You know migraines can shut down your life.
Did you know that you might be able to determine specific environmental triggers that can help
you avoid a migraine?
Here are 10 ways to prevent a migraine before it starts.
Number 1: Keep a diary, because migraines often surface with patterns you should start
writing down when you've been doing just before a migraine begins or what food you're eating.
Number 2: Know early warning signs. Some of the early symptoms include fatigue dizziness
and nausea sometimes or aura is occurred as well. By knowing when a migraine is about
to start you can prepare yourself by taking action.
Number 3: Change your eating habits based on your diary start eliminating foods that
trigger these headaches. Replace these foods with ones that fight migraines omega-3 fatty
acids in foods rich in magnesium.
Number 4: Stay hydrated. Many people don't realize that dehydration can contribute to
migraine pain. Make sure you drink lots of water throughout the day.
Number 5: Cut out the caffeine, caffeine is a stimulant that can cause migraines; it also
can make them worse. Eliminating caffeine sometimes causes withdrawal like symptoms
and could cause more migraines but the long-term benefits are worth it.
Number 6: Have a regular sleep schedule. Did you know that too little or too much sleep
are known triggers for migraines. Be sure to develop night time routines to help you
create more regular sleep patterns.
Number 7: Limit alcohol intake. Beer wine and hard-liquor are known triggers for migraines
for some it is the alcohol itself, for others it's the sensitivity to the ingredients found
in the drinks like tannins and sulphites in red wine.
Number 8: Avoid or manage your stress. Stress in everyday life causes migraines to manage
your stress. Try learning meditation and breathing techniques to help you remain calm and focused.
You might also want to try physical fitness to get rid of the stress.
Number 9: Exercise! Speaking of physical fitness exercise helps eliminate stress and also boost
your mood and the right hormones in your body.
Number 10: Talk to your doctor about treatment. If you tried all the things on this list and
you're still having a tough time with migraines you might want to talk to your doctor about
medications and other therapies that could work for you.
You can also check out Paindoctor.com for more treatment options and bring these options
to your doctor's attention.
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