Migraine: further than a common headache

MIGRAINE

We often get headaches; some are mild while some are really severe, after having some medicines or massaging oil we make that headache gone from our system for that time, but what if that headache is a recurring one, and not only recurring one, it is unknowingly becoming severe and bringing forth more damage to us and our system due to our ignorance. What if that common headache that we are complaining about as a result of immense stress in our life is migraine?

Now, what is a migraine actually?

Migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain food and drink, stress and exercise, drinks, sensory stimuli, sleep changes, medications, physical factors, weather changes, and others.

Migraines, which affect children and teenagers as well as adults, can progress through four stages:

  • Prodrome:

Constipation, mood changes: from depression to euphoria, food cravings, neck stiffness, increased urination, fluid retention and frequent yawning amongst others.

  • Aura:

Visual phenomena before eyes, vision loss, pins and needles sensations in arm or leg, weakness or numbness in face or side of the body and difficulty in speaking.

  • Attack:

Pain usually on one or both sides of the head, pain that throbs or pulses, sensitivity to light, sound, smell or touch and recurring nausea along with vomiting.

  • Post-drome:

Drained, confused, washed out and even elated sometimes.

So, if you are experiencing these symptoms and indications, without wasting more time, get help from the nearby best professional in this arena. There is no cure for migraines yet, but medications and treatment can help prevent or stop them, or keep your symptoms from getting worse. You can also avoid things that trigger your migraine.

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