There are over 100 different types of headaches and that’s why many patients describe different areas of pain correlated to different types, so if you suffer from headaches, it is essential to know the cause behind it, so it’s easy to get the right treatment based on the type. Migraine could be the worst-case scenario of severe headache, but it can be managed with different contributions.
What is migraine and how does it feel?
Migraine happens due to neurological disturbance and it results in a painful throbbing headache described as an intense pain with a pulsing sensation on one side of the head or both sides along with nausea and vomiting in developed stages thus Migraine is usually diagnosed through the symptoms rather than blood tests.
There are different triggers for migraine headaches such as hard physical activity, strong lights, and smells, high noisy sounds or major changes in lifestyle like fasting or changing sleeping patterns, usually the patient will go through aura symptoms before a migraine starts and it can last for one hour and in this stage, migraine can be reversible so it can be cured or stopped. Aura starts with vision changes as seeing flashing, sparkles, and blind dots along with speech and smell changes and tinnitus (ear ringing).
Prevention is better than cure!
As a patient diagnosed with migraine, it‘s better for you to prevent migraine occurrence rather than treating it since it can be controlled and prevented through several techniques such as:-
- Following a healthy lifestyle.
- Regular exercise.
- Getting sufficient sleep hours.
- Drinking plenty of water.
Migraine is not a big problem anymore!
Migraine is considered to be a chronic condition that can’t be cured forever, but the symptoms can be improved or prevented. Your healthcare provider may suggest following one of these approaches to manage migraine: –
The abortive approach is where the episode of migraine started, so we focus on stopping or minimizing the symptoms and relieving pain through certain medications such as Advil Migraine or Triptans family such as Sumatriptan (Imigran).
Preventive approaches such as using beta-blockers like propranolol (Inderal) or verapamil CCB can be helpful in these cases with aura.