Migraine Headache

Migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. In many people throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. An aura is a group of symptoms; usually vision disturbances that serve as a warning sign that bad headache is coming. Most people do not have such warning signs.

Migraines occur more often in women than men. A significant percentage of migraine sufferers are prone to experience feelings of depression

and anxiety. Migraine attacks may be triggered by allergic reactions, bright lights, loud noise and certain odors or perfumes, physical or emotional stress, changes in sleep patterns, smoking or exposure to smoke, skipping meals, alcohol,

menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, and tension headaches, foods containing tyramine, monosodium glutamate, or nitrates, chocolate, nuts, peanut, butter, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, dairy products and fermented or pickled foods.

Migraine headaches last six to fortyeight hours. Symptoms that may last even after the migraine has gone away include feeling mentally dull, increased need for sleep or neck pain. Migraine headaches which have both constitutional and psychodynamic basis are severe and accompanied by nausea, vomiting and visual disturbances.

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Last updated on 22-07-2016 160 0

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