Migraines—Symptoms, Causes & How To Deal With Them

Migraines—Symptoms, Causes & How To Deal With Them

Karishma Govil

Have you ever heard of the saying, “a healthy mind is a healthy body”? It really is true- if the mind is well-rested, fed well and stimulated, it results in a healthy body too. But if the mind is disturbed or unwell, the body too is affected by it. Even the smallest problem like a headache can affect your productivity and overall health if not treated in time. Today, we’re going to discuss a severe type of headache that disrupts a person’s well-being and lifestyle- migraine. I have been dealing with migraines for a while now, and I’ve personally found a bunch of things that have helped me. Migraines can be pretty intense if not taken care of at the right time. And if you’ve been suffering from these headaches too, I’ve listed down all the things you need to know about it. Here goes.

What are migraines?

A migraine is a recurring headache that typically occurs on only one side of the head. These are throbbing pains that may also cause nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of a migraine can start about a day before the actual headache. Some of them are unusual food cravings, mood swings, and frequent urination. One of the major symptoms is actually suffering from a pulsing headache that increases with time. Like I mentioned earlier, you may even suffer from nausea and vomiting along with light, odour and sound sensitivity.

How is migraine caused?

Typically, a migraine is called genetically. However, there are many factors that trigger one. They are smoking, loud music, bright lights and more.

How you can relieve yourself from a migraine

There’s no real cure to migraines, but you can make yourself feel better during this stressful time. Sleeping is really not possible when you have a throbbing headache so just rest your eyes in a quiet and dark room with an ice pack on your head. Hydrating yourself could also help get rid of the pain faster. And lastly, visiting your family physician will help considering he/she will give you an instant medication to stop the pain.

Make certain lifestyle changes

While migraines cannot be completely treated, there are certain lifestyle changes that can help reduce the frequency of these.

Exercise

Working out can help keep the blood flow in the body and also aid in maintaining overall health.

Diet

Certain foods that are addictive can cause migraines like chocolates, yeast, alcohol, and coffee. Avoid these and opt for healthier foods in your daily diet.

Avoid stress

Stress is one of the biggest factors that trigger migraines. Try to distract yourself with happy thoughts, people and surroundings. Don’t succumb to stress and you’ll win half your battle right there.

Sleep well

Sleeping well will give your mind and body enough rest it needs to recover from a migraine and even relax it enough to not repeat them frequently.

Don’t overwork

Working over your physical and mental capacity can lead to headaches, migraines, and many other illnesses. Instead, only work as much as your body can handle and at the pace your body and mind allow.

It is important to diagnose the symptoms early enough to treat the headache in time. If you’re too late, the migraine could escalate to a level where it can get intolerable. Don’t wait till the very last moment, instead make healthy lifestyle changes and you’ll get rid of frequent migraines in the long run. Do you suffer from migraines too and know some quick remedies? Then share them with us by joining Malini’s Girl Tribe group on Facebook. We already have an on-going thread with some extremely helpful tips to deal with headaches and migraines and much more information about it.

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