In some people migraine may be occurring several times a month or year. Studies have estimated that 1 in 100 people suffer from the migraine. When compared to males, migraine affects more in females.
This article is going to look how the migraine is caused and what are possible remedies for it. Migraines are of two types – i.e. migraines with aura and migraines without aura and the second type is called the common migraine.
The person who is having the migraine with aura he will observe the flashes of light, zigzag lines in his vision and tingling sensations in his legs and the aura warns the person that he is going to get the migraine with in 10 to 20 minutes.
Even children suffer from migraine and it usually occurs in the adolescence. In the case of children the migraine usually occur both sides of the head and in some there may be nausea and vomiting and not having any pain like symptoms and in this condition it is not easy to diagnose the migraine.
There may be several causes for the migraine and some of them are:
- Certain foods cause migraine like alcohol, monosodium glutamate, chocolate, caffeine and other processed foods.
- Even stress causes the migraine.
- Some times change in temperature causes the migraine.
- Some people are extremely sensitive to some sensory stimulus and those stimuli may also lead to the migraine.
- Certain medications are also said to cause the migraine.
Essential oils and aromatherapy offers great deal of relief to the migraine suffers. Lavender can also be used as the alternative herbal remedy.
There are several drugs like NSAIDS – Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs and drugs like ergots alkaloids, samaritan, rizatriptan (triptans) and some pain relieving drugs are used generally and some times even herbal treatment is also taken.
Important thing is when there is recurrent headache maintain a dairy how frequently it’s coming and as soon as possible you have to consult doctor and those who are suffering from migraine should take healthy food and plenty of water and mainly be free from the stress related activities.