Migraine headache is a type of headache where the patient experiences severe throbbing/pulsating pain on the one side of the head. It may accompanied with several different signs and symptoms. The cause of migraine is not well known; however, studies reveal that it is caused by the dilatation of blood vessels and the activation of the part of our central nervous system (brain) which is supplied by trigeminal nerve (fifth cranial nerve). You may precipitate or trigger your migraine headache or the following factors cause headaches if:
- You have family history of migraine headache.
- You are alcohol user or abuser.
- You are under emotional or physical stress.
- You sleep much or do not have adequate sleep.
- You have missed your meal.
- You are the patient of migraine and you eat chocolates.
- You are having bright lights all around you.
- You are disturbed with loud noise.
- You are under the stress of hormonal changes.
- You are on oral contraceptive pills (OCPs).
If you avoid all of the above, you may enjoy migraine relief and no need of migraine medication.
Keywords: Migraine headache, Causes, Migraine relief, Migraine medication, Risk factors