Symptoms common headache or migraine

Migraine is one of the most common types of headaches with nearly a billion people living in the world, three-quarters of whom are women. It most commonly affects people between the ages of 20 and 40, but three to four percent of children are among the victims too.

It occurs due to lack of sleep and exposure to strong light, but since it is more common in women, it is also triggered by hormonal changes.

Frequent side effects

The International Headache Society has published a classification of headaches, so they are divided into two groups – the so-called primary headaches, which include all types of migraines, tension headaches and so-called cluster headaches, and secondary, which occur as a result of some pathological events in the structures in the head, blood vessels and as a result of some diseases.

If your headache has limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months, if you feel nauseous or vomit during a headache, if you are bothered by light when you have a headache, then you are probably suffering from a migraine.

The most common side effects are throbbing pain in the middle of the head and increased sensitivity to light, sounds and smells.

Although the exact cause is not yet known, migraine is thought to occur as a result of brainstem hypersensitivity, some neurological disorders, and the culprits may be genes, stress, lack of sleep, long-term exposure to strong light stimuli, atmospheric changes and, in women, hormonal changes.

In women, they are most often on the eve of menstruation or in the middle of the cycle and in ovulation, and in menopause, they are usually thinner.

Less risk

To reduce the risk of migraine attacks, experts advise that it is important to learn to manage stress, not skip meals, adhere to sleep patterns, avoid bright light, irritating odours, and be moderate with the use of analgesics.

Migraine treatment should begin with paracetamol, acetylsalicylic acid, and other nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs. But if these drugs are not effective, switch to those from the tryptone group. Seek the medical advice first.

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Miranda Novell
Studied Psychology of Human Sex. I have a long history of working with Aphrodisiacs in the Middle-East, Serbia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Guatemala. Writing for column 'Pink' on The Eastern Herald.