How to effectively deal with migraine/ everything you need to know about migraine

How to effectively deal with migraine/ everything you need to know about migraine

About 100 crore people worldwide suffer from migraines. It is 3 times more common in women than in men.

Migraine aren’t just a pain they can lower one’s quality of life, decrease productivity, and personal relations                                 

What is migraine headache?

Migraine is paroxysmal ailment. It is a severe headache, usually on one side of the head, which is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting along with sensitivity to light and sound

Migraine headaches usually last for a minimum of 4 hours but can go on for few days at a stretch also

Types of migraine

  • With aura( series of neurological disturbances that occur just before the head ache starts
  • Without aura
  • Menstrual migraine
  • Migraine with headache
  • Abdominal migraine
  • Basilar migraine

Common migraine symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Nausea –vomiting
  • Throbbing pain on one side of head
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Migraine with aura symptoms

  • Blind spot
  • Seeing zigzag patters
  • Seeing flashing of lights
  • Hallucinations
  • Overall weakness
  • Trouble speaking

Causes of migraines

  • Change in the brains blood vessels
  • Inflamed brain cells
  • Electrolyte imbalance due to over stimulation of the brain
  • Head or neck injury
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Passed down genetically
  • Overall weakness
  • Trouble speaking

Foods that should be avoided if you have migraine

  • Chocolate
  • Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Soya sauce& MSG( mono sodium glutamate- ajinomoto)
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Fruits containing tannin- grapefruit, guava, apricots, pineapple

Food that should be included in your diet

  • Food rich in omega 3 fatty acids- nuts, flaxseeds, fish
  • Food rich in magnesium- figs, sweet potatoes, spinach , yogurt
  • Lean protein- poultry, legumes, beans
  • Vitamin B rich foods- green leafy vegetables

To know more visit Anaya Eye Hospital & Neuro Care Centre, Indore– Best eye hospital in Indore with the team of best eye doctors in Indore.

Author

Dr. Avani Ghodgaonkar