Often, people describe migraine pain as pulsating, throbbing, and steady ache. A migraine is more than just a really bad headache. It is a condition that runs in families and can affect all ages. Females are more often diagnosed with migraine than males.
Migraine pain can start mild and become severe without treatment. The migraine attacks can last for 4 hours and if the treatment does not take effect, they may last from up to 72 hours to a week.
Migraine is of 2 categories
Migraine With Aura
This is a type of migraine where you may experience a sensation of numbness, tingling, or weakness on one side of the body with dizziness or a sense that the room is moving, or difficulty speaking. Since these symptoms are similar to that of a stroke, getting immediate medical attention is important to rule out the problem.
Migraine Without Aura
This is more common and people experience headaches with nausea or vomiting, and light and sound sensitivity. The pain is often one-sided, throbbing, or pulsing in nature, and can worsen with physical activities.
What Triggers Migraine?
As mentioned above, genetics play an important role in migraine and is also impacted by many environmental changes. Most often, these factors include:
Changes in weather
Hormonal changes (mostly in women)
Lack of sleep
Overuse of OTC medications
Alcohol or caffeinated drinks
Anxiety and excitement
Strenuous exercise (if not done regularly)
Keeping a journal of when your migraine attacks occur can help you identify your personal triggers. Many people experience nausea as a symptom and they may also vomit. Getting immediate medical attention is important as your physician may suggest anti-nausea medications.
If you are someone, who is diagnosed with migraine or has a family history, you can do certain things to prevent migraine attacks or reduce the effect of the attack, which include, learning to avoid foods that trigger migraine, staying hydrated, avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking and alcohol consumption, practicing relaxation skills, regular exercise, etc.
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