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Migraine aura


What is Migraine aura?

The change in brain function called an aura. Migraine is a neurological disorder that generally involves repeated headaches. It is usually a visual symptom such as an arc of sparkling zig-zag lines or a blotting out of vision or both. Migraines occur in women more than men. Migraine-aura is appear in between the ages of 10 and 46 years. Migraine-aura is affects 5-10 % of the population.

Causes of Migraine aura

  • Spasm of blood vessels supplying parts of the brain
  • Subsequent expansion of blood vessels in the head
  • Changes in body chemistry
  • Change in weather
  • Physical or mental stress
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Meats containing nitrates

Symptoms of Migraine aura

  • Numbness of one side of the face and hand
  • Weakness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Seeing flashing lights
  • Other visual hallucinations
  • Increased urination
  • Increased sweating

Treatment for Migraine aura

  • Numerous medications are used to treat the migraine aura.
  • Preventing migraine aura- Beta-blockers such as propanolol
  • Ergots such as DHE-45 may used for treatment.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen
  • An ergotamine-containing medication is used for pregnant women who suffers from migraine aura.
  • Anti-sickness drug buclizine helps to reduce nausea and sickness.
  • The medicines metoclopramide and domperidone can be used to treat nausea and vomiting.
  • Relaxation therapy- By being less stressed some find that fewer attacks are triggered.
  • Do not take certain foods such as aged cheese, red wine, caffeine, chocolate and others.

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