Migraine is one of the most disabling diseases globally.
Migraines are more frequent than you think. It is estimated that 15% of the world’s population suffers, especially women, in which they are three times more frequent than in men, indicating that the hormonal factor is important.
Migraines are not mere headaches and once they are triggered they usually last three days in a row. Knowing what the early symptoms are and what parameters can sharpen them can help avoid them.
The Brain Does Not Feel Pain
The brain does not hurt when our head hurts. However, it is the one that manages the sensation of pain. Although we always run away from this unpleasant sensation, pain treatings our health.
If we did not feel pain we would not know that something is not right in the body. Pain plays an essential role in keeping the body healthy. Now, why does our head hurt?
Here are some circumstances:
Changes in intracranial pressure.
Inflammation of the nerves
Changes in the shape of the blood vessels of the brain (more dilated or distended or more contracted).
Muscle tension in the cervical area.
Characteristics Of Migraines
People can suffer migraines from the adolescence stage. Sometimes they occur due to hereditary causes, although it can also influence the environment.
Although the exact causes of migraines are the subject of much scientific study, and there are still unknown aspects, it is known that migraines can be triggered by different causes.
They are related to the local inflammation of blood vessels that produces an abnormal dilation, inducing the sensation of pain.
Other causes are associated with the activity of neurons.
During a migraine picture, one side of the face or head may feel numb. Nausea is also common. A high sensitivity to light is experienced. Sometimes, auras are experienced (flashes of light, distorted vision, appearance of unreal sounds or loss of part of the visual field) and sometimes they are accompanied by tingling in the face, arms and legs and have difficulty speaking fluently.
Signs Before Having Migraine
While sometimes they are inevitable, there are indicative signs that we have a migraine in doors. Identifying the symptoms can help prevent timely medication and prevent migraine from being installed.
Some Migrainous signs are:
* Dry mouth and more thirsty than usual.
* Cravings and desire to eat more frequently.
* Yawning constantly without apparent cause.
* Constipation , intestinal irritation, feeling of stomach heaviness.
* Humor changes.
* Stiff neck and pain in the cervical muscles .
How To Prevent Migraines?
It is important to observe and listen to the internal sensations of the body, that is, to listen to us inside. To the extent of our possibilities, we can also avoid exposing ourselves to environmental contexts that may favor the appearance of migraines.
Stressful environments should be avoided, with a charged atmosphere and poor ventilation, loud and shrill sounds, very intense and flickering lights, etc.
Here Are Some Guidelines that can Help Prevent Migraines:
* Sleep well . Ideally, sleep 7 to 9 hours a day.
* Find moments of relaxation and mental rest. Oxygenating in contact with nature is very effective for relaxing.
* Eat lightly with vegetable dishes, soft fish, lean meats, etc. Without filling the plate.
* Avoid heavy digestions.
* Avoid alcoholic drinks.
* Protect your eyes with sunglasses.