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A migraine is an intense headache, normally accompanied by several other symptoms. These can include:
However, someone may not experience all of these symptoms.
The reason why people get them is still unclear, although there is believed to be some correlation between genetics (family history) and environmental factors.
One exception would be ocular migraines. The temporary loss of vision experienced when having an ocular migraine is because of reduced blood flow to the retina or spasms of blood vessels behind the eye or in the retina.
A migraine can last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours, depending on its severity.
When experiencing symptoms it may seem difficult to know how to get rid of a migraine, yet some decisive action can be taken. One of the most effective ways to minimize the migraine headache is to stay in a dark quiet room. This is due to the fact that bright lights and loud noises can be particularly troublesome when suffering a migraine. Removing yourself from such stimuli can often ease the pain.
Another common home remedy is to either use a cold pack around your neck area or to go the other way and have a hot shower or use a warm compress. This is because ice numbs the affected area, dulling the pain, whereas the heat provided from the warm compress can relax the muscles that usually tense up when experiencing an attack.
Certain Foods may help to reduce or prevent migraine headaches. They Include:
If you only experience one from time to time or have to deal with chronic migraines on a frequent basis, being familiar with migraine facts can act as protection.
Call or Book your online Doctor Visit
Talk to a doctor over the Phone/ Tablet
If needed pick up your medication at the pharmacy