• Question: What are the causes and cures of Migraine?

    Asked by 774pink28 to Alice, Koko, Paul, Silvia, Tim on 16 May 2018.
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      Alice Kamau answered on 16 May 2018:

      Migraine is a type of headache which normally affects one side of the head, and could last from two hours up to 3 days. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The cause of migraine isn’t understood, genetics and environmental factors appear to play a role. I am not sure whether it can be cured since its cause is not well understood but it can be treatment. There are pain relieving medications or preventive medication available for treatment.

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      Silvia Situma answered on 16 May 2018:

      The causes of migraines are not well known yet. However migraines are said to be associated with hormonal changes due to fluctuations in estrogen levels in women, stress or stressful conditions that result in loss of sleep, low blood sugar and over exhaustion. Treatment basically aims at reducing the pain and through lifestyle changes such as getting enough rest, drinking plenty of water, reducing stress and regular physical exercise.

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      Koko Mutai answered on 16 May 2018:

      If pain killers do not alleviate the pain, it is best to visit a doctor so you can discuss things that might trigger the migraines such as emotional triggers, physical triggers, dietary triggers and eenvironmental triggers. If some of these are addressed they might reduce the occurance of migraines.

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      Timothy Chege answered on 16 May 2018:

      A migraine is a persistent headache that mostly affects one side of the head. It is not just a headache but it is a neurological disorder involving various chemicals that are found in the brain. Different people have different triggers of migraines; from eating certain foods to stress. No definitive cure for migraines exist but they are easily managed the use of certain pain-killers. Above all identify your triggers and if possible stay away from them.