Sunday, January 1, 2012

Oh! Migraine!

Today, let's talk about migraine. If you are wondering why... well I just spent my new year at DMSF hospital because of the fuckin migraine!!! and worst! I stayed home alone!! nasayang tuloy and double pay.. arrgh!! and because of it I decide to serach about migraine. 

Here are some facts about it:

Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea. It is about three times more common in women than in 
men. ( wikipedia ).

Migraine headaches result from a combination of blood vessel enlargement and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around these blood vessels. During the headache, an artery enlarges that is located on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple (temporal artery). This causes a release of chemicals that cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. (medical

• headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head)
• May last from 2 to 72 hours
•symptoms include nausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (increased sensitivity to sound )
• the more you move, the more it aches!
• perceive an aura—transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbances signaling the migraine will soon occur.
• worst! black out!

Types of Migraines

It is estimated that nearly one out of hundred people suffer from migraine which is of two types. The first type is the common migraine where the person suffering from migraine will not encounter any auras which mean that there will be no flashes of light when they develop the pain of migraine. The other type is the migraine which is combined with auras that is the person has visions about flashes of light and may also see zigzag lines or blind spots in their visions. The person may also feel some tingling sensation in the legs or the arms.

What causes migraines?

Some people who suffer from migraines can clearly identify triggers or factors 
that cause the headaches, but many cannot. Potential migraine triggers include:
•Allergies and allergic reactions
•Bright lights, loud noises, and certain odors or perfumes
•Physical or emotional stress
•Changes in sleep patterns or irregular sleep
•Smoking or exposure to smoke
•Skipping meals or fasting
•Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, hormone fluctuations 
during menopause onset
•Tension headaches
•Foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and some beans), monosodium glutamate (MSG), or nitrates 
(like bacon, hot dogs, and salami)
•Other foods such as chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, dairy products, and fermented or pickled foods.
Triggers do not always cause migraines, and avoiding triggers does not always prevent migraines.

Studies shows that genetic influence has the highest percentage of having a  migraine headaches. Moreover, fluctuating hormone levels indicate a migraine relation: 75 % of adult patients are women, although migraine affects approximately equal numbers of prepubescent boys and girls. 

How is migraine treated and prevented?

Migraine treatment (abortive therapies) and prevention (prophylactic therapies) focus on avoiding triggers, controlling symptoms, and taking medicines. Over-the-counter medications such as naproxen, ibuprofen, acetaminophen ( paracetamol), and other analgesics like Excedrin (aspirin with caffeine) are often the first abortive therapies to eliminate the headache or substantially reduce pain. Anti-emetics may also be employed to control symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. 

Propensity to migraine headache sometimes disappears during pregnancy, but in some women, migraines may become more frequent.

Oh my God I should stop eating chocolates!! and I so love eating choclates and coffee my gosh am gonna die with out coffee!! I just emember I even wrote a blog about coffee last time

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