3.11.2007

5 Ways to Prevent Migraine

Migraine is one of the ailments you wished doesn't exist. Once you're under migraine attack, you can't do anything else. Here are some tips to prevent migraine:

  1. Know what triggers your migraine. The most common triggers are the food that we eat. Some of these are chocolate, caffeine, cheese, MSG, alcohol, and bacon. Other triggers are too little or too much sleep, stress, and change of weather. If you have been experiencing migraine after you have eaten something, take note of the food that you have just taken and get rid of it the next time.
  2. Maintain regular sleep patterns. Sleep and wakeup at the same time everyday. Don't nap. Take a long sleep instead of just napping. There is a greater chance of migraine attack if you just nap for a couple of minutes compared to sleeping for a couple of hours, just don't oversleep. Also, sleep with the lights turned off. Lights can add stress to your brain that might trigger migraine.
  3. Don't skip meals. An empty stomach sometimes lead to headaches, nausea, or vomiting. Always eat the right food at the right time.
  4. Exercise regularly. Aerobic exercise for at least 20-30 minutes three times a week will help reduce frequency or severity of migraine.
  5. Avoid stress. If your work is too much for you that it gives you a headache, maybe you should consider looking for another job with less stress. Also, avoid getting arguments and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
There's nothing better than preventing it from attacking again. As the saying goes, an once of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You haven't mentioned about weather conditions... how can we prevent migraine in terms of weather?

ewancoo said...

Just like the change in sleep patterns, migraine can also be caused by a change of weather. You should begin taking medications at the first sign of a migraine.

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