Common Migraine Triggers and Ways to Deal with Them
Commonly occurring in every 1 out of 7 people around the world, migraine is categorized as a chronic disease. The sudden onset of a migraine can be a state of everlasting pounding headaches, confined rooms, cold towels, and restlessness. With triggers varying widely from patient to patient, migraine can be a confusing state. While the arrival of migraine seems sudden and unexpected, however the attack warrants many signs that we must acknowledge.
To bring the pain down, one of the best things to do is to learn your personal triggers. Self-awareness and detailed knowledge can lead to proper management and preventive tools to reduce the effects of a migraine.
To effectively avoid future attacks, let’s take a step closer in managing this health issue; let’s understand a few common triggers and ways to deal with them:
Migraine and Stress are directly proportional to each other. Any kind of Stress, whether anxiety, tension, etc. can vehemently welcome a migraine attack. It is believed that Stress is the trigger for almost 70% migraine attacks.
It is also associated with the fact that our constant worry of the future attack ultimately leads to Stress. This becomes a never-ending and exhaustive cycle.
How to Cope Up: As they say, ‘we should take charge of our health’; therefore, we must invest our time in practices that reduce our worry and stress. We must indulge in relaxation therapy, yoga, meditation, etc. to calm our body, nerves, and mind. We must also maintain our sleep cycle. Regular practice of these things shapes our body in a way that our reaction to stress reduces.
Did you know? According to a survey, at least 49% of adults in America were suffering some sort of significant stress last year.
There are varying reviews regarding caffeine, while some suggest that excess caffeine consumption leverages their migraine attack others believe that a cup of coffee helps in managing such attacks. Commonly, excessive use can lead to the onset of a migraine attack.
How to Cope Up: Patients with severe migraine attacks must lower down their caffeine consumption. Patients must note that coffee is not the only source of caffeine; in fact, the percentage is also present in chocolates, tea, etc.
3. COMPUTER SCREEN
In this tech-driven world, our jobs necessitate the use of computers. Spending long hours on computers can trigger migraine symptoms, especially in migraine patients. It becomes all the more harmful if we use a low-resolution monitor as they strain our eyes more.
How to Cope Up: Although we can’t change our jobs easily however we can take precautions in our own little ways. We must take regular breaks and put a glare screen on our monitor. We must also maintain the right posture while sitting and indulge in regular neck and back exercises to avoid muscle tension build-up in the neck and shoulders, etc.
It is interesting to note that women account for three fourth of the total migraine patients, and this has to do with the changing nature of female hormones. In fact, in women, migraine can start as quickly as puberty and is closely linked to the menstrual cycle. Menstrual migraine occurs during the period time due to changes in the hormonal level.
How to Cope Up: One must consult a endocrinologist, for proper medication to stabilize hormonal related. Besides these changes in lifestyle and diet also contribute to preventing future migraine attacks.
5. Irregular Sleep Schedule
A good night’s sleep is essential for health. With time, as sleep quality has decreased, it has invited a lot of problems related to body, mind, skin, etc. Irregular sleeping patterns or sleep deficiency heighten migraine symptoms. When our sleep pattern changes or becomes uneven, we are more prone to migraine attacks. In such cases, it is advisable to visit the best Pulmonologist in town, Dr Sumita Agarwal.
How to Cope Up: To save yourself from severe headaches, it is best to consult the best neurologist in Jodhpur Dr. Pratap Sanchetee and Dr. Kirti Sachdev for a proper solution to this condition. Severe migraine can lead to numbness, confusion, vertigo, and other neurological symptoms. During such conditions, one must head to the best neurology hospital in Jodhpur Medipulse Hospital for accurate diagnosis and specialized treatment.
A severe headache can also be a sign of brain abnormalities; therefore, our Radiology department is fully equipped to carry out MR Imaging of the Brain in migraine patients, under the expert guidance of Dr Sanjay Nathani. Book your appointment with us now. Don’t delay!