Migraine Headache

What are the symptoms of a migraine headache?
Where does it hurt when you have a migraine?
Do men get migraine headaches?
How do you know if you have a migraine?
What is Migraine Headache?
How Migraine Headaches are cured?
What is Migraine Headache?

 

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What are the symptoms of a migraine headache?

Symptoms can include:

Throbbing pain on one side of the head. But you can have pain on both sides.
Pain behind one of your eyes .
Moderate to very bad pain. …
Pain that gets worse with routine physical activity.
Nausea, vomiting, or both.
Pain that gets worse when you’re around light, noise, and sometimes smells.

Where does it hurt when you have a migraine?

A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days. The pounding or pulsing pain usually begins in the forehead, the side of the head or around the eyes. The headache gradually gets worse. Just about any movement, activity, bright lights or loud noises seem to make it hurt more.

Do men get migraine headaches?

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Nearly 30 million people in the United States have migraines, and three times as many women as men have them. Migraines are pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head. Physical activity may intensify the pain, but symptoms can vary from person to person and from one attack to the next.

How do you know if you have a migraine?

Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include:

  • nausea.
  • pain behind one eye or ear.
  • pain in the temples.
  • seeing spots or flashing lights.
  • sensitivity to light and/or sound.
  • temporary vision loss.
  • vomiting.

Migraine headache is a severe headache, which may affect one side or both the sides of the head. It is characterized by pulsating/throbbing kind of pain that increases in intensity. Headache is usually associated with one or more of the following symptoms: sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting, dizziness and vision disturbances. Flashes or patterns before the eyes may precede the headache. He/she feels better after sleeping and would usually like to take rest in a dark and silent room. Migraine headache can be episodic and recurrent i.e. daily or 15 days and more. This is the condition of Chronic Migraine and it can last anywhere between four to 24 hours. A regular sufferer of migraines can identify the onset of another migraine attack. He/ she may feel unease, may feel low and sad, fatigued, experience stiffness in neck. Women are twice as likely as men to experience these headaches, and some evidence suggests that migraine headaches are inherited.

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People who have actually suffered from migraines are the only ones who know, that this pain can be so severe that your daily activities can be hampered severely. It is hard to believe that someone can be totally incapacitated due to a headache but that is how severe a migraine can be.

Alcohol, stress and anxiety, certain odors or perfumes, loud noises or bright lights, and smoking may trigger a migraine headache. Migraine attacks may also be triggered by :

  • Changes in hormone levels during a woman’s menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Exercise or other physical stress
  • Missed meals
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke
  • Extreme light / sound
  • Migraine headaches can be triggered by certain foods.

Migraine headache is a risk factor for stroke in both men and women. People with migraines should avoid other risk factors for stroke, include smoking, taking birth control pills, and eating an unhealthy diet.

How Migraine Headaches are cured?

There is specific cure for migraine headaches in homeopathy. This treatment gives long term relief from migraine headache rather than only symptomatic relief for the time being. We don’t believe in temporary relief from sufferings with analgesics (pain killers) or antidepressants. Over-the-counter pain medications are helpful when taken occasionally, however are harmful when taken for long duration. In such cases homeopathy treatment is best as homeopathy drugs don’t have any kind of adverse effects and are totally safe for stomach, liver, kidneys and all other vital organs, even when taken for long duration.