Migraine? Measuring the Impact of Migraine!

A migraine is not a bad headache but a neurological disease that can cause debilitating throbbing pain and leaves you in bed for days. Migraine is the severe throbbing pain experienced on one side of your head accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light & sound.

Movement, light, sound and other triggers might cause symptoms such as pain, nausea, tiredness, visual disturbances, irritability, numbness & tingling, temporary loss of vision, difficulty speaking etc. Migraine lasts for several hours to days if left untreated and the frequency of occurrence varies on person.

Healthy habits & simple nonmedical remedies sometimes stop migraines before they start. Combining herbal medication with behavioural measures like diet & lifestyle can often be the most effective way to handle migraines.

Migraine is more common than you think!

Do you know? In the US, on average 1 out of 4 households have someone with a Migraine problem and mainly include the age group between 18 – 44 years?
Migraine shows very minimal to no signs in the beginning. It starts with some primary symptoms such as irritation, nervousness and headaches. Migraines are often misinterpreted as usual headaches and it becomes too hard to handle the severeness of migraine. There are no exact causes found for its occurrence but the cure is possible. Occurrence of migraines can be gradually lowered down and cured. Ayurvedic research & evidence-based treatment leads to Effective Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraine.

Symptoms or Signs of the Migraine?

For there are different types of migraines and symptoms vary, So individuals will not have all the symptoms. Some individuals may experience pre-migraine signs like fatigue and sleep disorders, hours or days prior to the attack.
Symptoms that are visible before or when a migraine occurs.

  • Aura
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Neck Pain
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Mood changes
  • Low energy
  • Stiffness of neck
  • Craving for food
  • Lack of concentration
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Change in vision or blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light, smell, and sound
  • Loss of muscle strength and dizziness

Types of Migraine

Migraine affects about 15% of people worldwide, according to the Global Burden of disease study. The condition is usually genetic but also can occur due to other environmental factors.
According to the frequency of the headaches, migraine can be characterised as episodic or chronic-episodic migraine. Episodic migraine causes 0 – 14 headache days in a month, whereas chronic episodic migraine causes headaches for 15 or more days in a month.

Three Types of Migraine which are the Most Common

Migraines have different severity and symptoms occurred to an individual. The most common are.

Migraine without Aura:
This is the most common type of the migraine that affects people. In this condition, migraine causes an intense throbbing headache on one side of the head. Usually, the headache lasts for hours or extends to three days.

Migraine with Aura:
In this type of migraine, an aura can be experienced before getting a headache. The aura causes a wide range of neurological symptoms which lasts for 5 to 60 minutes. Migraine aura is a neurological disturbance that causes blind spots, slurred speech and dizziness.

Migraine Aura without Headache:
A warning sign is experienced by an individual when this condition occurs. The warning sign causes aura or neurological disturbance but the headache doesn’t occur.

Other Types of Migraine are:

Chronic Migraine
This Kind of migraine causes a headache that lasts for 15 or more days in a month. This causes frequent headaches, increased sensitivity to light, sound and smell.

Retinal Migraine
It is also known as ocular migraine, which causes disturbance in the eyes. This Kind of migraine can also cause loss of vision.

Abdominal Migraine
This Kind of migraine causes abdominal pain rather than headaches which causes pain, nausea and vomiting. This type is commonly seen in children.

Menstrual Migraine
This Kind of migraine is linked to a women’s menstrual cycle. It generally occurs within a couple of days before getting a period.

Migraine with Brainstem Aura
This is formally known as basilar migraine which causes loss of balance, double vision, difficulty in speaking and fainting.

Hemiplegic Migraine
This is a rare and severe type of migraine that causes temporary paralysis to one side of the body.

Ophthalmic Migraine
This is the rare type of migraine that weakens the muscles of the eyes. This migraine affects young people particularly. It causes a headache, dilation of pupils and difficulties in the movements of the eye.

Vestibular Migraine
This Kind of migraine is associated with vertigo which causes destabilizing symptoms like dizziness and unconsciousness.

Status Migraine
This Kind of migraine causes a headache that lasts for three or more successive days. It can also cause complications such as dehydration and sleeplessness due to prolonged pain and vomiting.

Stages of a Migraine Attack

Prodrome – This stage can last for a few hours to some days showing the sensation of illness, fatigue, vomiting, indigestion and many basic disorders.

Aura – The aura stage comes just before the headache. It includes blurred vision, numbness, zagged images, tingling in the limbs and loss of vision, lasting for several hours.

Migraine Attack – This type of headache has more than one symptom like depression, anxiety and nausea from a minor to severe level. It can last 3 – 4 hours to 4 – 5 days.

Post-drome – This is a post Migraine condition and can last a day or more. It includes lack of concentration with comprehension, fatigue and depression.

Causes of Migraine

Migraines are very complex and there is no single specific reason for the migraine occurrence. It is primarily triggered by some genetic & neurological disorders or prolonged exposure to anxiety or stress.

Some of the causes are:

  • Change in weather
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of sleep
  • Meditative drugs
  • Un-habitual living conditions
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Hormonal or biochemical imbalance
  • Aging & Altitude
  • Faulty food including alcohol, caffeine etc.

Complications Associated with Migraine

  • If detected, Migraine must be cured in early stages or it can lead to severe complications.
  • Moderate Migraine can become severe if not treated on time and will become frequent and lasting for fifteen attack days in a month.
  • Aura persistence even after the migraine attack has ended, in which you will experience vision disturbance & vision loss.
  • Abdominal pain, bleeding and ulcers may have some effects
  • Presence of increased serotonin in the body leads to serotonin syndrome which has other severe health issues.

How to Prevent Migraine?

  • The reasons for the Migraine attack are recognised as Triggers. So, better list those things and try to avoid them.
  • Do not take any medications without consulting with experts or it can lead to more frequent and lasting migraines.
  • Avoid stressing the mind and body. Take small breaks during long working hours to relax muscles and brain.
  • Stress and anxiety are the significant causes of Migraine. A sudden worry about a thing can also trigger Migraine.
  • Consumption of alcohol is the major cause of Migraine attacks. Limiting or avoiding consumption of alcohol is helpful.

End your Pain Cycle – Treat Migraine from its Roots

With Ayurvedic Treatment, You Never Have To Stop Enjoying Your Life!

SRIAAS Ayurvedic Migraine Treatment delivers a holistic approach that offers personalised diet, Medicines, Lifestyle and Yoga recommendations. Here we focus on finding the root cause of any disease and curing it with the help of natural methods obtained from ancient Ayurvedic Texts.

Other than herbal medicines, the authentic diet & lifestyle play a vital role in complementing the effect of our medicines and sustaining the benefit of treatment after your medicines have ended. Thus SRIAAS’s Ayurvedic treatment equally focuses on your diet & lifestyle. Patients who complete their Ayurveda treatment from SRIAAS have a reduced risk of further health complications later.