Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Migraine Prevention | 0 comments

Migraine Treatment Options

Migraine Treatment Options

 

A migraine is a debilitating condition that is not widely discussed, researched, or adequately treated. According to migraine.com, 37 million people in the United States suffer with regular migraines. This article will present conventional, as well as non-conventional, methods for treating migraines.

 

Hydration

One of the easiest and healthiest methods for relieving migraine headaches is to ensure that the body is properly hydrated. To prevent the onset of a migraine, drink several 8 ounce glasses of water throughout the day.

 

Over-the-counter Medication

Common pain killers like ibuprofen and tylenol may not be enough to treat migraines in some patients. For these cases, there are several over-the-counter medications that include ingredients like caffeine, which works to narrow the muscles that surround your brain and to relieve tension.

 

Relaxation and Controlled Breathing

Some non-conventional methods for overcoming migraine headaches include relaxation and controlled breathing techniques. For many migraine sufferers, sleep is the only way to relieve the tension and pain associated with migraines – however, laying down and taking deep breaths can help by increasing the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the brain.

 

Diet

For migraine sufferers, it’s important to consider poor diet choices as contributors to the problem. A person’s diet that includes food or drinks that are high in sugar make them much more likely to experience tension headaches and migraines – especially if they are not adequately hydrated. Additional headache-contributing foods or drinks include – alcohol, aged cheese, large doses of caffeine, and food additives or preservatives.

 

Pay Attention to YOUR BODY

As with any medical condition, it is very important to pay attention to what your body is telling you. Every method of migraine treatment will work differently for each patient, so it is important to gauge pain level, severity of need, and the various treatment options for each case. If your preferred treatment option is not working properly and if pain persists, especially if it is severe, speak to your doctor as soon as possible – as this may be an indication of a more serious, underlining issue.

Read More

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Migraine Prevention | 0 comments

5 Ways to Prevent Migraines

5 Ways to Prevent Migraines

Anyone who has migraine headaches can tell you how debilitating they can be. If you suffer from migraines, I’m sure you are all too familiar with this. Luckily, for those of us who suffer from migraines, there are prevention methods that we should all employ.

1. Cardiovascular exercise and muscle strengthening. There are many reasons to hit the gym. Not only does exercising help you maintain a healthy weight and give you energy, but studies have shown that exercise can be just as effective as medication in the prevention of migraines. Increasing the amount of oxygen flowing in your body may help to prevent these severe headaches, and exercise helps you to do that. Exercise also releases endorphins or feel-good chemicals, which also helps to prevent headaches.

2. Get all of the proper nutrients and vitamins. Eating a healthy diet can really contribute to a lack of conditions such as migraine headaches. Make sure you consume all of the vitamins that you need, especially riboflavin. Also, make sure you get plenty of magnesium as many people who suffer from migraines also suffer from a magnesium deficiency.

3. Get enough high-quality sleep. Getting poor sleep can be a great trigger for migraine headaches in many people. If you are not getting good sleep, consider changing your sleep habits. For example, make sure you don’t do anything else in your bed (read, watch TV, listen to music) aside from sleeping. It also helps if you can go to bed and wake up the same time each day.

4. Try relaxation techniques and biofeedback. When you attend a biofeedback therapy session, biofeedback therapists will monitor your headaches and help you learn techniques that will help you to control your body’s reactions, including your migraines. These techniques are especially good for people who have stress migraines.

5. Try unconventional methods like massage and acupuncture. Massage, acupuncture, meditation, and relaxation are all practices that can contribute to your overall sense of health and wellbeing. If your body is generally more relaxed and peaceful, you will not develop as many symptoms such as headaches.

The most important thing to remember is that everyone’s body is different, and everyone is going to respond differently to various solutions. It’s important to try different methods to see what works the best for you and your migraines.

Read More