Live a life with migraine condition is not that easy, especially when one experience migraine attack, it is not pleasing at all. Migraine is referred to a recurrent throbbing headache that mostly affects any one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. For those who experience it would describe it as someone is digging their hand in and squeezing your brain out.
Although doctor or neurologist would prescribe you then best suitable medication course for your conditions and at times of migraine attack one should prefer and seek medical attention first. But following changes can be applies and followed which would be beneficial for managing migraine conditions:
Avoiding Common Triggers:
This one is obvious one! Most of the prompt headaches are caused because of eating or doing some activity, which rapidly or in some case gradually cause headache. And when it comes to migraine, its intensity is sky rock.
Some of the commonly known triggers like eating food that contains low blood sugar level, has tyramine and nitrites, keep track of your allergies, avoid being exposed to certain lights, like laser-lights or strobe light used in partied or discos, try to reduce or better to avoid loud noisy situations, mind the weather changes.
Keeping yourself hydrated and using protection when you have to step out in direct sun exposure would help you causing unpleasant event.
Some Lifestyle Changes:
Just as you would make yourself habitual to avoid above triggers, you should also adapt some changes in daily lifestyle that would eventually beneficial you control migraine conditions.
Diet: Some changes like, following well-balanced diet including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and quality protein, dark green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and kale. You can also eat eggs, yogurt, and low-fat milk to gain healthy proteins. These foods contain vitamin B which helps prevent migraines.
Quit Smoking/Caffeine: cause it makes more sense and comes with many health benefits which obviously includes better control in migraine conditions. About caffeine content, ample amount of caffeine is enough but more will make you more vulnerable to cause migraine conditions. So just seize your coffee or tea intake.
Proper sleep: one of the universal advice. About sleep in relations with migraine, lack of sleep and insomnia increases the chances and too much sleep can also cause a migraine. If your body is not getting adequate rest, then headaches happen because of the lack of a regular sleep pattern would put more pressure to perform a task which is already tired, because it couldn’t get enough sleep.
Manage stress and exercise regularly: no matter which kind of stress it is, it cause pressure on your nerve system and makes perfect conditions for migraine to step in. exercise, on the other hand, would not only beneficial for your overall health, but also help you manage stress better, resulting in mental harmony.
Keep Track of Medicines:
This is no brainer! Maintained intake of prescribed medication is must in order to keep migraine conditions in control. And also keeping separate dose of medications for emergency situations. Consult your doctor and get clear instruction for what to do when you have a migraine attack.