Pain around the eyes can be a symptom of migraines
Many factors can trigger migraines that annoy many people with their life. Even hot weather can cause headaches. Migraines, which are more common in women than men, can also be confused with other diseases. What are migraine symptoms? How is migraine diagnosed? What is Migraine Treatment?
Migraine headache is a periodic, often unilateral headache that can begin in childhood but usually develops before the age of 30. Seizures occur with different frequencies. The frequency of attacks is an important issue that we consider when planning treatment. Between 60% and 70% of migraineurs are women, and many report a family history of migraine headaches. Psychiatric comorbidities such as anxiety have been reported in migraineurs. Migraine headaches can be triggered by changes in hunger, sleep, or diet, or foods such as monosodium glutamate, nitrates, chocolate, or citrus cheese. Headaches are more common in some patients, especially during menstruation.
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What are migraine symptoms?
Migraine headache is usually a unilateral headache. Migraine headaches are usually localized around the eyes, but can also spread to the neck or the other half of the head. It is a throbbing and very strong pain. A migraine attack can last a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 72 hours without the use of painkillers. It can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and can be disturbed by light and noise. Pre-attack symptoms such as changes in appetite, mood, and libido may occur.
How is migraine diagnosed?
The diagnosis of migraine headache is usually made clinically by taking a detailed headache history. Tension headaches are often mistaken for migraines, and this misdiagnosis can lead to inadequate treatment plans. Eye, ear, nose, and sinus conditions can also mimic migraines. In fact, many headaches attributed to sinusitis can be migraines. Glaucoma in the differential diagnosis; Diseases such as temporal arteritis, other types of primary headache, intracranial masses, benign intracranial hypertension should be excluded.
What is Migraine Treatment?
In deciding how best to treat a migraine sufferer, the specialist should consider the frequency and severity of the headache, its impact on the patient’s lifestyle, the presence of focal or long-term neurological disorders, the results of previous tests and treatments, and any background . If migraine headaches are rare, seizures should be treated. However, if headaches occur more frequently or if the patient has severe and prolonged seizures that affect their professional and social life, prophylactic treatment planning should also be undertaken.
Are there any new treatments?
When treating migraines, radiofrequency therapy can be used to numb the nerves that are carrying the pain. It is an effective treatment for headache control. In recent years, pain pacemaker applications for the treatment of chronic migraines have also been used abroad. In addition, blocking the recurrent sphenopalatine ganglion (bundle of nerves) is beneficial in treating migraines.