Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine knows just how painful it can be. From nausea and vomiting to an extreme sensitivity to sounds, smells, and light, the effects of a migraine can leave you unable to do much else but try to keep them under control.
Unlike sporadic migraines—which may last a day or two—chronic migraines can end up causing you to deal with these symptoms for more than 15 days each month. This can leave chronic suffers searching for migraine treatment in Jacksonville, FL.
The key to treating migraines is first to try to understand what causes them. While there isn’t a definitive explanation as to what causes them, potential theories include:
- Underlying Central Nervous Disorder
- Irregularities with the Brain’s Blood Vessel System
- Genetic Predisposition
- Abnormalities of Brain Chemicals & Nerve Pathways
While these might be the underlying causes, they usually require a trigger before a migraine appears. One of the best ways to avoid migraines is to figure out what is triggering them in you and then avoiding these triggers. Some of the most common migraine triggers include:
- Salty Food
- Skipping Meals
- Alcoholic or Caffeinated Beverages
- Preservatives & Sweeteners
- Sensory Stimulation
- Hormonal Changes
- Hormone Medications
- Other Medications
- Mental Stress
- Physical Stress
- Sleep Cycle Changes
- Weather Changes
With the help of a doctor, you might find it easier to figure out what is triggering your migraines and how to best approach treating them so that you do not have to live in constant fear of pain and discomfort.