What is migraine headache?
Well, migraine headache is episodic, paroxysmal headache, not necessarily affecting one side of the head; which may or may not be associated with giddiness, nausea, vomiting or visual impairment. The painful episode of migraine is usually intense and lasting for half an hour to over a couple of days.
Causes of Migraine:
The exact cause often remains unknown. It has been proved that migraine is a vascular disorder. Due to some triggering factors, varying from person to person, there is some kind of vasoconstriction and vasodilatation of the branches of the carotid artery ( the major neck blood vessel) which leads to typical throbbing and congestive attack of headache.
Migraine can be psychosomatic in origin.
Common behavioral patterns are: conscientiousness, fastidiousness, rigidity of views, constant conflict between the environment and self, high level of expectation.
Migraine sufferers are more females than males. Often observed to be running in the family, showing hereditary links.
Symptoms of Migraine
The following are some of the symptoms of Migraine:
Migraine headache is a subjective experience. The commonly described pain is typically throbbing, bursting, hammering, or shattering. The pain might start on one side or a spot on the head and spreading to any other place. Ocular areas often affected. The pain is usually severe, intense and tends to be associated with nausea, giddiness and generalized sense of malaise. Many patients feel relieved if there is vomiting.
The episodes of pain are periodic, may be weekly, daily , fortnightly, monthly or irregular.
Migraine and other similar headaches:
Migraine headache should be differentiated from other similar painful conditions where the headache could be due to high blood pressure, sinusitis, Trigeminal neuralgia, temporal arteritis, tension headache, etc. A good clinician can help the patient arrive to a correct diagnosis.
Homeopathic treatment for Migraine
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Treated cases on Migraine