Migraines are severe, recurring, and painful headaches. They can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs and other symptoms. The extreme pain that migraines cause can last for hour or seven days.
Migraines can follow an aura of sensory disturbances followed by a severe headache that often appears on one side of the head. They tend to affect people aged 15 to 55 years.
Symptoms of migraine can start a while before the headache, immediately before the headache, during the headache, and after the headache. Although not all migraines are the same, typical symptoms include: moderate to severe pain, increased pain during physical activity or when straining. Severe, throbbing, or pulsating pain is felt by the patients.
Some people experience other symptoms like sweating, temperature, changes, stomach ache, and diarrhoea.
Though migraine causes are not well understood, genetic and environmental factors appear to play a role. Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway.
A number of factors may trigger migraines, including: hormonal changes in women, some foods, alcohol and highly caffeinated beverages, changes in the environment.
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?
Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated, if you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks then make an appointment with your doctor. See your doctor if you follow any of the following signs and symptoms: an abrupt, severe headache, headache with fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, double vision, new headache pain if you are older than 50.
Conventional method of treatment only gives temporary relief in migraine cases. While homoeopathic treatment for migraine promises a permanent cure for headaches. Homoeopathic medicines treat the person as a whole and try to eradicate the tendency towards a particular disease. Medicines given at AVI homoeopathy always selected upon individuality of the patient. In first phase the homoeopathic medicines aims to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. In second phase the homoeopathic medicines works to eradicate the chronic tendency to migraines.