A migraine is a throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head. It’s a severe and painful headache. Migraines are intense, it can begin in childhood or may not occur until early adulthood.
Symptoms of a migraine
Symptoms may begin one to two days before a headache itself. This stage is known as the migraines prodrome stage. It includes:
• Food cravings
• Frequent Yawning
• Neck Stiffness
• Low energy or Fatigue
Migraines can cause risks and complications. Sometimes, migraine headaches can be long-lasting and occur anywhere from 2 days to 15 days more in a month. Headaches affect your ability to think clearly which results to have difficulty either at school or work. Migraines can be severe, uncomfortable and debilitating.
There are some factors that can trigger the migraines, they may or may not apply to you. Here are some:
Food & Drink
Even the most innocent-looking foods can contain the ingredient that will trigger a migraine such as alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, gluten, nitrates (processed meats), chocolates, and food dyes.
Other health-related conditions are common triggers such as fluctuations in blood sugar, fluctuations in blood pressure, other comorbidities, and hormones.
Busy lives can sometimes trigger a migraine in unexpected ways such as crying, missed meals, irregular sleep, dehydration, physical exertion, and tension-type headache.
It all takes sudden storm, or noisy environment to trigger a migraine such as heat, smoking, pollution, loud sounds, bright lights, weather changes, perfumes, and allergies.
Before trying pharmacological treatments, here are natural remedies that you could initially consider.
Acupressure– is a credible alternative therapy for people in pain from chronic headaches and other conditions. A study shows that acupressure is an effective alternative therapy for chronic headaches
Biofeedback– a relaxation method which allows you to control autonomic reactions to stress.
Eat Healthily– avoid food that triggers the occurrence of migraines such as chocolates, dairy products, and processed foods. Rather, consider adding magnesium to your diet to prevent a headache. Also, try to consume ginger as it could lessen the migraine severity and duration during attacks.
Massage– it decreases the frequency of migraine attacks and helps you to relax.