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Description
Migraines are characterized by throbbing pains and intense pulsations occurring within a specified area in the person's brain. There are several different types of migraines, but the primary symptom for all types involves head pain that can last from hours to days.
Causes
This neurological disorder predominantly occurs three times more in women than in men. Therefore, a major cause could be due to hormone imbalances that women experience during their menstrual cycle. Other potential causes include lack of food or sleep, food allergies, stress, bright lights, sun, loud noises, physical exertion, changes in weather or barometric pressure, and certain medications.
Prevention
Avoid individual triggers such as foods you may eat; get regular sleep and control stress; reduce the effects of estrogen; exercise regularly. Beta-blockers, anti-seizure medications and anti-histamines can also be used as preventative medication.
Common Symptoms
Sharp pain in one area of the head (headache), sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting.
Rare Symptoms
Visual disturbances (aka auras) such as flashing lights, zig zag lines or temporary loss of vision; tingling in limbs can be a rare occurrence; and thirst, drowsiness, irritability, and/or depression are very rare symptoms.
Traditional Treatment
Analgesics such as NSAIDS, ibuprofen, acetaminophen; caffeine; SSRIs and TCAs; Triptans are used most commonly because of their effect on the serotonergic system.
Alternative Treatment
Hormone Therapy (if related to women's menstrual cycle); Stress management strategies such as exercise, relaxation, biofeedback, massage or acupuncture; herbal supplements such as feverfew, butterbur, riboflavin, and CoEnzyme Q10 supplements.
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