Typically, migraines affect one side of the head and cause throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation. It is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, excessive light, and sound sensitivity. Migraine episodes can last anywhere from hours to days, and the pain might be severe enough to affect your usual activities.
A warning sensation known as an aura arises before or with a headache for some people. Medications can reduce migraine pain and prevent some migraines. The correct medications, in combination with self-help treatments and lifestyle adjustments, may be beneficial.
At Padda Institute, our goal is to identify the root cause of migraines. We might order a diagnostic test after reviewing the clinical history of the patient and if the examination document does not reveal any neurologic findings, such as papilledema. Consult with our specialists today.Request an Appointment!
Migraines can go through four stages: prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome, and they can afflict toddlers and teens as well as adults. Some migraine sufferers do not progress through all the phases.
If left untreated, a migraine can persist anywhere from 4 to 72 hours and frequency might vary from person to person. Migraines might hit once a month or numerous times a month.
You might experience the following symptoms during the migraine:
You may feel fatigued, mentally confused, and washed out for up to a day after a migraine episode. Some people claim to be overjoyed. There may be a temporary discomfort reactivated by abrupt head movements.
There is no definitive cause of migraines; however, heredity and environmental factors may have an impact.
There may be changes occurring in the brainstem that affect the trigeminal nerve, which is a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals including serotonin, which helps your nervous system manage pain, might also play a role.
Migraines happen due to various factors, as follow:
The goal of migraine headache therapy is to alleviate symptoms and avoid future occurrences. We don’t recommend taking any medication without your doctor’s prescription. There are two types of medications used to treat migraines: