Migraine headaches are caused due to certain changes inside the brain that result in severe pain which is accompanied by light and sound sensitivity. Particular odors can also trigger migraine headaches. Migraines are possibly due to changes in level of neurotransmitters inside the brain. Exact causes of these headaches are not known. Some causes of migraine can be hormonal imbalances, oral contraceptives, certain foods, oversleeping or stress etc. HPFY brings to you a range of products for management of migraine form top vendors like Core Products, BMMI / Medical Magnetics.Inc, Amrita Aromatherapy, Bodysport and many more.
In some women normal hormone imbalances during menstrual cycles cause migraine headaches. Oral contraceptives may also trigger migraines. Foods like Red wines, Aged cheeses, Preservatives like nitrates used in smoked meats, Monosodium glutamate, alcohol beverages Artificial sweeteners, Chocolate, Dairy products may also act as triggers. Oversleeping or stress can also result in migraine headaches. Changes in Barometric pressure can also cause migraine headaches. Common symptoms of migraine headaches are as follows:
Sensitivity to light or sound
Severe pain and pounding mostly on one side of the head
Loud noises and bright lights
Certain foods or odors
Migraine headaches are often treated by OTC pain medications or prescription medications. A Healthy diet and exercise can keep you away from migraines or reduce their frequency. Yoga and meditation promotes muscle relaxation and can help in combating severe pain. Physical exertion may worsen the condition. Stress reduction and getting proper sleep can be beneficial. Some aromatherapy oils can help in relieving migraine headaches like the Amrita Aromatherapy Chamomile German Blue Essential Oil. Magnetic therapy also helps. Specially developed BMMI Eye Mask and BMMI Magnetic Head Band prove to be effective in alleviating pain. Icing the back of the neck region can help in case of severe headaches by easing the inflammation in nerves inside the brain. Try the Core Headache Ice Pillow for instant pain relief.
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The term Migraine is used for disabling headaches that mostly are caused due to problems with the nerves and blood vessels in the head. Migraine may last from 4-72 hours and can occur as often as several times a week to only once a year. People who have migraines are called migraineurs.
Migraine triggers are things thought to bring about migraine in people who are prone to this disease. Triggers vary with the person in question. Individual triggers may include:
No, Migraines are seldom life threatening. Although they may be excuciating and may be harmful to a persons quality of life, may cause depression and anxiety disorders especially if the pain is uncontrollable with medicine and treatment.
Environmental conditions does not always affect people with migraines but weather conditions like Bright sunshine, hot, humid conditions, and drastic changes in barometric pressure may act as a migraine trigger in some cases.
OTC medications can help relieve pain. But you must cosult your doctor before taking any type of OTC medications.
Alternative therapies for migraines include aromatherapy or magnetic therapy. Aromatherapy oils like eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint etc. can help with migraines. Magnetic masks and head bands my also benefit people with migraines.