Saturday, 26 December 2009

Migraine Headache Symptoms

Migraine Headache symptoms are very difficult to mention in some words as they are so different in case of different person. Some people see bright flashing lights, some don't. Some with migraine get a headache or pain in the forehead, some don't! Some migraine sufferers even don’t experience any pain!

So, if you've got a pain in your head, how can you know whether it is a symptom of Migraine or not?
There are some typical symptoms that can give you a clue to know whether you have a migraine. So, let’s go through the article to know about it.

The International Headache Society has mentioned some symptoms to recognize migraine.
Migraine is defined as headaches usually ranging between 4 and 72 hours (untreated) including at least two of these primary symptoms:
•one-sided pain
•throbbing pain
•moderate to severe pain that interrupts your normal life
•made worse by physical activity or makes you avoid activity

and including at least one of these secondary symptoms:
•Sensitive to light and sound
•A pale facial color
• Cold hands or cold feet

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Causes of Migraine Headache (Migraine Factors or Triggers)

Although much about the causes of migraines are not well understood, Genetics factors and Environmental factors seem to play major roles to cause migraine.

One of the first steps in managing migraines is to identify your migraine factors or triggers and trying to avoid them. By identifying migraine triggers, you will be able to spot the warning signs and therefore control the migraine attack more effectively.

Whatever the exact mechanism of the headaches, a number of things may trigger them. The triggers are different for different patients of migraine. Some potential migraine triggers include:

• Hormonal changes:
A Fluctuation in estrogen seems to trigger migraine headaches. Women having migraines often report headaches immediately before or during their menstrual periods, when they have a major drop in estrogen. Others have an increased tendency to develop migraines during pregnancy or menopause. Hormonal medications such as oral birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy also may worsen migraines. On the other hand, some women find it's beneficial to take them to reduce migraine pain.

• Foods:
Often, migraines appear to be triggered by certain foods. Common foods that usually trigger migraine include caffeine rich drinks, cheeses, chocolate, some beans, aspartame, monosodium glutamate, nuts, peanut butters, salty foods, and processed foods. Irregular or skipping meals and fasting also can trigger migraines.

• Physical and Mental Stress:
Excess physical works and mental stress at work or home usually trigger migraines.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Home Remedies for Migraine

Migraines always do not require a prescribed or doctor’s suggested medicine. Home remedies are very helpful to lessen in fact to cure migraine problem. Home remedies are not any chemical medicines but are very common stuffs those we use in our day to day lives. These home remedies are very inexpensive and easy to get.

Here some common home remedies of migraine are discussed:

Aromatherapy is considered as one of the best migraine remedies. Peppermint, Sandalwood, Lavender and Eucalyptus. All these herbs contain essential oils which are best for treating migraines. Put them in water and then take a cloth, dip it into the solution and then place it over head.

• Some suggest acupressure is the best as remedy for migraine. Learn some acupressure techniques from experts and try them.

• Top ranked natural remedy for migraine is Massage. Massage your head in a particular way (an Ayurvedic Massage) with certain Ayurvedic massage oils. This will not only give you relief from the migraine but will also nourish all of your senses.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Meditation and Yoga can reduce Migraine up to 70 Percent

Researches say stress is one of the major reasons of Migraine and the pain can be reduced generally if you can relax your mind.

Yoga is an exercise that involves meditation and relaxation exercises that helps to reduce stress.

Many researches proved that regular practice of Yoga and Meditation can reduce Migraine attacks up to a good percentage. Recently a report published in ‘Psychology Today’ said that intensive practice of Yoga for a period of three months (daily 1 hour, 5 days a week) including meditation and relaxation exercises can lessen the frequency and intensity of migraines up to 70 percent. They said that these practices also help to prevent Migraine problem.

So, if you are suffering from Migraine, you may consult a Yoga trainer to help you.

Here you will get some yoga poses for Migraine:


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Professional Physicians

To help you to get Doctor's suggestions, some professionals contacts are given here. Visit the pages to know details and contact them to get suggestion for free.

1.Dr. Andrew Jones
Medical Director
Women's Health Institute of Texas.


3.Natural Holistic Health