Migraine disorder


Category : Brain

Phases : Relief And Cure

Migraine is a neurological disorder, which is mostly confused with headache by people who don’t have correct knowledge about it. Headache can be cured very easily by some mild dose of drug but migraine patients need special care and treatment.

When a person is suffering from migraine, he is in such a condition where he can not perform regular activities for a certain period. They become very much sensitive to light, sound and smell stimuli. Other common symptoms seen are nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. Migraine can last from a few hours to a week time. All the manifestations that can be observed in migraine patients are –

  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness of the body
  • Vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Pain in the neck region
  • High temperature
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to sound, light and smell

There are generally foru phases in any kind of disease.The four phases in Migraine-

  1. Prodrome –Early symptom, where development of the condition is prominent. Symptoms such as headache, fever etc. are seen during this phase.
  2. Aura – A kind of disturbance seen in migraine sufferers before the migraine headache. Main symptoms are seen here.
  3. Pain – Headache phase where the actual migraine headache is seen. A high level of headache is prominent here.
  4. Postdrome phase – The final phase of migraine headache.

Migraine is caused by many reasons, mainly –

Exposure to smoke: Smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke is one of the major causes. According to a research,more than 50% of people who gave up smoking became migraine-free.

High stress: High stress periods, and then sudden rest can cause disturbances in the Central nervous system and can cause attacks of headache when resting. Too much sleep after high stress should be avoided to avoid these attacks.

Hormonal fluctuations: This can also be regarded as stress, which is caused by over excitement. During excitement, a high level of adrenaline is secreted and due to this, stress is experienced, and this triggers attacks of headache.

Irregular sleep: Too much or too little sleep is risky to cause migraine atta cks. Long weekend sleeps are pleasant while sleeping, but after the sleep ends, the attacks may start. Regular routine of sleep have to be maintained.

Food habits: There are a lot of food habits that may not suit your body and cause many symptoms ultimately leading to migraine attacks. So a regular balanced diet should be maintained.

How to find relief in migraine?

Relief in migraine by diet:
It is found that following certain migraine diets can provide relief in migraine attacks. This includes eating of whole and natural foods and reducing the intake of processed or cooked foods.]

Reduce certain things in diet:
Things like large amount of caffeine, red wine should be reduced. Along with this, dairy foods, nut products, chocolate, processed meat and alcohol intake should be decreased as they contain chemical addictive which may trigger migraine attacks.