Migraine relief: 5 Lifestyle changes to reduce migraines

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People who have been suffering from migraines term it as a deadly disease. It has become the most common these days. Migraine is intense than normal headaches. It causes a pulsating pain usually on one side of the head. Migraine is different in different people. In most of the cases, migraine is associated with nausea, numbness, and sensitivity to sound and light. It usually lasts for hours to days most of the time. Those suffering from migraines feel like they are lost and cannot be saved. Like any other disease, migraines do have stages like prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. It’s not that everyone who has migraines goes through all these stages.

Here are a few tips for migraine relief that may sound simple but can have a huge impact. Please visit meandmylifestyle for more healthy lifestyle tips.

Diet 

In most people, the food they consume triggers the migraine headache. Identifying such food is definitely challenging. Track down the food in a diary that is causing you the potential triggers. Caffeine, alcohol and processed foods are a few. Try to include B complex rich foods in your diet. 

Stress

Everyone irrespective of age is being prone to stress. Stress triggers migraines in the next level. Managing this stress is vital. Know your body and feed it with the things that soothe it. It can be an exercise, meditation, listening to music, traveling. Alternatively, you can attend stress management sessions to overcome stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture

It is the traditional Chinese treatment in which the needles are pierced into the person’s skin at specific points like head or face, arms, legs depending on the symptoms. Acupuncture has proven results in migraine relief. It aids in reducing the severity and frequency of the migraine resulting in fewer days with a migraine. 

Dehydration

Staying hydrated is very important for any person. Sometimes in our busy schedules, we miss taking a sufficient amount of water. In the people suffering from migraines, insufficient water intake triggers the headaches. Make sure to add water-rich foods to your diet. 

Yoga

This is an ancient practice that involves bodily postures and breathing techniques. This cures many illnesses and migraine is one among them. Specific yoga poses help in flowing blood to the brain. Yoga brings calm and peace to the body which helps to fight depression, anxiety, and stress. There are no side-effects to this and when practiced for a considerable time every day makes you get better for the coming migraine attack.

Adequate sleep is the most bothering thing. Sleep deprivation is the main reason for headaches. Have ample sleep for the day. 

The right medication helps to reduce the severity of these migraines to some extent. Self-care and lifestyle changes play a vital role in treating migraines. Before booking on a doctor’s appointment you need to have answers to the questions like who in the family has a migraine, what elements trigger that can be food or weather changes, where is the pain like one side every time or alternate sides each time, how long headaches last for.  

Not all people with migraines have the same treatment. So do not try any medication without consulting the doctor.  

Migraines are unbearable and can hamper the personal and professional life. Do not hesitate to let your people know its severity and what you are going through. This helps them know the situation and they might help you in giving moral support.

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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