Your Health: Treating a Migraine and Recognizing the Warning Signs

More than four million adults experience at least 15 days of migraines a month, but there are a few things you can do to prevent a migraine attack.

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About one in eight people suffers from migraines. Throbbing headache that can last for hours or even days.

“And they get a variety of different symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, and sometimes sensitivity to light and noise,” said Vincent Martin, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

But you can potentially thwart a migraine episode by avoiding common triggers.

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First, pay attention to what you eat and drink. Common culprits can be caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, sausages, and foods containing MSG.

Second, don’t skip meals. Fasting can trigger migraines.

“Stress is a big trigger. So not only when the stress comes, but also when the stress is gone. It’s called a disappointing headache, ”said Dr. Martin.

Yoga and meditation can help you manage your stress levels. Also, keep in mind that migraines are often triggered by poor sleep.

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Try to go to bed and wake up at around the same time each day. When you experience a migraine, turn off the lights, place a hot or cold compress on your head or neck, and drink a small amount of caffeine.

A recent study in Europe found that smelling or rubbing lavender oil for 15 minutes can relieve migraine symptoms.