What is Migraine Head ache ?

Started by Kalyan, May 14, 2020, 09:21 PM

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Kalyan

What is Migraine Head ache ?

A headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain food and drink, stress and exercise.

Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms.

Preventive and pain-relieving medication can help manage migraine headaches.


Symptoms:

Usually self-diagnosable

Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms.


People may experience:

Pain areas: in the eyes, face, or neck

Pain types: can be dull

Headache: can be acute, frequent, or throbbing

Visual: sensitivity to light, distorted vision, or seeing flashes of light

Whole body: dizziness, light-headedness, or malaise

Sensory: aura or sensitivity to sound

Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting

Also common: irritability, nasal congestion, or scalp tenderness


Self - Care:

Stress management:

Pursuing an enjoyable activity or verbalising frustration to reduce stress and improve mental health.

Improved sleep habits:

Good sleep practices include having a regular bedtime schedule and avoiding naps, caffeine and TV before bedtime.

Avoid migraine triggers:

Common triggers include alcohol, caffeine or poor sleep.

Diet modification:

Adjusting diet to reduce triggers causing disease or address dietary deficiencies.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources: Apollo Hospitals and others (Google)

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