A migraine is a painful and severe headache often accompanied or preceded by sensitivity to light, sound, smell, vomiting etc. The pain can last for several hours or even days in some cases. The following article contains every information about migraine like migraine symptoms, migraine causes and migraine treatment.

 

Some people may get confused between headache and migraine. Hence it becomes important to differentiate between a headache and migraine pain. This differentiation is so important as the treatment can only be started only after finding what the actual problem is.

 Home Remedies for Migraine

MIGRAINE SYMPTOMS

 

First, let us start by finding out what a headache is. A headache is characterized by an unpleasant pain in head that can range from mild to severe. It commonly occurs on both the sides of the head but there are some specific areas where headaches can are the forehead, temples (either side), and back of the neck. A headache can last from half an hour to a week.

On the other hand, the pain of migraine is usually severe and intense.  In addition to the symptoms of headache, migraine symptoms can be listed as follows:

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • pain behind one eye or ear
  • seeing spots or flashing lights
  • Increased sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • vision loss on a temporary basis
  • Intolerable pain with throbbing and pulsing pain
  • Increasing pain during physical activity
  • Feeling very sick and low
  • Blind spots or blank patches in the vision

Migraine Causes

To exactly find the migraine cause is quite difficult; the reason may be some abnormal brain activity that causes a temporary alteration in the nerve signals, blood flow and chemicals in the brain.  The mysterious migraine pain is a bit of mystery. Potential theories for migraine causes include:

  • A central nervous disorder
  • Irregularities in brain’s blood vessel or vascular system
  • Abnormalities of nerve pathways and brain chemicals
  • Family history

Besides these causes, there are certain things that can trigger migraine pain:

  • Processed food
  • Skipping meals
  • Caffeinated drinks and alcohol
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Stress
  • Physical Changes
  • Weather Changes
  • Changes in sleep cycle
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke

Migraine Treatments

A preventive way of migraine treatment is by alleviating symptoms in case they appear. Some changes on the lifestyle might help in reducing migraine frequency, like:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Taking less or no stress
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Avoiding packaged food
  • Avoiding caffeinated drinks and alcohol
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Regular physical exercise

Other than the above mentioned preventive measures, other methods like taking medications, acupuncture and acupressure for migraine pain can be used.

There is a huge range of medication available for migraine treatment. It is always useful to get some information prior to the starting of migraine treatment to help you make precise and informed choices about what drug may be best suitable for you. As there is no standard migraine treatment, so the medication choice should always be based on an individual. Before starting the meditational treatment, proper knowledge is necessary to treat the attack.