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How to Deal With Migraine?

Migraine is a headache which includes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. The warning symptoms which signal the start of migraine is called as aura. Some people might experience it.

There are some triggers for a migraine attack to develop they may include alcohol, allergic reactions, certain odors or perfumes, changes in hormones, sleep patterns, loud noise, stress and smoking.

If you are suffering from a migraine headache the best possible thing you can do for yourself is to take precautions to prevent it especially the triggers. You can maintain a journal about your migraine attack, drink plenty of water if incase you vomit and rest in a quiet place far away from noise and disturbances.  Last but not the least ensure you take proper medication.

There may also be some foods which could trigger a migraine attack. These include cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits, hot dogs, mono-sodium glutamate popularly known as msg, aspartame, fatty acids, ice cream, caffeine withdrawal, alcoholic drinks especially red wine and beer, smoked, cured or pickled meat or fish and soy sauce. There are many other foods these are just to name a few.

The trick for you to find out the trigger is by maintaining a journal of the different food stuffs you eat before an attack of migraine. 

Take care,

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