October 22, 2021

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La migraña se presenta más en mujeres que en hombres. Foto: ANDINA/Difusión

Health and Wellness What is a migraine and how to deal with it? | News

I notice. If you begin to experience severe headaches, nausea, and intolerance to light or sound, which impair your work or academic activities, see a doctor immediately because you may be experiencing a migraine.

Dr. Hector Yaya, neurosurgeon at Sisol Salud in the municipality of Lima, referred to the program Health and wellness That according to a study conducted in Latin America, 12% of the population suffers from migrainesThat is, 1 in 10 people faces this disease.

But what is a migraine? The doctor indicates it It’s a throbbing headache, or rather a throbbing sensation in the head that settles on only one side. This pain may also be accompanied by discomfort behind the eye associated with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and intolerance to light and sound.

Migraines usually Teen shows He noted that it can accompany the patient throughout puberty, becoming a disabling chronic disease due to severe headaches that limit the person’s daily activities.

Yaya added that this condition is frequently observed in females due to the presence of estrogen and hormonal changes in each menstrual cycle, and that out of every 3 women, 1 man suffers from migraines.

The specialist indicated that a migraine attack (severe headache) can last at least 4 hours, and in some cases extends to 72 hours, when the patient needs absolute rest. He warned that they lose their appetite many times and prefer to isolate themselves from the rest of the family because they cannot tolerate any noise.

So far it is not possible to determine the exact causes that cause migraines, but it is possible to mention some factors that can lead to this pathology. Yaya warned that stress, lack of sleep properly and eating certain foods affect the onset of this disease.

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Migraines are not hereditary. It is a very patient-specific disease. However, there are some factors that can trigger this such as not sleeping well, constant stress and even a series of foods that can trigger the onset of a migraine attack.

The reason is that when you eat certain foods, the body releases a substance called histamine, which is present in the tissues of our bodies and is the cause of all the described symptoms.

Eating chocolate, wine, aged cheese, some types of seafood and Chinese foods (they contain glutamate) are among the foods that unfortunately can trigger a migraine attack, so I recommend avoiding them.

Therefore, in order to better control migraine headache, early and timely diagnosis is important so that the patient can lead a normal life without being restricted by these symptoms. He explained that the prescribed medication helps a lot in controlling crises, but it is necessary that a person does not stop going to his deputies periodically.