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Migraine? Triggers, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Migraine? Triggers, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Migraine is a specialized type of headache that is making the life of patients quite miserable as well as casting a major impact in terms of annual economic loss. The epidemiologic studies suggest that Migraine attacks occur more frequently in females as compared to the males and we will look at the factors responsible for this a little later.

How a Migraine Attack Occurs?

The exact mechanism of how a migraine attack occurs is not entirely understood; however, there are certain theories trying to explain the possible cause. The oldest theory suggests that migraine is produced by dilation of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Recent research supported by the evidence suggests that a migraine attack occurs because of damage to the brain tissues itself rather than the vessels.

Are There any Known Triggers for Migraine?

The factors responsible for the provocation of a migraine attack are summarized below.

  • Cheese Ingestion
  • Increased consumption of caffeine-containing products such as coffee or drinks
  • Omitting a regular meal
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bright light
  • Loud sounds
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Combine Oral Contraceptive Pills use
  • Blood pressure lowering drugs such as nitroglycerin

What are the Symptoms of Migraine?

The most common presentation of migraine is a unilateral throbbing headache lasting from about 3 hours in duration to about 3 days that is preceded by an aura. Migraine Aura refers to the symptoms that occur before the actual attack giving a warning to the patient that he/she is going to have another episode of migraine. Usually, aura presents in the form of visual disturbances such as flashes of light. Migraine aura can however also manifest in the form of problems related to the speech as well as movements. It may also be accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting.

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