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Neuro Wellness. Today we shall understand the concept of Migraine,
what is Migraine, types of Migraine, how it can be prevented, treatment of Migraine. But in a very simplified and easy to understand
way “Whiteboard animation” So before we begin, I’d like to inform you that all the information in this video have been sourced from
So you can without any doubts, trust the information showcased here. Let’s first understand what we are going to talk about in this video: What is Migraine, Features of Migraine,Types of Migraine,Causes of Migraine, Treatment of Migraine,Prevention of Migraine & Myths… So now let’s understand “What is Migraine” Basically when you have throbbing or pulsing pain in one side or more then one side of your brain, for example, this will be an unbearable and worst headache of your life. As if your brain is getting pounded. That’s Migraine If you do not take medication for the same then it can lasts upto 4-72 hours It also has the ability to come again and each time it comes its called as Migraine
episode. Let’s understand who all it affects?
Migraine is not gender specific disease, firstly, its not a disease it’s a complex brain headache disorder and second it can affect anyone irrespective of their age/sex. mostly its common amongst women… Let’s now understand the signs and symptoms of Migraine, although I shall try my best to give you the insight about the signs however not everything can be covered in detail as it’s a detailed medical topic. 1. Throbbing Pain / Pulsing headache which gets worst with physical activity, also can go from moderate to severe in very less time. 2. Followed by Nausea 3. In certain cases vomiting is also noticed. 4. You can also become anorexic, that means you would throw up immediately after eating. 5. You develop sensitivity to light and sound… Now let’s try to understand “Type of Migraine”, there are only two types of Migraines 1. Migraine with Aura 2. Migraine without Aura Now don’t be boggled with these terms they are no “Harry Potter” magic charms… 🙂 Its not difficult to understand but a simple concept in “Migraine with Aura” you would notice strange flashing lights, illustrations, zig zag lines or central vision. These are warning signs that you are going to have a Migraine attack (Please refer to the example images shown in the video). You would have never noticed such instances or illustrations, if you never had Migraine
with Aura before and if this is your first attack. This is called “Migraine with Aura” Now in Migraine w/o Aura, there is no Aura but it’s often confused with Tension type headache (TTH) has similar signs/symptoms as that of Migraine with Aura like Nausea, Vomiting etc. Now you would be wondering what causes Migraine, basically the entire fraternity of scholars,
scientists, researchers, doctors and medical professional have done extensive research but they have been unable to come a conclusive answer to Migraine causes, however they do
have some theories. But normally the Neurologists do try to understand your family history since its noticed that Migraine can occur due to family history. But don’t worry about the causes just yet, since we do know that Migraine headaches are trigger based headaches.. and normally happens with either one of the reasons mentioned on
the screen or some other. Medication Overuse also causes Migraines, for instance you have been prescribed by your Doctor with a specific medicine that you have been taking for long for a specific health issue/problem. Initially there were no signs of Migraine but suddenly after 1 or 2 years you have developed… Migraine headache, so just don’t stop the medication yourself but try to talk to your
Doctor and explain him the symptoms that you are facing… We have seen primary triggers of Migraine, however there are secondary triggers also that exist due to which you can have Migraine for instance the one shown on the screen… There are other secondary triggers but we cannot discuss all of them hence I have only showcased few here… Now let’s understand the concept of preventing Migraine from happening, basically this is
what you need to do… You need to maintain a diary or a log where in you would write… what were you doing before the attack or what happened before the attack… What time did it start, start date, end date and end time, with that being said what medications did you take during the attack? Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Diclofenac etc. Were these medicines effective? – Yes or no? When you would maintain this log for three or four attacks, it would help you a lot… specifically in understanding your trigger points and will also help your Neurologist to effectively give you medicines and diagnose your migraine. So Avoid your triggers AVOID MIGRAINE Now lets understand the treatment available for Migraine, every Neurologist would have two treatments for patients, depending on the type and severity of the attacks they would either go for Preventive or Symptomatic treatment. But these salts/drugs are prescribed medicines and should not be taken on self prescription or as told to you by your pharmacist, this should be only taken in consultation with a Neurologist. When should we consult a Neurologist? 1. When your episodes have crossed 3-4 times in a month/ week or days etc. 2. Once your understand your trigger points. 3. When OTC(Over the counter) painkillers are no more effective in your attacks. 4. Nausea and Vomiting persists. 5. Having frequent or severe migraine attacks. Now let’s understand the Myths behind Migraine. 1. Many youngsters claim that they cannot have Migraine due to age factor, this definitely is not a case, since Migraine is not age specific disorder 2. I have Brain tumor or serious brain condition/disease because of which I am having these attacks? Please do not refer Google for treatment or Diagnosis, refer to a Neurologist who is certified, medical professional and knowledgable enough to understand and treat your migraine. 3. Migraine is a disease that spreads from physical contact, definitely not! First of all it isn’t a disease but a disorder and second it can’t be spread like infectious diseases. 4. Migraine can have negative impact on my sex/personal life… not at all ! It can only disturb your personal life at the time of the attack not before not after. Let’s understand how to prevent Migraine 1. Start living a stress free life, go out indulge yourself into some activity release the day’s stress as most of the cases that we encounter, almost 70-80% people are affected by Migraine due to stress. 2. Avoid Triggers Avoid Migraine, hence maintain a log. 3. Meditation and yoga helps in calming and relaxing your nerves in the brain, so try to indulge
in this activity. 4. Exercise also helps since breaks your cortisol (stress hormones) hence Stress levels in your body are reduced thus less occurrence of Migraine. 5. Engage in sports and extra curricular activity to divert your mind. I truly hope that you would have liked the information in this video…Please write your questions/queries in the comments box below I would try my best to answer all.. But I would like to give you an advice, please do not self medicate yourself with prescribed drugs or medicines, not only its dangerous but life threatening. consult a physician, specialist for your health related issues or problems, its a serious advice so please heed it.. If you liked this video then press the like button, subscribe and share it amongst your friends, family and colleagues… Thanks and have a nice day!