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Updated on June 19, 2020
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Migraine Headache
Migraine Headache

Migraine is a powerful headache. Migraine headache has become a common problem in many people nowadays. The causes of migraines are not known. Due to specific changes in neurotransmitter levels within the brain may be a cause for migraine headache and it is a condition that involves moderate-to-severe headache. Migraine headache causes severe head pain and sensitivity to light or sound. Some common symptoms of migraine headache include eye pain, nausea, vomiting, one-sided headache, pounding-type of pain, feeling tired, loss of appetite, dizziness, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, sensitivity to smell, rarely diarrhea and fever rarely. Migraines can be diagnosed depending on the presence of typical clinical signs and symptoms.

Changes in Neurotransmitter Levels
Changes in Neurotransmitter Levels

Migraine headaches are severe headaches and recurrent associated with autonomic symptoms. Most of people with migraines experience them with an aura and some frequently have migraines without aura. The severity of pain, frequency of attacks, and duration of headache changes every time. Migraines get worse by some physical activity, sound, light, or physical movement. The pain lasts from 4 hours to 3 days. If the pain lasts longer than 72 hours then it is called as status migrainosus or intractable migraine. People having this type of headache must be hospitalized, as the pain and nausea are so intense.

The majority of the people who are suffering with migraines are women. Migraines are most common in women especially between the ages of 20 and 45. Women often have more job, social, and family duties at this time of life and feel more stress and undergo tensions, so they experience more painful and long-lasting headaches with symptoms like nausea and vomiting. When migraine strikes, it is hard for a woman to fulfill her roles at home and at work.

Migraines are most common in women.
Migraines are most common in women.

There are so many factors that trigger migraines. For example:

  • Hormonal changes in women during menstrual cycle.
  • Emotional stress, tension, and anxiety.
  • Intake of certain foods.
  • Exposing to more or direct sunlight, bright light, flashing light, and fluorescent light.
  • Being too tired.
  • Listening loud noises.
  • Exposure to hard odors, smoke, or perfumes.
  • Having too much sleep or lack of sleep.
  • Skipping meals.
  • Changes in weather.

Below are some precautions that may be helpful for migraines:

  • Maintaining regular schedule for sleeping and eating.
  • Avoiding certain foods.
  • For some people dehydration triggers migraines, so keep well hydrated.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Meditation and relaxation strategies are more effective ways.

The best way to prevent migraine is to find out the reason that triggers your attacks and then avoid or limit those triggers. Migraine headaches are more common during times of stress. At that time, finding healthy ways to cut down the stress or overcome the stress will be helpful. Migraines can be treated usually with over-the-counter (OTC) migraine medication or prescription drugs.

Here are some natural home remedies to get relief from migraine headaches without any side effects.

Ginger and Turmeric:

Ginger and Turmeric
Ginger and Turmeric

Take a mixie jar, add half cup of freshly chopped ginger and some water and grind it well. Now extract the fresh ginger juice and keep it aside. Now take a glass of water in a vessel, keep it on the stove and light it and boil the water. Transfer boiled water into a glass, add one tablespoon of turmeric powder and four tablespoons of fresh ginger juice, and mix it well and drink sip by sip. Remember to drink this juice only once a day after the meal and this will give relief from migraine headaches.

Ginger and Lemon:

Ginger and Lemon
Ginger and Lemon

Ginger and lemon mixture can reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head. Take a lemon and three tablespoons of ginger (chopped). Crush the lemon to make juice. Take a mixie jar, add ginger and lemon juice and make a mixture, filter the mixture and keep it aside. Now take a glass of water in a vessel, keep it on the stove and light it and boil the water. Transfer hot water into a glass and add the filtered mixture, mix well and drink it sip by sip.

Mint Juice

Mint juice has been used from ancient times in effective treatment for headache. Take a handful of mint leaves and chop them into small pieces. Take a vessel, put it on stove and light it. Now add two cups of water and chopped mint leaves, boil them. Now extract the mint juice and drink it sip by sip. The juice can also be rubbed on the forehead to get relief

Cinnamon Paste:

Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon is one of the miracle spices known for decreasing pain due to headache. Take four cinnamon sticks and grind them into fine powder. Now, make a fine paste by adding little water to the powder. Apply this fine paste over the forehead and leave it for sometime on forehead and get relief from headache.


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