What is Migraine?
Migraine, also known as a vascular headache is a type of severe headache. It is a neurological disorder that causes throbbing pain generally on one or both sides of the brain. Headache is very different from a migraine. The symptoms of headache include aching in the head muscles, pain from mild to severe, dullness, etc., whereas the migraine headache is generally accompanied by pulsing sensation, nausea, and sensitivity towards sound and lights. The migraine attack triggers our neurological system so severely that it hampers our daily routine life activities as well. The prescribed medicines works help in controlling the pain and anxiety of the patient.
What are the Symptoms of Migraine?
The symptoms of migraine headache start at the childhood age only and do not occur in the adult age as per the scientific studies revealed. It has been found that women are at high risk of migraine headache in comparison to men. The migraine starts with the family only. Family history is considered as the most common risk factor for the migraine.
What happens during Migraine attacks?
When Migraine attacks in our body, then it starts from phase one to the fourth phase. The symptoms of migraine vary from the first stage to the last. Migraine is classified into four different stages, which are as follows:
It is an alarming stage of migraine in childhood age. The symptoms include:
- Food craving
- Excess yawning
- The feeling of extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Stiffness in neck
Aura is not often seen in the patients. In this stage, the symptoms are generally visual and not neurological. Each symptom may last up to one hour at max. Aura usually occurs before a headache. The symptoms include:
- Visual impairment
- Speech disturbances
- Stabbing pain in arms and legs
- Weakness in one side of the body
Attack or Migraine Headache:
The attack stage lasts up to 3 days from four hours initially. Migraine attack occurs not only once, but many times too in a month. The number of strokes varies from one person to another. The symptoms in the attack stage include:
- Pain often occurs on both sides
- Sensitivity towards light and sound
- Throbbing pain
Post-drome or Migraine Hangover:
It is considered the last and painful stage for both the patient and the people they are surrounded by. Its symptoms are almost similar to the first stage. The symptoms may include:
- After the attack stage, the patient will be drained
- Stressed and depressed
- Lack of appetite
It is supreme to understand that every time a headache is not a sign of a migraine. Sometimes a migraine attack hits the body so badly that the body doesn’t feel a headache, but the rest of the migraine symptoms occur. Along with the symptoms, sudden neurological movements in the brain are also responsible for the pain.
How to Avoid Migraine Triggers?
- Be hydrated and do not skip meals
- Stay away from those food items which cause headache
- Say no to tea and coffee
- Regular exercise and healthy eating
- Sound sleep on time
Consult a Doctor
It is important to take care of your or your loved one’s health, especially in case of headache that may cause:
- Pinning in arms or legs
- Dizziness, confusing stage, visual impairment
- The unbearable headache lasts for long hours
- Difficulty in speaking
- Nausea and vomiting
The VK Neurocare hospital has the best Neurospecialist and Neurosurgeon as Dr. V.K. Gupta, who treats more than 1000 Migraine cases every year and has given the best results. Dr. V. K Gupta has advised all his patients suffering from migraines not to wait for the last stage. If you are seeing the symptoms at the Aura stage or throbbing pain in the eyes or arms, then book an appointment with him and he will resolve all your queries and provides you with the best medication for your migraine management. It is advised to keep track of your frequent headache as it will help to determine your medical history. Never ignore a headache!
When proceeding towards the treatment of Migraine it is recommended to undergo the following tests:
Dr. V. K Gupta suggests the best medicines as per the gender too. According to Dr. Gupta, it is advisable to first detect the type of headache. If the headache is normal, then medications are different and if it is a vascular headache then the medications are different in both males and females. It has been noticed that in females the chances of migraine are high in comparison to males. This change affects the entire system of the females and any wrong medication suggested by the pharmacists considering vascular headache as a normal headache causes severe illness in the female body.
Dr. V.K Gupta suggests avoiding the following diet to prevent the Migraine:
- Fast food
- Tea and coffee
- Artificial sweeteners
- Citrus fruits
Lifestyle to Reduce Migraine
As per Dr. Gupta, a lifestyle change can relax you from the migraine and severe headache at bay. It is suggestible to follow a healthy regime that includes:
- Regular exercise or yoga
- Healthy diet
- Maintain sleep schedule
- Distress yourself
- Keep headache track
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