You know how the saying goes, "It's all in your head"? Sadly, migraines are that. Where once migraines were limited to one-sided throbbing headaches, doctors now believe migraines can also occur on both sides or cause constant pain. Whatever the official medical definition though, migraine headaches can seriously prevent you from living your life to the fullest and happiest.
When dealing with any such acute condition where relief doesn't come in a simple pill, the few things you can do are to:
1) Learn how to avoid triggers
Migraine headaches can be caused by many things, such as how much sleep you get, how much water you drink, what food you eat, how much you exercise (or how little) or how much stress you are experiencing. Since the process of discovering what precisely triggers your headaches is a rather trial and error one, keeping a journal of what you consume and do can prove to be an invaluable clue to what brings on those nasty head pains. With enough knowledge of your own body and how it responds to certain things, you'll be able to avoid situations where you know a migraine is inevitable.
Some people can even feel when a migraine is coming on. They might sense a dull ache somewhere deep inside, or they might feel strain on their eyes, or see weird lights. Whatever the signs are, keeping track of everything will soon reveal a pattern that serves as a warning to you, so you can do something to prevent a full-on migraine from happening.
2) Watch what you eat
Diet is a very important of factor when it comes to migraines, but unfortunately it is very different for everyone. For example, you might find that drinking alcohol or eating dairy can bring on a migraine. This will help you to avoid certain foods that also act as triggers. Eating certain types of foods can help prevention of migraines and headaches though, and these are good for everyone. For example, avocados, beans, broccoli, chick peas, yogurt, kiwi, chocolate, nuts, tuna, pumpkin seeds, tofu... (Of course, some of this depends on whether dairy is a trigger for you.) The common denominator that all these foods share is that they are all rich in magnesium.
Plenty of studies have proven that magnesium can indeed reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. Magnesium is an important mineral for many functions in the body including regulation of blood pressure and preventing the constriction of blood vessels, key processes in a migraine. It can even help to block certain pain transmitting chemicals in the brain. Yay to magnesium!
3) Find relief solutions
If you are already experiencing a migraine headache, the best thing to do is limit the debilitating effects of it by figuring out what makes you feel less pain and more comfort in that very moment. Perhaps it's being in a dark room, perhaps it's avoiding crowds, or listening to classical music. Whatever it is, you should find yourself calming down and your headache losing traction over you. While consuming foods rich in magnesium is great for preventing migraines, you can use magnesium in another way to provide relief even during a migraine attack. Using the Day Spray or Day Cream from Essential Magnesium Singapore topically on your skin allows for faster absorption and effective increase of your magnesium levels, helping your body kick that migraine headache's behind.
It's difficult to measure one's level of magnesium in the body to see if low magnesium levels are what's causing your head to ache, but the fact remains that magnesium is one of the more natural prevention and relief solutions to migraines. Make sure you have an Essential Magnesium Singapore Day Spray or Day Cream on you, so that you're totally prepared against any migraine sneaking up on you!