Penny plain about migraine.

As you know Migraine is now one of the most common disabling disorders affecting mainly

  • Women
  • Teens
  • People who sit in front of computers for long time.
  • People of age groups between 20 and 55.

Hemicrania (Greek) – pain on one side of the head, from (hemi-), “half”, and (kranion), “skull”.
Migraine headache affects one half of the head, which is pulsating in nature, and lasts from 2 to 72 hours. It is associated with sensitivity to light; movement, sound and nausea (a feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit) and vomiting often accompany the headache.

  • What causes Migraine-?
  • -too much booze.
  • -excess sleep or lack of it.
  • -stress
  • -and whether changes

  • Others:
  • Bright lights and Glare.
  • Hunger.
  • Physical exertion.
  • Hormonal fluctuation during menses.
  • Chocolates.
  • Cheese.

Facts about migraine

  • Depression is three times more common in people with migraine(WHO)
  • Migraine attack is among the most disabling illness, comparable to dementia, quadriplegia, and active psychosis. (W.H.O)
  • In study most dog owners said their pet recognized their migraine before they did themselves, or during early visual phases and the dogs would typically show unusual attentiveness.
  • Migraine sufferers have increased risk for suicide attempts.
  • People with migraines have an increased risk of stroke especially among women.
  • Medications (NSAIDS acetaminophen, iboprophen, narcotics and triptans (serotonin receptor agonists prescribed for migraines like sumatriptan, rizatriptan etc) over use can cause migraine.

What can we do?

  • Keep well hydrated since dehydration may trigger migraine.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Yoga.
  • Meditation.
  • Head massage.
  • Avoid excess pain killers.
  • For immediate relief during work just have a cup of coffee.
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica) and clove.

Diet modifications

  • Diet rich in Omega 3 FAs can relive headaches.
  • Sea foods like salmon and mackerel which contain omega 3 fatty acids help to relieve headache.
  • Spinach cooked, boiled without salt.
  • Flax-seeds (Cookies, Bread, Oats)
  • Walnuts and walnut oil.
  • Soybeans
  • Lavender oil and Eucalyptus Oil (Application over the temples, forehead to soothe a headache)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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