Many people experience headaches. But every pain has its own characteristics. If you have foggy eyes, dizzy, nauseous, and unbearably throbbing, predominantly on one side of your head, this is most likely a migraine. Of course, the news is not a joyful one, but you need to be able to cope with it. We will tell you what the causes of migraines are and how to deal with them.
If untreated, migraine, unfortunately, can last from 4 hours to three days. Not everyone can live with such pain for a long time, but apart from fighting, there is nothing left.
Each person has a migraine according to their own schedule; for someone once a month, and for someone once a week. During a migraine, you may feel:
Perhaps the biggest culprit is stress. Research shows that 50-70% of people link daily stress and frequent migraine attacks. After a migraine, you start to worry that a new attack does not arise and thereby loop the situation. The more excitement in your life, the greater the risk of migraines become.
What To Do: Make a list of things, situations, people that can cause you stress and remove them from your life or keep them to a minimum. See a psychologist or therapist, try aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, etc. Of course, these strategies will not completely relieve you of stress, but they will help change the body’s response to stress. Thereby reducing the number of migraine attacks.
A good sleep renews, restores, and prepares our body for a new day. In this case, the migraine has no reason to appear. If we knock down the regime, anything can happen to our health, including migraines. What else should be noted when it comes to sleep? Nearly half of all migraine attacks occur between 4:00 am, and 9:00 am, which increases the risk of people developing sleep disorders.
What To Do: If you are prone to headaches, go to bed at the same time every night, and sleep until 7-8 am. Do not watch TV before going to bed, do not use any gadgets, or listen to music with headphones.
Unfair but true: women are three times more likely to experience migraines than men. And 75% of these women believe that migraines appear due to menstrual days. Fewer women have migraines during pregnancy or menopause. This is due to changes in the level of estrogen and progesterone.
What To Do: Here you need to go to a doctor (for example, a gynecologist) to explain the nature of your headache. Get tested and, perhaps, you will find the right treatment plan.
There are controversial opinions about caffeine because, for some people, coffee only provokes and aggravates the pain. While for others, a cup of coffee is salvation. Some are even prescribed medications with caffeine. There is no question about alcohol-even a glass of red wine can trigger a migraine attack if you are prone to it.
What To Do: Research your alcohol standards and never go overboard. Do not just think about that should I get alcohol treatment or not, just consult a specialist that can help you become sober.
Rain, high winds, extreme heat, and air pressure changes are common causes that can lead to migraines. Whenever there is a change in the weather, some people experience migraines.
What To Do: These causes of migraines do not depend on the person himself. But, if you feel that you are getting sick, it is better not to go out in extreme heat and when there are high humidity and strong winds.
Lack of water affects the human body at all levels and can lead to dizziness, nausea, and migraines. One-third of people suffering from migraines say that in no case should dehydration be allowed in such conditions.
What To Do: Always carry a bottle of water with you and monitor your fluid intake (30 ml per 1 kg of body weight). Sometimes you can stop an approaching migraine even with one glass of water.
There is a list of foods that can trigger migraine attacks. The most common: foods are chocolate, cheese (and other dairy products), artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and meat.
What To Do: It’s simple if you can identify foods that trigger migraines, eliminate them from your diet. There is even a special diet for migraines; you can consult your doctor for more details.
For many migraine patients, light is the enemy. The causes of migraines are both artificial and natural light. This condition is called photophobia and is one of the criteria for diagnosing migraine.
What To Do: Wear sunglasses or prescription glasses outdoors (if you have poor eyesight). Avoid flickering lights or very bright artificial light. The exception is a green light, which has not been shown to make migraines worse and may even be beneficial
If you have regular migraines and are continually taking serious medications, then this can ease your suffering and at the same time, make the situation even worse. A headache may occur due to a large number of pills.
What To Do: If you get a headache after taking medication, stop taking the pills. Or cleanse the body of the medicine it contains. But make sure you ask your doctor before doing this.
Now you know the significant causes of migraines and ways to avoid them. Next time if you have a migraine, identify the root problem, and then use relevant precautionary measures.