How To Cure Migraine

Man With A HeadacheHow to cure migraine?” is a question that has never crossed my mind when I was younger. Perhaps I was young and most importantly, I did not have a lot of stress.
No kidding, having a migraine is really an agony. I am not talking about the moderate kind but the really severe ones. When I was in my last year in the university, I got this attack that I would never forget.
I was late in the University premises with my then girlfriend when the pain suddenly appeared on the left side of my head all the way down to my face. I do not have any painkiller with me and I could find anywhere to buy them. The severe pain just would not go away no matter what. I tried sitting down, walking around and even lay down on the bench. Nothing works.
I got so frustrated with the pain that I hit my head so hard. I couldn’t remember how I got home that night. I think we took a cab home. The pain was gone the next day.
From then, I tried to find out as much information as possible about how to cure migraine as well as the causes and symptoms.
Migraine affects more women than men. One out of six women is affected by such condition while for men, only one out of sixteen is affected by it. I suppose most people who are affected by migraine know that the pain can either be on one side or both sides of the head. There were times when the pain felt really bad that I would start to feel nausea.
I know some people do not like the taste of ginger. However, I’ve read from some resources that ginger does reduce your chance of getting migraine though such claim has not really been proven. Ginger actually contains potent compounds which are same as those contain in NSAIDs. The compounds can help to block inflammatory elements and hence prevent you from getting a headache.

How To Cure Migraine

Learning how to cure your migraine is vital for someone who have experience the pain before. If you have ever gone through the experience, you would likely to have tried various methods to prevent yourself from the attack? I have been there before and I know how much pain it can cause you when it became really severe.
There are more women who suffer from migraine than men. Statistic has shown that out of 6 women, 1 is affected by such health condition while as form men, only 1 out of 16 men is affected by it. The cause of migraine is still not clear but some experts pointed out that the pain is due to widening of our blood vessels brought about by the lowering of the serotonin level. No matter what is the cause, learning how to prevent migraine is unquestionably the most important part to anyone who is suffering from such condition.
The pain can be moderate or severe and it can be on just one side or both sides of the head. Some people may be able to relieve the pain simply by taking low-dose aspirin while others may not be so fortunate. Taking painkillers, like me, can relieve the pain temporarily but it will be back when the medication in the body wear off. If the pain keeps coming back and it affects your life, it is best to consult your doctor to see what he can do for you.
For most people who have experience migraine before knew the pain can be unbearable. So if you are alright now, it is best to learn some prevention measures. Although nobody is definite about the cause, we do know that some types of foods, habits, medications and stress can lead to migraine.
Like some people who are determine to find out what really trigger the pain. Below are some prevention tips you can apply to stop the pain.
1. Keep A Record
Ballpoint pen lying on a day planner calendar notebookI have a notebook to keep record on when and how many times I would get a migraine. The purpose of the recording is to find out what really trigger the pain. Studies have shown that migraine can be brought about by certain kind of foods, habits and medications.
With the note book, I could easily find out how regular I get a migraine. From there, I can find out what I have consumed, drunk and done, as well as how I have been feeling for the last 24 hours. Since migraine can be brought about by various kinds of food, drinks, habits, medications and stress, it is important to find out the factor that affect you most of the time.
  • Processed meat, nuts, tropical fruits, onions, coffee and most alcoholic beverages are just but a few examples of food and drinks that can trigger the pain.
  • Bad habits like working late through the night and puffing cigarette can be ones triggers.
  • Examples of medications are diet pills, bronchodilators and anti-depressants which can result in such condition occurring.
  • You can also get a migraine if you are undergoing a lot of pressure and stress.
2. Reduce Intake of Dietary Fat
Fast food hamburger with fries and a soda beverageThere was a study showing that if you were to reduce the consumption of fat diets, your chance of getting very severe headache would be lowered. The pain on your head may also subside at a faster rate than it used to be.
What these experts are suspecting about cutting back on fat consumption is that when less fat are taken in, more carbohydrate diets will be consumed. And this increase in carbohydrate will increase the level of chemical serotonin in the brain, thereby lowering the chance of getting migraine.
Also, with less fat in the body, the blood vessels can expand and contract more flexibly, thus reducing one’s chance of getting the pain.
3. Eliminate Your Stress
Woman relaxing on a beach watching an airplaneStress was what most commonly known to trigger migraine. When I was under a lot of stress due to my work, I could get the pain very regularly. Many people, like I used to be, do not think that I have the time to reduce stress and pressure from work and study. All these excuses can be removed when you manage your time properly. Make it a point to make time for certain activities which you can both enjoy and reduce stress. Only when you know how to relax, then you are able to rejuvenate and re-energize yourself for more challenges in life.
Close-up of a woman wearing headphones listening to musicThere are in fact many ways a person can do to help relax the mind and body. Some people may choose to listen tomusic, some may go on tours and some may exercise to relieve the tension. I choose to meditate to relax and free myself from stress and pressure. There are many places where you can find trainers who teach meditation. For example, you may like to check out with your local community center to see of they offer such course.
Meditation will not take a lot of your time. You can mediate in the morning after you wake up or you can choose to do it before you go to bed. Some people even do it twice a day because they can really see the positive results. Not only will you be reducing your stress effectively and hence, prevent migraine from occurring, but you will also find yourself more alert and mindful which can help a lot in your work or study.