Migraine

  • By Team TDO

A Severely painful persistent headache can put anyone in distress. Migraine symptoms vary from person to person. Some people get intimation before the pain begins. It can be sparkling flashes of light, blind spots, or distortions. Some others experience tingling or "pins-and-needles" sensation in hands or face. This is called an aura. The headache begins within 30 minutes of seeing an aura and may last for 4 to 72 hours.

Extreme sensitivity to light, noise, smells, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and fatigue, numbness, tingling, or weakness are all-common in migraine. There is no permanent solution to migraines. People suffer for years together and keep on taking painkillers for a long time. Pain killer helps only if taken right at the beginning of the headache.

Keep a watch on things that trigger the migraine and try to avoid them. Make some lifestyle changes that can help prevent migraines to some extent.

Taking good sleep. Lack of sleep can cause migraine. Appropriate hours of sleep as a routine will help to prevent the attacks.

Regular meals at fixed time help to prevent migraines in people who get headaches due to hunger or not eating on time.

Regular exercises help to rejuvenate the body and prevent migraines along with many other diseases.

Stress is another important cause for migraines. Avoid stress. Learning to manage it will keep migraine at bay.

Caffeine triggers migraine in many. Avoid caffeine. Reduce it if quitting is not possible.

Limiting alcohol will again be very beneficial as alcohol and hangovers can be the cause.

Meditation and relaxation therapies may also help prevent migraine headaches.

 


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