Migraine Treatment and its relation with some foods

By | March 16, 2017
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Roughly 28,000 million Americans experience the ill effects of a headache. This sort of a migraine is to a great degree agonizing and assaults all of a sudden, without a notice. Now and again, it makes individuals see nothing with the exception of foggy spots while in different cases people get a beating migraine and they are compelled to rests for whatever remains of the day. Migraines are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light.

 

In the case of these intensively painful headaches, many people use prescription drugs to relieve the discomfort. However, there’s a more natural approach to relieving migraines. Some studies have pointed to weather changes, especially if you live in the hot temperate regions, and consuming excessive amounts of sugar in a one to two day period. Change of serotonin levels in the brain, or a drop or rise in blood flow to the brain, could be another culprit that causes migraines.

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According to a recent study, the deficiency in vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamin D, can be the cause of frequent migraines.Actually, you can increase your risk of migraines by 300% if these vitamins are not present in your diet. So, it is of great importance to ensure that your body is getting the recommended intake of these vitamins.

 

HERE IS A LIST OF THE FOODS WHICH CAN LEAD TO A MIGRAINE HEADACHE:

  • Caffeine
  • Raisins
  • Wine
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Processed Meats
  • Chocolate
  • Red Plums
  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Soy Sauce
  • Avocados
  • Peanuts
  • Lentils
  • Herring
  • Anchovies
  • Figs
  • Peas
  • Sardines
  • Cheese (aged)

Other things that can trigger migraines:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of sleep
  • Skipping meals
  • Flashing lights
  • Change in pressure
  • Pungent smelling substances such as perfumes, paint, or chemicals

If you often suffer from these painful headaches, you should write down the symptoms and duration as it can help you find a pattern and detect an important trigger, which will eventually help you prevent them.

Treatment of Migraine

Abortive therapy: Both of these can be rapidly interrupted by either ergotamine or one of the triptans (eg. Sumatriptan, electriptan, almotriptan, zolmitriptan).

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Preventive therapy for migraine: Patient experiencing three or more migraine headaches per month should be started on treatment to prevent them. The best preventive therapy is propranolol. Other preventive medications are:

  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline)
  • SSRIs, topiramate
  • Botulinum toxin injections

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