Almost everyone gets headaches. You might feel throbbing in the front of your head during a cold or bout with the flu, for example. Or you might feel pain in your temples or at the back of your head from a tension headache after a busy day. Most regular headaches produce a dull pain around the front, top, and sides of your head, almost like someone stretched a rubber band around it.
Many factors can trigger migraine attacks, such as alteration of sleep-wake cycle; missing or delaying a meal; medications that cause a swelling of the blood vessels; daily or near daily use of medications designed for relieving headache attacks; bright lights, sunlight, fluorescent lights, TV and movie viewing; certain foods; and excessive noise. Stress and/or underlying depression are important trigger factors that can be diagnosed and treated adequately.
For the 10 percent Americans who have migraines a type of headache that produces a severe, throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head and is often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances they can be disruptive and debilitating. Migraine characteristics can include:
• Pain typically on one side of the head • Pain has a pulsating or throbbing quality • Moderate to intense pain affecting daily activities • Nausea or vomiting • Sensitivity to light or sound • Attacks last four to 72 hours, sometimes longer • Visual disturbances or aura • Exertion such as climbing stairs makes headache worse
Primary headaches affect quality of life. Some people have occasional headaches that resolve quickly, while others are debilitated. Tension, migraine, and cluster headaches are not life-threatening.
• Gender (women are nearly 3 times more likely to get migraines than men) • Having other family members with migraine headaches • Being under age 40; migraines tend to diminish as you age • Taking birth control pills (if your migraines are affected by fluctuations in estrogen levels) • Exposure and sensitivity to any of the potential triggers listed above
Natural Treatment for Migraine Headache: -
• Enthusiasts claim that fish oil reduces inflammation and works by restricting the blood vessels in your temples. Grasberg said there's no sound evidence, but he recommends trying it. • Lemon peel is helpful in solving migraine headache. Grind lemon peel to form a paste and apply it on the forehead. Let it dry and then rinse off with cool water. • In some cases, migraines appear to run in families. If one of your parents suffered with migraines, there is a good chance that you will get them too. • Another effective method would be to have chamomile tea. This is effective in reducing the occurrence of migraine. • Grasberg said this is a practice that's been done since ancient times, and he’s not sure how it came about, but some people claim it works. • Don't smoke. According to the FDA, people who smoke are seven times more likely to get gum disease than nonsmokers. Smoking can also negatively affect some treatments for gum disease.
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