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Remedy for migraine headache? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor,
Doctor:Good Morning
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am suffering From Migrane Heachache.
User:I am on medication also
User:What changes should i bring in my life style?
Doctor:I will guide you regarding this.
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Ok. may I know the name of medications you are on?
User:I dont exactly remeber
Doctor:Migraine is a disorder found on exclusion.
Doctor:That means, when proper investigations for all other disorders are done and found to be normal,
Doctor:then the headache is diagnosed as to be Migraine.
Doctor:Have you followed till now?
Doctor:There is no single, particular cause for migraine.
Doctor:It happens due to various factors that triggers the headache.
Doctor:It could be stress, hunger, exposure to sun light, certain smell, anger, sleeplessness etc.
Doctor:There are certain things, which you can follow to reduce the incidence and frequency of headache.
Doctor:1. Whenever you go out, wear sunglasses, to reduce the direct rays of light falling in your eyes. You can also wear a cloth to cover your head. That will reduce the heat.
Doctor:2. Have 6 meals a day. 3 big meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 3 snacks of vegetables and fruits.
Doctor:3. Prevent dehydration by drinking at least 3 liters of water per day.
Doctor:4. Sleep at regular times and sleep at least 6-7 hours per day. Make sure you feel refreshed after waking up from sleep.
Doctor:5. Regular exercise for at least 45 minutes a day. Yoga and meditation can bring the stress levels lower.
Doctor:Have you followed till now?
User:yep thank you so much
Doctor:Also find the smells which triggers headache.
Doctor:Avoiding them will be a big way to prevent it.
Doctor:There are also some food items which can reduce the incidence.
User:ok as an
Doctor:Dark green vegetables and nuts. Supplementation with magnesium tablets.
Doctor:Ginger also helps a lot.
User:what about having vegetable and fruit jucies as i do not like fruits and vegetable curries
Doctor:Avoid sudden changes in the environment.
Doctor:Juices will be fine.
Doctor:Another point you have to note is, keep a migraine diary.
User:I am also having vitamin supplements
Doctor:Note the days and times when you are having it, and also note the possible triggering factors.
Doctor:This will guide you to make necessary changes in the life style.
Doctor:Have you followed all my suggestions?
User:yes they seem to be very useful. Thanks
Doctor:Hope I have been able to guide you to your satisfaction.
User:ofcourse you did
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you on?
User:Not for now. Thank you very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. let me know if you have any health related queries.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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