What do you need to know about migraines?
This affliction is more likely to be affected by vigorous,Purposeful and intelligent individuals aged 23-35 years. Among them are many politicians, scientists, writers and artists, including well-known historical figures.
An interesting feature of the disease is its predominantly "feminine face", since men suffer from it 3-4 times less often than their beautiful halves.
What is the difference between a migraine and a normal headache?
When migraine headache is localized in the areaForehead, temples and eyes. Often it is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. There is a bad tolerance of bright light and loud sounds, fatigue sets in, covers insuperable lethargy and drowsiness.
The appearance of a headache is preceded by characteristicFeel. Some people have zigzags, dots or flashes sparkling before their eyes. Others note that some areas fall out of sight. Still others observe visual deformations in the size or color of objects.
What triggers a migraine attack?
Provocators of a migraine attack can be a variety of factors. These include:
- Bright or fluorescent lighting, a computer screen glowing;
- Loud noise;
- Lack or overabundance of sleep;
- Change of weather;
- Some food:
- Alcoholic beverages, in the first place - red wine, rich in tyramine;
- A fish;
- Green onions
Is a migraine curable?
Unfortunately, completely recover from a migraineIs impossible. Modern medicine can improve the patient's condition a little, recommending the prevention of seizures and their cupping, paying attention to the inadmissibility of self-medication and uncontrolled intake of a variety of analgesics. Only a doctor can prescribe a suitable drug, otherwise the disease will only worsen and turn into a chronic headache.
All in our hands!
Do not wait for help only from doctors. Perhaps a positive effect can give some changes in lifestyle. Try to follow simple rules:
- Do not allow long interruptions in eating;
- Limit consumption of foods that cause migraines;
- Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day;
- Try to fall asleep and wake up at the same time;
- Avoid stressful situations;
- Avoid harsh odors;
- Do not smoke;
- More are in the open air;
- Take time to practice sports, in the best case - swim;
- Do not embark on a long journey by car, bus or boat.
The most urgent help.
Pain with migraine is so intense,That it is difficult to bear. Therefore, without an anesthetic drug can not do. In order not to make a mistake in choosing it, when buying, pay attention to how quickly it acts. Forget about the pain after 10-20 minutes, drugs based on ibuprofen - one of the most effective active substances, the therapeutic effect of which persists for up to 8 hours.
A migraine attack often begins on a background of stress. Therefore, all suffering from this ailment should be kept emotionally calm in any situation. And if this fails, it is recommended to use the help of sedatives, best of all natural, based on valerian, lemon balm and mint. They do not cause addiction and daytime sleepiness, and are best suited for people who lead an active lifestyle.