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Migraine Symptoms And Treatment

A migraine is more than “just a headache.” The intense, throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and nausea can stop life in its tracks. If you are dealing with the intensity of a migraine, fast, effective relief is available with the help of Aayu Clinics.

Signs of a Migraine

If you have an intense headache, how can you tell if it is just a headache or a migraine? Migraines typically involve throbbing pain in one specific area of the head. Vomiting and nausea may accompany them. Some people experience auras, which are flashes of light in the vision, or a feeling of pins and needles in the arms/legs, prior to the onset of a migraine. Migraines are often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sounds and smells, and may cause visual disturbances. Some people can feel dizzy and could faint during a migraine. Migraine symptoms last from four to 72 hours, and afterward, patients will experience a period of feeling drained from the experience.

Migraine Causes

Most migraine causes are unknown, although researchers are looking into changes in brain chemistry as an actual cause. However, people who suffer from migraines can often connect them to specific triggers. Hormonal changes, environmental stimuli, changes in sleep pattern, specific food triggers or food additives, stress, alcohol and changes in the physical body can all initiate a migraine.

Treatment for Migraines

If you are noticing the signs of a migraine, the sooner you see a doctor for migraine treatment, the better. When a migraine headache is allowed to escalate, it can take even longer for the symptoms to dissipate. Migraine relief is available with the help of a doctor. Unfortunately, migraines cannot be cured, but they can be controlled. Treatment focuses first on pain relief during the migraine episode using pain medications, then on using medications that can help reduce the frequency and severity of future migraines. Most people find that over-the-counter pain medications are not sufficient, which is why a visit to urgent care is needed during a migraine attack.

If you feel a migraine occurring, getting help fast is the key to reducing its severity and experiencing relief. The doctors at Aayu Clinics are board-certified and have access to all on-site diagnostic testing equipment necessary to diagnose your migraines and provide adequate treatment to help you manage pain. Our cost of care is affordable compared to other local urgent cares, and far more affordable than the emergency room. We also accept most insurance plans. Don’t suffer from a migraine when relief is available. Come to Aayu Clinics at the first sign of symptoms.

 
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