Migraine is often referred to as a pulsating or otherwise a throbbing pain in half part of the brain. It can cause a hindrance in doing daily life activities – what’s more, it can sabotage an individual’s normal life activities to a significant extent. Unfortunately, a lot of people have this condition.
Some people might experience an aura during or before the headache occurs. The aura may involve flashes or blind spots as visual disturbances, and others like tingling sensation on one face side or in the arm or leg resulting in difficulty to speak. 12% of the US population has an incidence of migraines.
The Signs and Symptoms of Migraine
- Pain that occurs on only one side of the head, however, can occur all over the skull
- Pulsating or throbbing pain in the head
- Light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, smell sensitivity
- Vomiting and nausea
The Causes of Migraine
Migraine is a multifactorial condition, which means it has no single cause. Most of the time, people develop the condition as a result of prolonged stress, changes in their sleep cycle, poor dietary choices, smoking, and others. In most cases, people who have a family history of migraines tend to develop migraines at some point in their lives. Caffeine withdrawal can also be a triggering factor for people who are used to consuming caffeinated items and beverages, such as coffee.
The Treatment Options for Migraine
For migraines, NSAIDs in the form of painkillers such as acetaminophen, naproxen, and ibuprofen are normally given to individuals. Moreover, people who experience nutritional deficiency are counseled and are recommended to take nutritional supplements to fight any deficiency causing the condition. Intake of water in sufficient amounts helps to relax the patient experiencing the condition. Stimulus control and avoidance of triggering factors come in the treatment line of the condition.
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