Facts about Migraine

Migraine, by definition, is a chronic neurological condition of the central nervous system while being abnormally sensitive. Scientifically, migraine is caused by an imbalance activity in the brain stem which regulates pain relief and vascular control. In the worldwide scale, there are the top 20 causes of disability caused by migraine according to WHO (World Health Organization).

We can find information and facts about migraine in many places, as there have been many researches done to analyze migraine. Despite the large number of documentation of researches about migraine, the researches were done based on different cases and starting points, which resulted in different analysis and outcome of symptoms and causes of migraine. Therefore, anyone seeking information about migraine needs to be aware of this to avoid being misled into pursuing the wrong type of migraine when trying to find a cure.



Migraine is commonly known as severe pain on the head. Migraine can be on one part of the head, all over the head, or all over the head and neck area. There is also a chance that migraine attack is accompanied by vomiting, which means that the pain or discomfort occurs in stomach area too. Migraine can start as a mild attack which gradually turns into more severe pain, or it can start out as a severe pain from the beginning. An aura, which is often felt about 20 minutes prior to a migraine, can be a sign when migraine is going to occur.

Migraine can be triggered by symptoms, lack of sleep, stress or high level of anxiety. Migraine and migraine’s symptoms are often called migraine interchangeably. Migraine sufferers are mostly women, with ratios between men and women 3:1. As per data research, the earliest age that a woman can have a migraine attack is 15 years old.

The fact that migraine is a chronic neurological condition, the effective treatment for migraine sufferers is suggestion technique. The treatment will reduce migraine symptoms such as duration or frequency. By treatment, migraine sufferers will have the ability to carry on their daily activities. Life style changes are really helpful in this treatment.

Migraine is not a psychological condition and it does not emerge suddenly out of thin air. Migraine needs a predisposition situation to occur and stress is a predisposition situation for migraine. For a regular migraine sufferer, they can usually tell when it is going to occur; by taking mental note of how busy and pressured they are during the day, and how to read the signs of an incoming migraine. Even though stress is one of many migraine triggers but it is definitely not a cause of migraine.



Another trigger for migraine is indigestion of intolerable food; the list includes caffeine, alcohol, food with preservative or MSG, chocolate, cheese and wines. Air allergy and overheating of the sun can also be a migraine trigger.

Above stated facts is a proof that out of the myths spread in the society about migraine, those myths are mostly incorrect. Having migraine might not be a serious problem, although it is very inconvenient and discomforting to experience as migraine really distracts our activities when it occurs. Even though there is still no definite medicine to cure migraine, but there are many ways to eliminate the pain or, at least, reduce it.

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