That pounding headache that lasts for hours…migraines are no laughing mater. So what exactly sets them off, and how can you tell if you’re getting one?
Migraine headaches can be caused by inner forces, such as stress, lack of protein and exhaustion. They can also be triggered by pollution, increase in light, change in weather and noise.
Migraines are three times more common in women than they are men. Roughly 75% of sufferers have migraines with aura, an episode of altered vision, while only ¼ get them without.
Sufferers report intense pounding pain, ringing in their ears, nausea or vomiting, and disorientation. As if these don’t sound bad enough, most of the symptoms can last for hours or days on end.
Diagnosis and treatment
Many people who have frequent migraines are well aware of the problem. If you’re unsure, its best to check with your medical professional for diagnosis and treatment.