Of Migraine
Migraine has a number of symptoms and can be tracked through 4 stages such as pre-drome, aura, attack, and post-drome. Each stage can be identified through different symptoms. Not everybody with migraine goes through all 4 stages. Some may have migraine for a few hours and some may have them for days.
During the pre-drome stage which is one or two days before the migraine, you can see a few symptoms such as:
✔️Frequent yawning etc
The symptoms during the aura are usually connected with visuals. Auras can occur before or during migraines and also has other disturbances apart from visual symptoms. They are:
✔️Pricking sensation in the body
✔️Difficulty in vision etc
Migraines occur as a sharp pain on the sides of the head and move from one point to another. Symptoms are:
✔️Throbbing pain on the sides of the head
✔️Constipation or diarrhea
✔️Lack of appetite
Post drome refers to days that follow after the migraine. Some may feel body ache during post drome. Symptoms are:
✔️Hard to concentrate
Causes of migraine
The exact reason behind migraine is still unknown. Doctors assume that migraines occur as a result of some changes happening in the brain. Migraines can also be caused due to hereditary factors and environmental factors. Migraine can be triggered by some factors. some of them are :
- High level of caffeine consumption
- Increased physical activity
- Use of tobacco
- Change in climate
- Change in the sleeping routine
- Change in food habits
- Prolonged hours of screen exposure
- Hormonal changes
- Bright lighting
- Alcoholic drinks
5 Tips for migraine relief
Having or living with migraines is literally so hard and a lot of people suffer from intense pain. This can make them weak and doing daily tasks becomes a challenge. There are a few things that we can do to prevent constant migraines.
🔷Having a healthy lifestyle
Leading a healthy lifestyle can help in
Preventing not only migraines but also various other
Lifestyle diseases. Try to have a routine for your food and
Doing body works such as acupuncture and massages can help you with migraines. These have a long-lasting effect on migraines.
🔷Intake of liquids
Drink plenty of water. Drinking water can help in stabilizing the activities of the body and thus it can calm migraines.
🔷Ice pack compression
Keeping an ice pack compression on the affected area can soothe the pulsing pain. Heat or cold compressions can be used for this. They can relax the tensed muscles and ease the pain.
Having a regular sleeping habit can help in reducing migraines. Try going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Avoid every distraction like intense sound or light while going to bed.
How to prevent migraines?
One of the main reasons behind frequent migraine is high stress.
Calm your mind and avoid unnecessary stress. Try not to skip meals. Skipping meals can trigger migraines. The more consistent you are the less chance of getting migraines. Increase the intake of liquids and exercise regularly. Doing yoga and meditation have proven to be an effective way to prevent migraines. If severe pain persists consult a doctor before taking medications.
Dr. Edward Zelman
Dr. Edward Zelman works as a Neurologist with the expertise of over 15 years, helping more than thousands to get back in complete health through his research-proven treatments. He earned his Masters from Harvard University and completed his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Edward Zelman is one of the notable names in the medical industry for his work in pain management, chronic disorder, and so on. He is also a former faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At present, Dr. Edward Zelman is researching safe and effective natural remedies that can restore as well as maintain the youthful functioning of the body.
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