Migraine is not a simple headache. It causes very severe pain mostly in the area of the temples, forehead and the eyes that can last from a few hours to several days. Additionally, migraines can cause sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, nausea, vomiting or vision problems.
If you have migraines or you know someone who has migraines, well then you know that when the headache start you can’t control its intensity, which means “better to prevent than to cure migraines”. Here are a few tips that will help to prevent the occurrence of migraine :
Find out what causes migraines for you
The most effective way to find out what causes migraine for you is keeping a diary. During one month every day write down what you ate, the weather, the days of your monthly menstrual cycle, your mood, daily activities and the duration and intensity of headaches.
Follow the weather forecasts
Most people who suffer from migraines believe that certain weather conditions cause the occurrence of severe headaches. Normally, you can’t control the weather, but you can take other measures to minimize the risk of migraine. When you see the weather forecast changes you can start to eat healthier, sleep regularly after 7-8 hours or relax.
Avoid food that cause migraines
If you have already kept a diary, you can find exactly what foods cause migraines for you. Here are products that are typically associated with the occurrence of migraine: chocolate, red wine, beer, aged cheese, avocado, aged banana, nuts, seeds, pork or deer meat, soy and soy foods (especially soy sauce), excessive consumption of caffeine.
Do not skip meals and try to eat at the same time every day.
Sleep regularly (7-8 hours)
If you sleep too much or too little, then you can increase the chances of occurrence of migraine. So, set your alarm clock to wake you up after 7-8 hours of sleeping. Also, it is very important to sleep in a dark room.
Exercise, but don’t overdo it. Regular
Regular physical activity reduces the intensity of headaches. However, don’t pushyour body, because intense exercise can cause migraines.
Whether it is summer or winter, is advisable to wear polarized sunglasses. The reflections of sunlight on water, metal, glass or snow may be cause of headache.
Go to massage
Although massage is not directly associated with migraine, the relaxation of the massage, relaxes the muscles and prevents headaches caused by tension in the muscles.
This disease occurs more commonly in childhood, puberty or early youth. Some of the symptoms of migraine include:
– Medium or strong headache that is present on one or both sides of the head
– Pulsating headache
– Pain that worsens with physical activity and hinders the fulfillment of daily duties
– Nausea, with or without vomiting
– Sensitivity to light and sound.
When is not treated the migraines can last from 4-72 hours, but how often will appear the attacks, depends from person to person.