Symptoms and Factors that may trigger migraine
Symptoms and Factors that may trigger migraine

When a migraine headache attacks you, it continues the whole day. You take loads of pills and supplements to get going. But do you know what causes migraines?
If you are a sufferer then maybe you know it but being the one who doesn't know anything about it, then do have a look.

Migraine headache definition and facts
A migraine headache is a result of specific changes in the brain. It causes severe head pain that is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound, or smells.

Common symptoms include:
Eye pain
Sensitivity to light or sound
Severe pain, usually on one side of the head that some individuals describe as "pounding"

The exact cause of migraines is not known. Changes in neurotransmitter levels within the brain are thought to play a role.

Migraines can be triggered by many factors, for example:
Hormonal changes
Strong stimuli like loud noises
Certain foods

Prescription medications used to relieve the pain of a migraine include triptans, for example:
Sumatriptan (Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro, Zecuity, Treximet)
Rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT)
Eletriptan (Relpax)
Zolmitriptan (Zomig, Zomig-ZMT)
Naratriptan Amerge)
Almotriptan (Axert)
Frovatriptan (Frova)

*Lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet and getting exercise may help reduce the frequency of your attacks.
*Try to avoid any foods that trigger your migraines. It also may reduce the frequency of attacks.
*Some people find that exercises, for example, yoga, promote muscle relaxation are helpful in managing severe pain.
*Most people with migraines usually are able to manage their condition with a combination of medications and lifestyle changes.
*Some people may need prescription medications to decrease the frequency of headaches

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