Migraine is one of the common types of headache that is why it is usually called Migraine Headache. It is one of the most dreadful and painful sensations which is potent enough to interfere with someone’s day to day life. Occurrence of aura before the onset episode of Migraine attack makes it more of a neurological condition. This generates throbbing or stabbing pain that ranges from moderate to severe.
The global prevalence rate of migraine is 12 percent with more than ten million individuals in India only. The chronicity may persist for months, years or even for a whole lifetime. Diagnosing a Migraine rarely requires laboratory testing or imaging. In Ayurveda, for migraine there are multiple Panchkarma therapies and treatments for permanent relief from migraine attacks.
The main symptom of Migraine is the very severe Headache sensation usually on either side of Head. In some cases it may also happen on both sides or in the whole head area. Other than the main symptomatology the whole episode of Migraine takes progress through four stages namely- Prodromal, Aura, Attack and Postdromal stage.
Prodromal stage- In this stage, patient experiences noticeable changes that alarm the upcoming Migraine attack.This includes neck stiffness, increased urine frequency and mood changes.
Aura stage- This stage is much closer to the Migrainous attack. Aura is the intolerable hypersensitivity to light, bright light and sound which may last for several minutes to few hours.
Attack stage- The main Migraine attack starts gradually and becomes severe with throbbing and pulsatile with nausea and vomiting.
Postdromal stage- In this stage of Migraine attack the patient is in state of tiredness, confusion and exhaustion.
Although the exact causes of migraines are unknown, heredity and environmental factors play a vital role in this. Moreover the triggering factors could be understood as the causative factors.
Changes in women's hormones- Headache triggers due to hormonal shift like oestrogen levels fluctuation before or during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or menopause, use oral contraceptives and other hormonal drugs.
Alcohol, tea, coffee and other carbonated and caffeine containing drinks can also trigger Migraine attack.
Hypersensitive stimuli to the senses- Bright or flashing lights, loud noises, perfume, paint thinner, secondary (passive) smoke, and other strong odours can cause migraines in some people.
Sleep patterns shift, sleep deprivation, excessive sleep and late night shifts of job.
Changes in the weather- change in barometric pressure can also trigger Migraine.
Medications- oral contraceptives and vasodilators like nitroglycerin.
Certain foods- aged cheeses, salty and processed foods, skipping meals can also trigger the attack.
Additives to foods- artificial sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG).
There are many risk factors involved in Migraine, including:
Gender- females are three times more prone migraine than males, possibly due to the monthly hormonal shift.
Family history of migraine- most migraine sufferers have migraine-prone family members.
Associated medical conditions- Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep difficulties or epilepsy among other medical conditions.
Age- Migraines can start at any age, although they are most common throughout puberty. Migraines tend to peak in your 30s, then steadily lessen in severity and frequency over the next few decades.
Hormonal shifts- Migraine headaches can start soon before or shortly after menstruation for women who suffer from them. During pregnancy or menopause, they may also change. Migraines usually get better after menopause. Hormone replacement therapy drugs also aid the same.
Drug overuse- taking pain relievers too frequently can result in severe medication-overuse headaches. Combinations of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine appear to pose the most danger.
Sri Vaidya brings Ayurveda with Panchakarma organised under one roof, ready to give therapy and desired results, with the purpose of providing significant relief to Migraine patients. The management plan for treating migraines at Sri Vaidya begins with an analysis of the problem and identification of the root cause, so that the most appropriate treatment can be selected. This enables us to permanently treat Migraine attacks.
At NABH accredited Sri Vaidya Ayurveda Panchkarma hospital, with our team of MD Ayurveda doctor panel along with Panchkarma technicians and therapists who are well-trained and experienced enough to treat the problem from its root cause. Each disease is permanently treated by thoroughly examining the patient and diagnosing the condition using Ayurvedic diagnostic and treatment methodologies from all perspectives.
Individual nutrition and lifestyle adjustment, on the other hand, supports the healing process as a natural result, while conservative medicaments and the Panchkarma procedures tend to adapt to a unique requirement of an individual and cure the problem well.
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I am quite pleased with the headache treatment provided by Srivaidya Hospital's doctor. Migraine gave me a constant headache. They suggested making lifestyle changes and taking only a few medications. They also helped me with my sleep problems. Thank you very much. srivaidya