WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What are Migraines?
Migraines are a type of headache that causes intense throbbing or pulsing pain. Common symptoms include sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can last for hours or even days, with pain severe enough to interfere with daily activities.
What causes Migraines?
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but researchers believe genetic and environmental factors are involved.
Changes in the brain's blood vessels, such as the expansion and contraction of capillaries, may cause migraines. Other conditions that influence the disorder include genetics and changes in brain chemicals like serotonin, which affect how neurons communicate.
Factors that induce migraines are stress, certain foods, hormonal changes, fluctuating sleep patterns, and sensory stimuli such as bright lights and strong smells. Identifying and avoiding these triggers are crucial components of managing migraines.
What are the symptoms of Migraines?
Migraines have multiple symptoms that vary in intensity. Common symptoms of the condition include throbbing or pulsating pain, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty speaking, fatigue, weakness, visual disturbances, and sensitivity to light, sound, and certain smells,
Migraines fluctuate in duration and can be highly debilitating, interfering with daily activities and quality of life. It is essential to seek medical care for proper diagnosis and treatment if experiencing symptoms frequently.
How are Migraines treated?
Migraine treatment plans are specific to each individual and include medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies. The primary goal is to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and relieve symptom effects.
Various medications are used to prevent and treat migraines, including triptans, NSAIDs, beta-blockers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Specific symptoms experienced and medical history determines which medicine will be most effective. Specific lifestyle changes can also help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. These modifications include maintaining a regular sleep schedule, reducing stress, exercising regularly, and avoiding triggers such as certain foods and alcohol. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques may also help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
How do Migraines affect brain wellness?
The effects of migraines may increase the risk of certain neurological conditions, including stroke, depression, and anxiety.
Migraines can dramatically alter cognitive function, particularly during an active episode. Common symptoms of migraines include sensitivity to light and sound, difficulty concentrating, and memory problems. These conditions can interfere with daily activities, decreasing productivity and quality of life.
Structural changes in the brain, such as changes in gray matter volume or white matter integrity, can result from repeated migraine attacks. These changes may affect brain function and increase the risk of cognitive decline and other neurological disorders.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
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National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/
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