Why Migraine attack?
A severe headache caused due to changes in brain is known as Migraine. Migraine headache is usually severe unbearable, piercing and throbbing in nature and felt in one side. The pain may last for hours to days depending on the severity of the attack. Depending on the causes and symptoms of attack Migraine Headache Disorder are classified into several types like Migraine with aura, Migraine without aura, basilar Migraine, hemiplegic Migraine, vestibular Migraine, ophthalmology Migraine and aura without headache.
People with Migraine become intensely sensitive to light, sound and strong odours. Although exact cause of Migraine attack is not known, but it is believed that genetic and environmental factors leads to Migraine. Several other factors can trigger Migraine attack like
- Hormone changes
- Few foods
- Bright light
- Loud noises
- Strong odours
- Weather changes
- Excess physical activity or workouts
Food to be avoid by people with Migraine
Food is very crucial for people with Migraine as eating few types of foods triggers Migraine attack in many people. Foods that lead to Migraine and should be avoided by people with Migraine are
- Caffeine- though intake of coffee gives relief from stress and general headache, excess intake of caffeine can trigger Migraine attack in most of teh people.
- Alcohol and red wine- consuming red wine can trigger the Migraine attack as the preservatives used in red wine like sulphites increase the circulation and also leads to dehydration.
- Cheese- cheese contains substances called tyramine and phenylethylamine which triggers Migraine headache.
- Cold drinks and beverages- these drinks contain artificial sweetening agent called aspartame, which is said to trigger Migraine headache.
- Chocolates- chocolates contain cocoa along with amino acids and tyramine which have the capability to trigger Migraine. Though chocolates and cocoa control general headaches but in few people it also triggers Migraine attacks.
- Fermented foods- fermented foods like pickles, packed food and others trigger Migraine attack in many people as they contain high tyramine.
- Soy sauce- ingredients present in soy sauce like salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG) leads to dehydration and also increase the risk of Migraine attack.
- Ice creams- frozen foods like ice creams and other drinks can cause general headaches and also trigger Migraine attack in many people.
Skipping meals, starving can also trigger Migraine attack. For people with Migraine it is very important to take well balanced and healthy diet regularly.
Homeopathy treatment for Migraine
Homeopathy treatment for Migraine works effectively by reducing the severity and frequency of attacks and thus results in eliminating the attacks. Migraine treatment in homeopathy is offered based on the symptoms, severity, past health records and theory of individualisation. Homeopathy treatment for Migraine uses natural remedies in treatment which are safe, have no side effects and are suitable for all age groups. Migraine treatment in homeopathy not just treats the symptoms of Migraine problems but also aims to treat the root cause of the problem. Homeopathy treatment mainly targets to improve overall wellbeing by improving immunity of individuals instead of treating a particular health issue.