Migraine Headaches

What is a Migraine?

Migraines are intense, sometimes debilitating headaches. The most common types of migraine are those with aura (classical migraines) and those without aura (common migraines). Migraines can begin in childhood or may not occur until early adulthood.

Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

The signs and symptoms of migraine headaches vary among patients. Therefore, what a patient experiences before, during and after an attack can’t be defined exactly. The four phases of a migraine headache attack are common but not necessarily experienced by all migraine headache sufferers :

The PRODROME, includes symptoms experienced by patients hours or days before the headaches. These may include irritability, depression, tiredness, yawning, constipation, stiffness of neck and so on.

The AURA, immediately preceeds the headache. The symptoms may include foggy vision, colored vision, bright lines in front of eyes, sensation of pins or numbness on body, vertigo, loss of smelling power, nausea / vomiting and photophobia.

The PAIN phase, also known as HEADACHE phase : Usually the headache is in one half of the body. It increases gradually and lasts from 4 to 72 hours. However the intensity, duration and frequency of pain varies from person to person. The headache can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, vertigo, pallor of face, loss of appetite, sensitivity to smells, noise and light and so on.

The POSTDROME phase, the symptoms occuring after an attack of migraine. These include mood changes, depression, tiredness, letharginess, loss of appetite and so on.

Causes of Migraine Headaches

Change in weather conditions, missing a meal, stress, alcohol and certain types of food items are considered to be common causative factors of Migraine. About 50% of women claim that their menstrual periods happen to be a significant trigger. Additionally, allergic reactions, exposure to loud noises or certain odors, smoking, or long exposures to computer screens/televisions could lead to Migraine attacks. Symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Altered mood
  • Irritability
  • Depression or euphoria
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Craving for certain food items
  • Stiff muscles (especially in the neck)
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Increased urination

Ayurvedic treatment of migraine involves ayurvedic medicines, ayurvedic therapies, herbs and your lifestyle changes. If you looking for natural, ayurvedic treatment of migraine, you can meet our expert doctor at Jot Ayurvedic Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

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