05 May Suffering from a Migraine?
Migraine is a severe type of headache that is recurring. A migraine can be debilitating and last hours or even days.
If you’ve ever suffered a migraine, you know it’s not an ordinary headache. It often causes throbbing pain, usually only on one side of your head, and it may also cause changes in vision, sensitivity to light, and even nausea.
A migraine may be triggered by certain stimuli or it may follow one or more ‘auras’ or warning signs. While there is no certain known cause of migraines, researchers suspect that they are symptoms of abnormal brain activity that affects chemicals levels in the brain.
Common migraine triggers include –
- Lack of sufficient restful sleep, jet lag
- Shoulder and neck tension
- Hunger and dehydration
- Low blood sugar
- Premenstrual syndrome and other hormonal changes
- Depression and anxiety
- Alcohol, caffeine
- Certain foods, such as chocolate and citrus fruits
- Hormone replacement medications
- Certain sleeping pills and birth control pills
- Strong odors and second-hand smoke
- Bright and flickering lights
- Loud noises
- Stuffy rooms
- Temperature changes
If you are suffering from migraines, you should consult a pain management doctor right away. The first step in treating migraines effectively is to diagnose them. Once the diagnosis is done, your pain doctor can design a personalized treatment plan to treat your migraines.