A Short Guide to the Causes and Natural Remedies for Migraine
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A Short Guide to the Causes and Natural Remedies for Migraine

Migraine is a very common condition that can have a terrible impact on your everyday life and interfere with your accomplishments and productivity. It consists of strong throbbing headache, accompanied sometimes by nausea and disturbed vision. You can also be very sensitive to smells, light, and sound. It can last from four to seventy-two hours, which, as you can imagine, can be a suffering experience.

A very good advice that has been given to people who suspect that they suffer from migraine is to keep a diary for their condition. In the diary it is a good idea to describe when  and how often the head pains occur, what other symptoms are present, where the pain is felt and what particularly you are feeling: throbbing pain, piercing pain, etc. It is a good idea to also include as many things possible from your life and the environment in which you live: what have you been eating, what medication you have been taking, if you had exercised that day or how much you have slept. Sometimes factors such as the weather or clean air are also significant to mention! The diary can help a doctor understand you migraine better.

So what are the possible causes for the condition? This is a very complicated question that has been hard to answer, but some possible triggers have been identified:

  • Stress: The overwhelming life you lead and feelings of anxiety and worrying can trigger your migraine. Try to be as calm as possible and control stress levels in your life. Maybe you need to change up your routine a little bit!
  • Food: An unhealthy diet can make your migraines worse. Salty foods and processed foods can be harmful to your health. Also, if you do not have stable eating habits and skip meals, you can trigger attacks.
  • Drinks: Alcohol and coffee are not a good idea if you suffer from migraines.
  • Sleeping patterns: Not having enough sleep or sleeping too much may provoke migraines. Try to stick to a stable sleeping routine of about eight hours a night.
  • Changes in the environment: It is interesting, but weather or pressure changes can cause migraine attacks as well.
  • Sensory Stimuli: If you spend too much time at noisy or brightly lit places, you can get migraines more often. Also, strong smels of perfume, paint or even secondhand smoke can trigger migraines.
  • Physical factors: Physical activity in large amounts can be damaging for some organisms, so check your diary if your migraine attacks clash with workouts or even sexual activity.

If you suffer from migraines, you know how hard it can be to control these attacks. However, there are a few natural remedies that can help you in the battle:

  • Rubbing your temples can help in a way. There is no certain proof that it helps, but you can give it a try if you do not have any specific medication available at that moment.
  • Close the door to your room, close the curtains and turn off the lights. Lie down in the dark for a mild relief to your strong pain.
  • Lavender oil can also be helpful if you get a migraine. Two or three drops in some boiling water can actually make a change in your condition. Inhale it and you might get better.
  • Peppermint oil is another option for a natural remedy against headaches. Its properties will help control blood flow in your body.
  • Feverfew, an aromatic herb plant, can be a good idea as well. However, be careful if you are pregnant or trying to have a baby and do not use it as a remedy against migraines.

 

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