Saturday, May 24, 2014
How To Prevent Migraines
Lots of people get "bad headaches" and refer to these headaches as migraines, but if you have ever gotten a true migraine (or if you have dealt with migraine problems!), you understand just how severe the pain of a migraine can be - to a point where it causes vomiting and incapacitation - and will certainly want to know what you can do to prevent these from occurring; while different things work for different people, here are a few things worth trying yourself. One of the biggest things that can cause migraines in those who are susceptible to them is a lack of sleep; of course, every person requires a different amount of sleep, but if migraines are an issue for you, it will be important that you figure out how much sleep your body requires - and that you give yourself this amount of sleep each night! Stress is another big contributing factor when it comes to migraines, and the tough thing about stress is that it can sometimes be difficult to "choose to avoid"; because of this, you will want to learn to acknowledge stress when it comes your way, and will want to figure out different things (such as yoga, or tea, or a walk, or just plain silence) that can help you chase stress away. Finally, another big factor in battling migraines will be your diet; depending on what foods you typically eat, there is a chance you are allergic to a certain food that triggers your migraines, so start looking into some of these foods (a couple common causes of migraines are gluten and dairy), and see what you can cut out to help you cut out your migraines as well. Getting rid of your migraines completely may take a bit of time, but as you try these different things, you should find that your situation is improving - and eventually, you may even find that your situation has cleared up entirely!