What Is Migraine?
Migraine is a form of headache which is severe, recurring and painful. It generally presents as moderate to severe headache occurring on one side of the head. Migraine attacks usually last from 4 to 72 hours.
Exact cause of migraine is not exactly known, however it has been considered that they result from abnormal activity in the brain. This could be caused by the changes in the nerve communication in the brain and blood vessels. Migraine can also be hereditary.
Triggering factors of migraine are stress, depression, anxiety, tiredness and lack of sleep, physical overexertion, strong smells like that of perfumes, paint thinners, hunger and sometimes particular food items.
The symptoms may vary from person to person. In many people the main complaint is a severe throbbing headache which can hamper daily activities. Other symptoms include disturbed vision, increased sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting. Some people may experience other symptoms such as excessive sweating, temperature changes, stomach ache and diarrhoea.
Here are few tips to get rid of migraine headache
- To prevent migraine headache, always keep medications at your office.
- Drink more water. Dehydration is the most common triggering factor for migraine. Hydrate yourself by drinking at least 3 litres of water.
- Limit caffeine, as it acts as a diuretic and dehydrates the body triggering Migraine.
- Avoid salty foods.
- Don’t let yourself get hungry as it can lead to headache. When you are under pressure to get things done at work, you tend to skip your meals. So, make sure to eat have your meals on time.
- Avoid sugary snacks and go for healthier food options such as nuts, fruits or protein bars.
- Staring for long at computer screens can also trigger headaches. One can prevent this by putting an anti- glare screen protector on your computer screen and reducing the screen brightness.
- Stress is one of the most important triggering factors of Migraine. Having a good social life and living a physically active lifestyle can help manage stress better.
- Take a break from sitting at your desk and go for a short walk. Try to spend 15 minutes in every two hours away from the computer.
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