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.
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