What are Migraines?
A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The debilitating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.
What causes Migraines?
There are multiple causes to migraines, including, but not limited to: allergies and allergic reactions, bright lights, loud noises, and certain odors or perfumes, physical or emotional stress, changes in sleep patterns or irregular sleep, smoking or exposure to smoke, fasting, alcohol, menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, hormone fluctuations during menopause onset, tension headaches, and foods containing tyramine.
How are Migraines treated?
Migraine headache is treated by migraine prevention strategies and symptom alleviation. Many migraine sufferers rely on both preventive and abortive medications to stop the headache process.
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