AYURVEDIC CONSULTATION FOR MIGRAINE
FREQUENT bouts of headache that often lead to vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to heat, light or sound and dizziness, migraine can be debilitated ailments that can wreck the quality of your life often force to stay indoors and impact your productivity . Many people often lose out 10- 15 productive hours to migraine headache every week. Many other ignore the problem as in our general perception , it is not considered as serious as other diseases.
With effective medical intervention and treatment, chronic migraine can be treated and controlled, Medication, nutritional supplements, life style alterations and avoiding the migraine triggers can help a lot.
The diseaseChronic Migraine is the term referred to migraine headaches that have lasted more than three months. Some people continue to live with them for year's altogether. The pain is marked by frequent spills of headache on one side of the head. It is a pulsating throbbing sensation which aggravates from moderate to severe. This is usually aggravated by stress and other triggers that vary from person to person.
The disorder is more common in people who are in the profession of higher intelligence such as doctors, lawyers, scientists and invariably it is women, who are more prone to it than men. Chronic migraine is most prevalent in people between 20 and 50 years of age and as many as 70 percent of the sufferers are women. Hormonal changes make women more prone to the disease. Migraine headaches results from combinations of blood vessel enlargement and the release of chemicals from nerves that causes the sympathetic nervous system to respond with feelings of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting often these can be debilitated and lead to sensitivity towards light and sound in the sufferers. In extreme cases, such people avoid going into crowded places and like to be left in alone in a dark room.
We are encountering cases of childhood migraine as well as school children are also coming with the complaint of chronic migraine. The symptoms in children are lack of concentration, abdominal pain and giddiness. According to World health organization , 303 million people world wide were migraines or migraine sufferers .
Chronic migraine sufferers often reach a state where popping in commonly available painkillers does not help; usually a combination of specific medicines is required then to be taken throughout the day to keep a check on their recurrent headache. Migraine headaches cause severe pain from hours to days and it is so severe that all you think about is finding a dark place .
The cause of migraine headache is unknown. The most supported theory is that it is related to hyper excitability of the cerebral cortex and abnormal control of pain neurons in the Trigeminal Nucleus of the brain stem.
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