Information on Migraine
Migraine is a different kind of headache and a different kind of pain. It is a genetic neurological disease. This is most common in women than in men. It appear in between the ages of 30 and 45. It is caused by stress, hormonal shifts, certain beverages, alcohol and certain foods. In women migraine is related with the menstrual cycle.
The symptoms of migraine are pain, throbbing on one or both sides of head, changes in vision, sensitivity to light, sounds and smell, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Migraine headaches may be hereditary. Medicines can help to prevent migraine attacks or help relieve symptoms of attacks.
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|Migraine headache symptom - Throbbing pain on one side of the head. Moderate to very bad pain. The pain may be so bad that you can't do any of your usual activities.
||Migraine and pregnancy - Experts believe that migraines during pregnancy may be caused by changes in nerve pathways, an imbalance of brain chemicals.
|Acupuncture for migraine - Acupuncture helps reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects. People have fewer days with migraines.
||Botox and migraine - A new review of the research conducted earlier suggests that Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) has minimal headache benefit.
|Sinus and migraine - More than 4 out of 5 people who think they have a sinus headache with symptoms like pain in the head, stuffy nose, and watery eyes actually have migraine headaches.
||Migraine diary - Migraine diaries can help you keep track of your headaches and help your doctor make the most informed decision on treatments and next steps for you.
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Hormone problems and migraines Information
Miss K a 36 year-old interior designer, began to experience occasional migraine and headaches - three or four per year after the birth of her son eight years previously. She described severe pain, which didn't respond to painkillers and tingling in her hands. Since her early 20s she had noticed spots and, boils on her back and chest, with more oily skin and increasing hair on her face. All these symptoms improved during pregnancy but returned afterwards. Miss Kalso said that she was permanently tired and her blood pressure was rather low. She ate a well-balanced diet, drank lots of water but cheese and milk products formed a large part of her protein intake.
After discussing her case history we agreed that her headaches were likely to be the result of tiredness and a hormone imbalance as well as poor circulation.
. Chasteberry - hormonal agent.
. Southernwood- hormonal agent, bitter digestive tonic.
. Echinacea - immune stimulant.
. Wild indigo - anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.
. Chamomile - relaxant, digestive tonic.
This resulted in much fewer spots, confined to outbreaks at ovulation time. Her facial hair-growth stopped increasing and energy levels improved. She hadn't had any headaches at the end of 3 months herbal medicine and continued to take this remedy for a further 3 months before stopping for a break.
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