Tips to combat migraines

Headaches often get ignored as nothing more than a common complaint, a quit-your-whining-and-start-working type of thing…if only high. However, handling chronic migraines is a little more challenging and a lot more frustrating than the ordinary headaches. How do you tackle a migraine that is just about to start? How do you divert it?

Preventing a migraine or reducing its intensity is possible only through a holistic approach. Also, since there isn’t a known cure that could ultimately treat a migraine, the migraine sufferers have lost hope in the possibility of being completely cured. It results in more stress and an even more painful migraine.

What is Migraine?

It is a recurrent throbbing headache, often disrupting one side of the head. It is frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines may include a stage called aura, which is marked by visual disturbances (flashes, splotches, zigzags, or shimmering colored lights surrounding a blind spot).

Commonly known symptoms for migraine are nausea, vomiting, suddenly increased sensitivity to light and sound and blurred vision. Migraines are of two types: migraines with aura and migraines without aura. An aura brings sensations that are experienced by the patients prior to the migraine attack.  These sensations include an unusual sense of smell and touch, seeing unusual lines, etc.

Read on to get expert tips at managing your migraines -

1.  Eat healthy...ALWAYS: Eating healthy food regularly and on time can be really helpful when trying to keep migraines away. Try to eat six small meals a day to keep the supply of glucose constant in your body since empty stomach is one of the potent triggers for migraine.

2. Trigger management: If you're prone to migraines, certain stimuli may bring them on. Track your headaches on a calendar to look for patterns and potential catalysts that precipitate the pain.

3. Get sufficient sleep: Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep per day. Also, make sure you sleep and wake up at the same time trying to balance your circadian rhythm. This will not only keep you fresh every morning but also is helpful in preventing migraines.                                                                                                       

4. Keep your medications handy: There is always a specific symptom that every migraine patient experiences before the onset of migraine, for e.g. nausea, feeling light headed etc. Opt for our online consultation that will provide long term relief from migraines.