Migraine
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In medical term, Migraine denotes a strong pain in the head that usually occurs in one side of the brain. It is often associated with other stressful symptoms in the affected person and results in episodes of moderate to strong headache and the periods of pain can last up to 3 days starting from a few hours.

A person suffering from this condition may face attacks of nausea as well as vomiting. He might also develop phobia of noise and light. As a matter of fact, most of the people suffering from this ailment report about an aura preceding the pain, during which he feels a strong smell and peculiar light. It is broadly categorized into two types, common migraines minus any aura and classical migraines with an aura.

Migraine Symptoms

The most prevalent symptoms of migraine are changes in mood and craving for some specific kind of foods. When this ailment attacks the victims they want to lie in a dark and quiet place. This is natural considering the sensation of throbbing headache can worsen with light and noise.

Causes of Migraine

The medical community has not been able to pinpoint an exact cause of Migraine but there are some theories that try to explain its origin. According to the common perception, a decrease in the brain chemical called serotonin leads to its occurrence. When the level of this chemical diminishes below a level, the blood vessels widen and leads to a sensation of throbbing pain in the head.

There are certain external factors that are responsible for triggering this ailment. They can be dietary, hormonal, chemical, environmental and behavioral in nature. Some people have allergy to certain physical conditions and substances. If he is exposed to these conditions for a prolonged period, he can develop migraine.

Some typical perfume or odors can trigger this in a person’s body. The alterations in the usual sleeping patterns and dehydration can also lead to its occurrence. People suffering from acute emotional and physical stress may also develop this condition. Excess consumption of caffeine and alcohol are the other important causes.

Apart from the aforesaid factors, a person can also contract migraine if he eats certain foods that contain a material called tyramine. Some of the most commonly consumer foods and beverages rich in tyramine are aged cheese, red wine, smoked fish, figs, chicken livers and some types of beans.

According to another theory, this ailment can also be triggered by alterations in the weather pattern. The victims are usually more susceptible to humidity in the weather, change in air pressure. The advent of warm Chinook winds also causes migraine to some people.

Prevention and Treatments of Migraine

This is an ailment that can not be cured nevertheless it can be checked to an extent. As a matter of fact, every body suffering from his menace does not require visiting a doctor. However, if the prescribed painkillers fail to work and attacks become recurring then consulting with a physician would be advisable.

Some people resort to alternative therapies like Yoga, acupuncture and meditation to get relief from this ailment. A specific medicine which reduces the symptoms in a person may not work with another person since everybody has different body metabolisms.

Typically, the people suffering from migraine develop their own mechanism for coping with the condition. The diet of the affected persons needs to be checked thoroughly. If it is found that the consumption of a particular food or drink is causing the condition then it should be excluded from their menu.

Apart from these, taking rest in a silent and dark room, applying cold or hot water to the head and taking a cup of tea might help a victim to recuperate faster. It has often been observed that if a victim applies the preventive steps when the pain sets in, the duration of the condition reduces noticeably. Application of anti inflammatory medicines that are non steroidal in nature and paracetamol are also common among the patients of the ailment.

 

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Excellent,good! Thank you very much for providing quite an interesting info
#1 - Arun - 02/12/2009 - 08:33
itz really knowlegable, thanxz
#2 - Pooja - 04/15/2009 - 02:27
thks alot...it helped!!!
#3 - deekhsha - 05/10/2009 - 12:19
excellent, same with me also.
yoga & pranayama is giving me relief
#4 - vaasu - 05/13/2009 - 00:52
wow, this has been very useful, since i'm suffereing from this condition while i type this. However, it would be even more insightful if u gave us remedies / prescriptions for the same.
#5 - neethi. - 05/23/2009 - 11:45
thnx for providing an excellent info abt migraine.........
#6 - mansimran - 06/13/2009 - 08:43
Really it is very helpful to the people who are suffering with this problem, thanks alot providing this information.
#7 - Sireesha - 06/25/2009 - 06:22
Could u plz tell me some other measures ? Plzzzzzz as I have acute migraine problem
#8 - Chandrakant - 07/07/2009 - 03:25
This article is really a very useful. This article gives complete information about migraine.
#9 - SHARad - 07/25/2009 - 21:02
thanks for information my migraine pain has been stopped due to avoiding some foods like cheese, butter, ice creams, chocolates, paneer ,banana, i cant stay where is more sunlight i will just avoid it and i cant stress on my eyes causes migrain problem and stopped to take lot of stress so these are the things which may make us very helpful to control migrain and more crying which stress to eyes is very bad
#10 - khushboo - 07/26/2009 - 04:37
hey this is really very helpful...i also cant tolerate sunlight..that actually creates extreme headache...but can any body suggest how to get rid of it ..??because its really not possible to alwaz avoid sunlight and noise..
#11 - yukta - 09/06/2009 - 13:29
In my case, taking a magnesium and vitamin B-2 (riboflavin 100mg) supplement helped with most migraines. Drinking celery juice just as the migraine is about to start also helps a huge lot. When I crave a sweet, I simply try to remember that it is going to give me a migraine, to not eat it.
#12 - rk - 09/14/2009 - 13:41
IS IT TRUE THAT IMMMUNE SYSTEM BUILDING HELPS IN FIGTHING WIT IT.i.e. INCREASING BLOOD MAY IMPROVE THE CONDITION THATS TOO BY JUICE OF WHEAT HERB (HERB GROWN BY SOWING WHEAT GRAIN DIRECTLY IN SOIL) . PLS EXPLAIN.......................THANK U.
#13 - GAURAV - 09/16/2009 - 05:22
[@]alam,
wow, really an helpfull article.
Even I'm sufferring with migraine since 5 years and i tried lot of treatments in homeopathy and also through scientific Medicine. May Almighty saves us from this problem! Ameen!
#14 - A BASITH - 10/06/2009 - 10:34
Hi,
Although this web page provide lots of of info regarding the diesease ...... a real help to the victim/patient would a prefect and fruitful & effective remedies. May be crores of patient is suffering from this diesease and they helpless in this beautiful world ...... limiting their desires to a certain boundary ...... me too is a patient of this curse ...... and demand relief from entire medical society of the world .

Anjan
#15 - ANJAN - 01/19/2010 - 02:29
Thamks a lot for this information.
I am sure now that i have migrain.These symptoms are
exactly what i have.especially the aura.thanks.
#16 - Lucario - 03/12/2010 - 07:02
thanks provide this information.i learn from this.prevent this kind of stress and foods more better than the medicine.
#17 - miko - 04/20/2010 - 22:57
I contrlled my migraine by stopping the consumption of ripe banana,chocolate and coffee.Dont go for any conventional headache tablets,jus pop in calpol and it will be fine.Rest in a dark room after applying some balm and you might feel ok within a hour.But most importantly a proper diet can help you a lot in preventing such problems.
#18 - Piu - 04/23/2010 - 02:38
It is a very helpful and useful article on migraine.Thankyou for publishing such an detailed and excellent article.
#19 - sonia - 06/29/2010 - 03:49
iam suffering from migrane since 1year. . i use combination of vasogran and nicip. . it gives better relief for me. .
#20 - sarau - 10/22/2010 - 07:12
Hi, i m also a sufferer of migrain since last six year and i have found that when ever i have left exercising i suffer from this problem.Exercising has helped me a lot.
#21 - Animesh - 01/04/2011 - 21:35
HI,IAM SUFFERING FROM MIGRAINE FROM LAST 8-9YEARS,RECENTLY I HAVE TAKEN A TREATMENT FOR THE SAME ,BUT STILL I USED TO GET HEAD ACHE,AFTER THAT NOW IAM TAKING A TREATMENT FOR THE SAME IN "ALOPATHY",IAM FEELING REALY BETTER,MY REQUEST WHOVEVER HAVE MIGRAINE CONTACT UR ALOPATHY DOCTOR,TAKE CARE
#22 - RAJ - 02/08/2011 - 06:07
Hi,
I m sure now that i have migraine pain since 5 years.
These symptoms are exactly what i have, espacially the aura.
Thanks for providing an excellent information about migraine..........
#23 - nikki - 03/08/2011 - 03:46
Excellent,good! Thank you very much for providing quite an interesting info
#24 - Gourab - 03/17/2011 - 02:31
thanks but i suffer from migraine if there is lacking sleep and my doctor has advised me not to wake up earlier in the morning if it causes because of it and as per my personal experience one should sleep well in the night &before going to bed it will be better to take abath
#25 - anandi jois - 03/23/2011 - 01:17
hi
thank u so much for giving a lot of information.
It helps in clarifying what type of headache people have.
#26 - pathi mounika - 04/29/2011 - 05:01
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING US SUCH GOOD MEASURES FOR MIGRAINE
#27 - GANITA - 05/30/2011 - 05:02
Thanks for ur information. Its veryful for all the person to aviod migraine.
#28 - KiruthigaSudhahar - 07/12/2011 - 22:54
Hi this is sunil kumar i suffer from this problem from last some weeks my half portion of head is pain during the day time and also pain in the night so what is the treatment for this type of problem please sent me in my mobile no.
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#29 - sunil kumar - 07/23/2011 - 11:50
my symptom is that of migraine with aura, At the end of the aura, i get severe headache. don't know what to do...In office i take lot of coffee...shall try to avoid that....

thanks all for sharing useful info...
#30 - Arun B - 08/20/2011 - 07:22
HELLO I AM ALSO SUFFERING FROM MIGRAIN BECAUSE OF THIS I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL OF THIS ABSENCE IAM GOING INTO DIPPRESSION I AM USING ALLOPATHY BUT IAM NOT SATISIFIED I AM 13 YEARS OLD AND PLS GIVE SOLUTION MY NUMBER IS 9440742456 THIS IS MY MOMS PLS
#31 - KAUSHIK - 09/23/2011 - 09:33
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#32 - mahboob - 10/16/2011 - 02:08
Even i have same problem, only during office hours i get this problem, after taking homeopathy also this problem still exists. i cannot tolerate the pain but no choice i have to come to office, so please anyone suggest me the best way so that it would help me. Thank you.

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#33 - Divya - 11/09/2011 - 00:10
Even i have same problem, only during office hours i get this problem, after taking homeopathy also this problem still exists. i cannot tolerate the pain but no choice i have to come to office. But after reading this i feel confident even i can follow up with this. Thank You.
#34 - Divya - 11/09/2011 - 00:17
i suffered pain in the left side of my brain && nausea then vomits . i just then step up to my bed turns off the light and cover my ears so i cant hear any noise :(
- i think it really match with that information of yours ! but the pain i felt doesnt lasts for a long period , after i bang my head in wall && cried my self to sleep then on the other day i felt good !
#35 - mitch - 02/12/2012 - 23:32
Hi
I am going thru dis headache since long period. Somtms the pain is unilateral somtms its bilatrl. I feel lyk vomiting n i evn suffer frm diorea. I feel lyk slpng ol the tme fls nostalgc, go thru savere mud swings, at times the size of figrs n shps goes lrge n lrge. Since lst 3 days i m hvng severe headache.

Guide me asap.
#36 - rutu - 05/24/2012 - 00:34
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#37 - rutu - 05/24/2012 - 00:37
I have one of the most common migrate in my hand finger
#38 - Ritu darling - 05/30/2012 - 02:02
Thank you for this information, it will definately help me to treat my headech, one thing that you have mentioned that every one has their own way to handle his pain and this is become the best way to control his/her pain............. thanku sir/mam to provide me the information about migrain.........
#39 - shamita - 07/18/2012 - 05:38
I had a problem of acute headache and I treated by practices continuous the cupping therapy wet . I thank god for that and that effective medical therapy
#40 - radia - 07/23/2012 - 02:19
thnks its really true and helpfull...
#41 - k. singh - 09/10/2012 - 21:57
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