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Monday, March 17, 2014

What is Migraine

Written by: Lauren - Migraine is a health-related problem where the person suffers from an intense headache on one side of the head. A migraine is basically a type of headache which unlike the common fever of cold is a recurring problem for the patient. The pain can be minor while at times very extreme where the patient will usually take medication to reduce or subdue.

People with migraines are usually accustomed to the pain and some have ‘aura’ which are warning symptoms that a migraine is about to attack. An aura is a group of symptoms where the person gets a ‘heads-up’ that a bad headache might be occurring very soon. This could be in terms of vision disturbances, vomiting and nausea.

To many patients of migraine, they tend to accept that it is a health condition which could be hereditary. They can happen at any time of the lifespan while the most common cases usually appear between 10 and 45 years of age. Migraines are more prone to happen to women than men.

Migraine is actually caused by abnormal activity in the brain where there could be a surge of activities or anything that the brain usually do not or cannot handle. While it remains unclear on the exact causes of migraine, experts believe that this problem starts from the brain and then heads on towards the nerve that causes the pain.

A migraine can be triggered by many reasons like loud noises and bright lights while the patient could contract this problem through alcohol consumption, stress and changes in lifestyle patterns. Smoking and certain types of food intake could bring about the problem as well.

It is however untrue that migraine would lead to a serious medical problem like brain tumour and such and this must be ascertained through a professional medical examination. Symptoms of migraine include blurred vision or vomiting which are commonly the warning that a migraine is going to happen while the patient could experience pain in the eyes, tunnel visions and even constant yawning as well.

There are no exact methods to treat migraine headaches where one could take aspirins or more sophisticate medication from the doctor. However, one can work toward reducing the attacks by noting down a diary of the triggers thereby reducing the chance of such problems. There are known medicines that are prescribed to treat migraines while a healthy diet of food that are rich with nutrients and vitamins to enhance the blood flow of the body system is recommended.

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