Migraine is a common neurological disorder with the symptoms of recurrent headaches of moderate to severe intensity, often one-sided headache, and associated with other symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light, odors and sound. It can be a debilitating condition, which affects millions of people worldwide. Migraine is the term used to describe the a particular condition, and ‘migraine attacks’ are the symptoms that one feels during an episode. Migraine attacks normally come on from time to time, while some people have chronic migraine, with symptoms on most days.
Migraines affect around 1 in 7 people worldwide, with women being three times more likely to have this condition than men.
The most general symptom is a throbbing, pulsating headache, normally on one side of the head. Other symptoms may be vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to sound and light, auras (tingling sensations, visual disturbances), dizziness and fatigue.
The exact cause of migraines is yet to be known, but it is thought to be a combination of environmental and genetic factors. The triggers can include changes in hormone levels, stress, certain foods and drinks, changes in weather, and lack of sleep.
There is no specific test for migraines, so diagnosis is based on a person’s medical history and symptoms.
There is no cure for migraines, but there are treatments that can help prevent or manage attacks. These include medications, lifestyle changes, and relaxation techniques. Ayurvedic practitioners use therapies such as Nasya (nasal administration of medicated oils), Shirodhara (a warm oil stream on the forehead), and Abhyanga (oil massage). Here at Healthboost we have many success stories who got relieved from this chronic problem.
Types of migraines:
Migraine with aura:
This type of migraine is preceded by an aura, which is a sign that an attack can start anytime. Auras may include visual disturbances, such as seeing flashing lights or zigzag patterns, difficulty speaking, or tingling sensations.
Migraine without aura:
This is the most common type of migraine, and it does not the sign of an aura.
This type of migraine is defined when someone migraines on 15 or more days each month for at least three months.
If you think you might have migraines, it is important to see a healthcare professional to get a diagnosis and discuss treatment options. There are many effective treatments available, and with proper management, such as taking migraine supplements, traditional therapies such as Ayurvedic Nasya therapy etc.
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