Charles Kumi Adjei
4 months ago
4 months ago
Migraine is a headache that can cause a throbbing and pulsing sensation usually on one side of your head. This can make you very sensitive to light and sound.
It’s unbearable and it can last for hours or even days.
Know that stress, dehydration, sleep changes, hormonal changes, some medications and weather changes are some of the few causes of migraine.
Do these if you have migraine:
1. Get enough sleep:
Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, and try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
2. Stay hydrated:
Drink plenty of water and other fluids to stay hydrated.
Dehydration can be a trigger for migraines, but new research shows hydration can reduce and possibly even prevent headache pain.
3. Exercise regularly:
Regular physical activity can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
4. Avoid triggers:
Identify and avoid any factors that seem to trigger your migraines, such as certain foods, drinks, or environmental conditions. Everyone has different triggers and these can range from sleep patterns to certain foods. Even a lack of food, and the low blood sugar or hypoglycemia that results, can lead to a migraine.
5. Eat a healthy diet:
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help prevent migraines.
6. Practice relaxation techniques:
Techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, head massage and yoga can help reduce stress and relax tense muscles. A massage might be a good way to relax and practice self-care, but it can also help relieve tension and may even prevent headaches and migraine.
7. Use cold or heat therapy:
Applying a cold pack or heating pad to the painful area can help reduce the pain of a migraine. Cold therapy has been used to treat migraine for more than 100 years, but there are few scientific studies to suggest why it can help relieve pain for some people.