A migraine is a severe, painful headache.The pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days. Migraine is a common problem affecting 36 million .The exact cause of migraine headaches is unknown.It is thought to be due to abnormal brain activity causing a temporary alteration in the nerve signals, chemicals and blood flow in the brain.
Migraine headaches can be very debilitating.They are more common in women than men.Migraine is commonly misdiagnosed as tension-type headache or sinus headache.
Factors or Cause Of Migraine
Some people who suffer from migraines can clearly identify triggers or factors that cause the headaches, but many cannot. Potential migraine triggers include:
Allergies and allergic reactions
Bright lights, loud noises,smoky rooms, temperature changes, strong smells and certain odors or perfumes
Physical or emotional stress, tension, anxiety etc
Smoking & Alcohol
Skipping meals or fasting causing low blood sugar
Symptoms of migraine can occur 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
The pain is usually a severe
Increasing pain during physical activity
Inability to perform regular activities due to pain
Some people experience other symptoms such as sweating, temperature changes, tummy ache and diarrhea.
Confusing thoughts or experiences
Blind spots or blank patches in the vision
Stiffness in the shoulders, neck or limbs