And, then, Migraine Strikes Again! – 6 Tips that can Help
“I’ve been hit by a migraine again!” Admit it, you’ve heard this quite often. It may be a family member, a friend or a colleague at work. The word “migraine” definitely rings a bell. Sometimes you too may have been a victim of migraine without knowing it.
Migraine is one of the most common complaints among today’s youth. Doctors say that of the total number of patients visiting them for consultation, about 30% visit with complaints regarding migraine and headache. Another survey, with more alarming findings, found that 75% of migraine patients are women.
Women are, of course, more at risk of suffering from this excruciatingly painful problem, due to hormonal changes and fluctuation. If you’ve ever suffered from migraine you would agree that the pain takes a toll on your day-to-day activity as well. You’re left with nothing to do but rest until the pain slowly subsides. For some people, if not treated properly and quickly, the vision gets blurry during the migraine attack. Inability to tolerate bright lights and loud sounds is another common symptom of migraine.
Migraine may be caused by several factors. One of the leading factors is imbalance in diet and fasting. Often, certain food products like cheese (products which may have glutamate) might trigger a migraine. Improper sleep and stress are also one of the major reasons for this painful, all-consuming headache.
It is rather difficult to run to a doctor or a hospital every time you are hit with an attack of migraine. To make it easy for you, here are a few quick tips which can help in preventing migraine:
- Follow a regular healthy diet. This also means that you have to make sure not to skip meals.
- Watch out and try to identify specific food products which trigger migraine; avoid consuming them on a regular basis.
- Avoid too much coffee as caffeine can trigger migraines.
- Try not to get overworked and overstressed.
- Maintain a proper sleep pattern — go to bed and wake up at the same time, as far as possible.
- Do not avoid using spectacles if you have vision problems.
A healthy lifestyle can make all the difference. Even after practicing a disciplined routine, if you do have frequent migraine attacks, we recommend that you visit us immediately for clinical treatment and management.