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Possible Cures For Migraines

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Possible Cures for Migraines Problem: A migraine is a medical condition. Most people who suffer from migraines get headaches that can be quite severe. A migraine headache is usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes, both sides of the head. Most people with migraine headaches feel the pain in the temples or behind one eye or ear, although any part of the head can be involved. Besides pain, migraine also can cause nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people also may see spots or flashing lights or have a temporary loss of vision. Migraine can occur any time of the day, though it often starts in the morning. The pain can last a few hours or up to one or two days. Some people get migraines once or twice a week whereas others experience migraines only once or maybe twice a year. Most of the time, migraines are not a threat to your overall health. But migraine attacks can interfere with your day-to-day life. The cause of migraines has not yet been demonstrated but most often, migraine affects people between the ages of 15 and 55. Most people have a family history of migraine or of disabling headache. They are more common in women and they often become less severe and less frequent with age. ...read more.

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This treatment generally leads to a big reduction in the number of headaches the sufferer has. This improvement often carries on when the sufferer stops taking the preventative drug. These drugs can therefore help to break a cycle of migraine in some cases. It is important to record fully any attacks that happen when taking preventative medication as it determines if the medication is helping to cut down the headaches or not. Many sufferers with severe migraines are treated with one of a class of migraine-specific drugs called triptans. A number of different triptans are now available in the UK. Almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan and zolmitriptan all work in the same way8, but the different characteristics of each drug will suit different people. Triptans can be taken as pills, as quick-dissolving tablets, as a nasal spray, or as an injection. On average, patients who take triptans by mouth get relief from the symptoms of migraine in around half an hour. Figure 3 shows the results of a sumatriptan nasal powder trial carried out in June 2008. 1. A greater proportion of subjects who received sumatriptan were pain-free at 120 minutes compared with those who received placebo (10 mg/20 mg sumatriptan vs. placebo1/454%/57% vs. 25%, P<.05) 2. ...read more.

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There are hundreds of Homeopathic medicines which are used successfully for the treatment of migraine. For a permanent relief from Migraine, patients need to seek a Homeopath consult with an experienced professional who can understand the picture of the disease from a detailed analysis of the patient to find the correct remedy for that particular patient based on the patient?s individuality. This constitutional approach helps treat almost all cases of migraine successfully. Also, Homeopathic medicines are 100% safe with no side effects and are proven effectively on human beings.13 The positive effect of Homeopathic treatment is long lasting and can last for life. With most of the patients the initial improvement starts after 2-4 week treatment, reducing the frequency and interval of the attacks. The attacks are almost terminated after 4-8 week treatment. But to achieve the maximum and the most permanent result the patient has to undergo 8-18 month treatment. Reference Evaluation Many of my references are from websites such as migrainetrust.org and healthcentral.com which are both owned and published by experienced medical professionals and the information is updated regularly so these websites are very reliable as the information cannot be edited by members of the general public. I used some information from the BBC News website which is another reliable source. I also used some information from consumerreports. ...read more.

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