Glossary On Self-help tips for Migraine

At Dr. Batra's, we have treated a large number of patients with Migraine, and based on our experience, we have seen that certain clinical tips go a long way in helping migraine sufferers to deal with their condition. These tips have a scientific backing and have been repeatedly clinically verified by us.

  • The first and probably one of the most important things is to get a proper sleep for eight hours everyday. Studies have shown that people who get adequate and sound sleep are better equipped to prevent migraine attacks as well as deal with the acute episodes.
  • The significance of regular meals and a balanced diet cannot be over-emphasized. This is especially true since skipping meals or irregular snacking has been shown to trigger an acute attack of migraine.
  • Exercise regularly in moderation.
  • Quit smoking - it's one of those things which cause a lot of other health problems too apart from migraine.
  • Stress management techniques can go a long way in helping migraineurs to deal with their problem.
  • Yoga and meditation can help to relax the mind - these are especially good for cases where stress is a major trigger for the migraine attack.
  • A large number of foods are known to trigger migraine attacks and patients should carefully note if there is such a co-relation between the foods they consume and the headaches. These food items should be avoided as far as possible. Homeopathy treatment can help to improve the resistance to such food allergens so that they do not cause such problems every time at a later stage.
  • Some of the common food triggers of migraine include aged cheese, alcohol, chocolate, yeast, aged meats, monosodium glutamate (common ingredient of Chinese foods), red wine , soy beans, coffee, etc. and these are better avoided or taken with caution.
  • Some well known headache fighting foods that you can include in your diet are: ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, fish and fish oil, calcium-rich foods like broccoli and spinach, oatmeal, peppermint, lemon tea, chamomile tea, etc.
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