Migraine (Half Headache)

Around me I see lot of people suffering from migraine. But they do not treat the root cause rather go for the pain killers and the injections to get the relief from the pain.

It's very important to be educated about medical issue you are suffering from --- what are its causes and what's really triggering migraine.

Also I want to educate you all through the diet and Lifestyle tips which you can adapt in your life which can relief you from the pain.

Read the blog below to get educated |what is migraine| why migraine happen| what are the symptoms what dietary & Lifestyle tips you can adapt to relieve the pain of migraine. I hope this blog helps you.

What is Migraine?

A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.

For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the headache. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other disturbances, such as tingling on one side of the face or in an arm or leg and difficulty speaking.

Medications can help prevent some migraines and make them less painful. The right medicines, combined with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes, might help.

What can Trigger Migraine Headache?

  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep or jet lag
  • Hunger or dehydration
  • Foods
  • Additives
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Medication overuse
  • Smells
  • Lights and sounds
  • Weather
  • Female hormones
  • Physical activity
  • Skipping Meal
  • Physical Stress
  • Having you period
  • Changes in Vision
  • Sensitivity to Sound
  • Sensitivity to Smell

Symptoms of Migraine 

  • A headache that often begins as a dull ache and grows into throbbing pain.
  • Sensitivity to light, noise, and smells.
  • Nausea and vomiting, upset stomach, and belly pain.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Feeling very warm or cold.
  • Pale skin.
  • Fatigue.
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Pale Skin
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea vomiting, Upset Stomach and belly pain
  • Sensitivity to light noise, and smells

Dietary and lifestyle tips to cure Migraine 

  • Do not skip your meal, DON’T STARVE.
  • Include cinnamon in your diet in any form – it help in curing Migraine
  • Try to do stress Management – over thinking and over stress also leads to Migraine
  • Take good amount of sleep is (7 to 9 hours). If you feel like Migraine is triggering put pepper mint oil or lavender oil in hanky and sniff, it will stop Migraine to be aggravated
  • Avoid foods that trigger Migraine to you like coffee, Alcohol, fried foods, MSG, or any other which doesn’t suit you and trigger Migraine
  • Try to include magnesium rich foods like bananas, avocado, brown rice, almonds, cashew, legumes
  • Aim for half of your grains to be whole grains. Whole grains have more fiber and vitamins. Try to change things like white bread, white rice, and pasta in your diet to whole grains.
  • Aim for increasing fruit and vegetable intake. Half your plate should be fruits and vegetables, every time! Eat a variety of vegetables.
  • Aim to eat healthy fats, not low fat. 
  • Limit “saturated” and “trans fats” when possible.
  • Try to increase seafood consumption to two to three times per week to get your omega-3 fats.Limit sodium to less than 2300 mg/day. Most salt in our diets comes from processed foods (heat-and-eat frozen meals, canned soups, and ready-to-eat snacks like chips and crackers). 
  • Cook “from scratch” whenever possible, or choose foods labeled as “low sodium” whenever possible.