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
- 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.