Migraine: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

What is Migraine?

Word “Migraine” is derived from the Greek word – “hemicranias” – pain on one side of head. It is chronic neurological disorder. Patient suffers from recurrent moderate to severe headaches. The person is extremely sensitive to light and sound which can last for hours to days. It greatly affects the life of the sufferer. Headache is one of the most common reasons for patient to seek medical attention. Migraine affects approximately 12% of the population.

Types of Migraine

  1. Migraine with Aura
  2. Migraine without Aura
  3. Migraine with Brainstem Aura
  4. Hemiplegic Migraine
  5. Chronic Migraine
  6. Retinal Migraine

Causes of Migraine

  1. Allergies and allergic reactions
  2. Physical or emotional stress
  3. Changes in Sleep patterns or irregular
  4. Smoking or exposure to smoke
  5. Hormonal changes in women
  6. Changes in routine
  7. Tension headache
  8. The computer monitors
  9. Lack of food
  10. Teeth grinding

What is a Migraine Headache

A migraine is a painful throbbing sensation, usually experienced either in the temples, forehead, around the eyes, or at the rear of the head. This occurs due to the expansion of blood vessels, and the subsequent release of chemicals from the nerves which are attached to them. It is this expansion of the blood vessels which cause the pain associated with a migraine headaches.

 Home Remedies for Migraine

  1. Peppermint
  2. Cayenne Pepper
  3. Ginger
  4. Chamomile
  5. Ice pack
  6. Ginkgo
  7. Ginger
  8. Rosemary
  9. Coffee
  10. Mint
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