Video: ❶ Migraine: Where Is It From And How To Deal With It
Migraine is a French word derived from the Greek hemicrania, which literally means half a head. Very often this word is used to refer to headaches of any origin, which is fundamentally wrong. Location: Location: Indeed, the most common symptom of migraine is very severe, excruciating headache attacks, which can be either short, episodic, or prolonged, almost continuous without therapy. The second striking sign is that the pain is localized only in one half of the head, very rarely in both - but even then the intensity will be different. With migraine, there are no organic lesions of the brain: tumors, strokes, trauma;there is also no connection with changes in pressure in the body (arterial hypo- and hypertension) or in the cranium (intracranial pressure).
Most often, women are ill, they can also transmit the disease to their descendants through the female, less often through the male line. Migraine attacks can be caused by overexertion, stress, lack or excess of sleep, hormonal changes or certain food excesses (red wine, strong cigars, fish, nuts, chocolate).
Attacks begin with a slight fear of light and sound, nausea, weakness, lethargy, loss of orientation in space, and dizziness. Further, the pain appears in one of the halves of the head, spreads to the eye, jaw, cheek, begins to pulsate and can intensify with any provoking factors.
Half of the success in migraine treatment is the prevention of attacks. And here careful observation is necessary from the side of the patient himself: it is necessary to isolate the provoking factors, their intensity, whether they act in aggregate or individually. It is also necessary to introduce a daily routine and strictly follow it: wake up and fall asleep at the same time, avoid stress, overwork, and eating foods that previously caused attacks.
Unfortunately, even careful prevention will only help reduce the frequency of attacks (sometimes very significantly) and lead to their mitigation. Therefore, it is necessary to resort to drug therapy, which should be selected by your attending physician individually for you and your migraine.