“Migraine is the 3rd most common disease in the world. Over 14.7% people around the globe suffer from it, i.e. 1 out of 7.”
So, there are major chances that the headaches you often have might be the symptoms of migraine.
Fret not! I don’t mean to scare you.
My intention is just to make you aware so that you can diagnose and treat the disease in time because once it takes over, you can’t even imagine the pain you’ll go through. You’ll suffer a pain which is worse than:
- A really bad brain freeze
- Childbirth/ labor pains
- A live battlefield (because every day you fight a battle inside your head)
Although, the mystery is:
How to identify if the pain you’re suffering in your head is a regular headache or the migraine disease?
Well, you can decide on the basis of symptoms.
Here are the Symptoms of Migraine:
- Dull pain in eyes, face, or neck
- Acute/frequent/severe/throbbing headaches
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Distorted vision. Sometimes you see flashes of light
Other Migraine Symptoms
- Nasal Congestion
- Scalp Tenderness
Checked with all the symptoms? What do you think? Is it migraine or just a normal headache?
Well, don’t worry if these symptoms diagnose migraine. It’s treatable.
Although, first you need to identify what causes migraine. So have a look at:
Migraine Headache Causes
Women often experience migraine at certain stages of the life like menstruation, during which hormones often change.
Certain emotions like stress, anxiety, depression, and shock can also cause migraine.
You can also suffer migraine if you’re tired, didn’t have proper sleep, or participated in a heavy exercise. Poor posture or low blood sugar can be other measure reasons.
Some people even complain about suffering from migraine due to jet lag.
Skipping meals like breakfast, lunch, or dinner is one of the major reasons behind migraine.
Apart from this, caffeine-rich products like chocolate, tea, coffee and beverages like alcohol also cause migraine. Cheese is also a dietary trigger.
Sleeping tablets, combined contraceptive pills, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also cause migraine.
Migraine is also caused by certain environmental conditions like strong smells, flickering rooms, second-hand smoke, and loud noises.
Some people even claim to have migraine headaches from stuffy rooms, humid conditions, temperature changes, and bright lights.
You can get rid of migraine pain if you know the root causes. So, have a look at:
Top 10 Naturally Ways to Treat Migraine Headache
Ice is very useful to relieve the headache naturally and economically. Just pour 5 or 6 ice cubes in a bag that can be closed completely (so that the water does not escape when the ice melts) and cover it with a cloth. Apply it on the area that hurts. It is better when you lie in bed or are lying down and relaxed. At 20 minutes remove the ice and repeat again if necessary in another 20 minutes.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is very important for health. Not only it helps in building muscles but also provide the much-needed rest to our brain.
Without proper sleep, our body and mind cease to function normally and the chances of migraine headache are high.
So, get minimum 6 hours sleep in a day. At least, that’s what physician’s recommendation.
Stress has negative impact on both body and brain. Not only it degrades your physical health but also affects your brain functioning and causes migraine.
Ensure that you’re having minimal stress in your life.
Exercise keeps your body fit and brain functioning well. It also helps in keeping your anxiety levels down and reducing stress which is one of the root causes of migraine.
Mint Tea Bag
Lie down and relax in a room where you feel comfortable and place a wet tea bag (slightly warm) of mint tea on each eyelid. If you do meditation or mindfulness, take advantage of the moment. Remove the mint bags after 10 minutes. You can set your alarm clock to sound at 10 minutes so you can relax as much as possible.
Yoga & Meditation
Research has shown that most migraine patients have witnessed significant recovery after yoga and meditations.
Perhaps, you can be the next.
Avoid Medications without Prescription
Some people also suffer migraine because of medicines that are not often prescribed by doctor. So, never ever take any medicine without a doctor’s prescription.
Second-hand Smoke Must be Avoided
Nothing is more dangerous than second-hand smoking. It contains poisonous elements of tobacco and carbon dioxide which causes lung cancer and respiration-related disease.
Guess what? Second-hand smoking causes migraine as well. So, stay away from second-hand smokers as much as you can.
Keep Going out from Time to Time to Get Fresh Air
As mentioned earlier, certain environmental conditions like closed rooms, rooms with excessive lights, or places having pungent smell.
In case you’re trapped in those, keep going out from time to time to get some fresh air.
Avoid Certain Foods
Identify what kinds of food are triggering migraine attacks and avoid them all. You’ll remain at the most benefit.
Hopefully, these tips will cure your migraine headache pain at home. Still, if you’re not seeing any results, it’s better to consult a doctor and seek proper treatment.