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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Info of Migraine Diet Supplements

Remember what the origins are. Triggers can include emotional stress, fatigue, allergies, sinusitis, eyestrain, poor posture, TMJ, excessive intake, or withdrawal from drugs, low blood sugar, hormonal imbalance, constipation, and nutritional deficiencies. Wow that sounds like many people just think about the stress in your life. So what can you do about it when it comes to diet and nutritional supplements to stop or help with migraines?

A diet that is: high protein and low in simple carbohydrates diet; include almonds, almond milk, watercress, parsley, fennel, garlic, cherries, and fresh pineapple; omit foods that contain the amino acid tyramine can help reduce the occurrence of migraines especially ones related to food allergies. These foods also support the digestion and do not add stress to the body.

Remember migraine headaches are intensely painful and are often accompanied by vision disturbances, temporary slurring or loss of speech, temporary paralysis, short-term memory loss, distorted sight with kaleidoscopic color patterns, extreme sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting. A migraine episode can be incapacitating and may last a few hours or several days. Migraines are recurring and sufferers usually get them at least once a month. It can run in families and effects more women than men. Migraine is now described as a “spreading depression”, a kind of seizure disorder in which pain fibers in the brain, blood vessels supplying the brain, and chemical balances all go awry at the same time.

If you’re going to add supplements to your plan to fight migraines, knowing which ones are rated the best can be helpful.

Calcium and magnesium, coenzyme Q10 plus coenzyme A, DMG, DLPA, essential fatty acid complex or primrose oil have all been found to be helpful with most any type of migraine.

Hormonal migraines and stress-related migraines may need 5-HTP, multivitamin and mineral complex, rutin, vitamin B complex plus extra Vitamins B2, B3, B5, and B6, garlic, quercetin and bromelain, Taurine plus, and vitamin C with bioflavonoids.

Staying on top of your migraines with acupuncture can help you experience fewer attacks and the ones you do have may be less severe. If you have migraines daily, wouldn’t you like to have head pain less often and experience milder pain? Looking at your diet, adding the right supplements, and doing acupuncture can give you a new sense of freedom on your daily life.

Drug Therapies

Medications are taken every day to forestall the occurrence of headaches. A number of these medications are used in the treatment of other medical conditions as well. In fact, they were accidentally discovered to aid in relieving headache pain. Whereas none of them cures headache, preventive medications are able to scale back the duration, severity and frequency of headache attacks.

The preventive medicines consist of both prescription and over-the-counter medicine. They are not addictive, but any medicine may cause unwanted side effects and only be partially effective in pain management. Your physician ought to work with you to carefully regulate the dose so that headache relief is maximized and the side effects are reduced.

To work effectively in pain management, all preventive medicines should be taken once or several times a day. It might be necessary to change the medicine and modify their dosages so as to find out which medication or combination of medicines work best to cut back the severity and frequency of your headache pain.

When these medicines are being used, careful recording of headache severity and frequency each day can enable your physician to determine how the medicines are working in your managing your pain. Most of those medications require days to weeks of everyday use before they effectively prevent headaches. Preventive medicines include anticonvulsant medications, antihistamines, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers.

Abortive Therapy

These medications are administered early to block the process that causes headache pain. Use of this method helps minimize headache symptoms like nausea as well as light and sound sensitivity. These medications work best if used when the initial signs of megrim show. Some medications must not be used in the treatment of megrim aura. When headaches and particularly megrim headaches last longer than twenty-four hours and alternative medications are not successful in managing the attacks, medicines administered in an “infusion suite” may be administered. An infusion suite is a designated set of rooms in a clinic or hospital that are watched over by a nurse and where endovenous medication is administered. The endovenous medication is generally capable of ending the megrim attack.

Symptomatic relief

This category of medicines is given for the relief of symptoms related to headache. This consists of pain related to headaches or nausea as well as emesis related to cephalalgia headaches. Most of the medications are available over-the-counter (OTC – with no prescription). Alternative medications need a prescription from physicians. As you take these medicines, avoid caffeine-containing foods and beverages as well as medications. Medications containing narcotics (codeine) and barbiturates (butalbital) ought to be avoided if possible. The use of aspirin ought to be avoided. Most of the medicines listed for symptomatic relief are not recommended for use by young children. These medicines include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, simple analgesics, sedatives or anti-emetic medication.

Diet Helps Squash Migraines

Glutamate Inhibition

Glutamate is found in both epilepsy and migraine patients. Medications that work in epilepsy (anti-seizure drugs) also block glutamate production. These drugs have been used to treat migraines as well. Since about 500 BC, ketones have worked to help prevent seizures, but the ketogenic diet has only been popular for the last century.

Processed Food

I have said many times that processed foods are bad for you, especially if you suffer with migraine. “Food-like products” are filled with preservatives, chemicals, and other triggers that could be affecting your migraine symptoms. Any diet that removes those processed foods, including the ketogenic diet, would be a good step to controlling migraine symptoms.

Saturated Fats

Several studies have debunked the great saturated fat myth. There are plenty of saturated fats (and other healthy fats) in a ketogenic diet, which has been found to reduce bad cholesterol and help the body produce serotonin and vitamin D, both of which help prevent migraines.

Hunger vs. Weight Management

Hunger is a major migraine trigger, so is weight gain/obesity. Some studies have found that weight gain and/or obesity increases the risk of migraines by 81%. Ketones help reduce hunger, while controlling insulin problems, promoting weight loss, and regulating glucose levels in the blood. Weight loss and sugar control are well-known benefits to adding MCT or coconut oil to your diet. Now, as you can see, they will help control migraines by helping you feel nutritionally satisfied, more energetic, improve cognitive functioning, and lose fat.

Oxidative Stress

A recent study found that oxidative stress is tied to migraine triggers. In response to these findings, a new migraine medication has come out which blocks the peptide released during oxidative stress. This drug also prevents glutamate release, another migraine trigger. You don’t need to depend on medication, however. A ketogenic diet will do both for you, which indicates that ketones can not only treat migraine symptoms, but also determine the root cause.

Must know about Different Types of Headaches

Some pain arises simply through the process of contracting the common cold or flu. Whenever the body comes down with some sort of a head cold, it begins to produce excessive amounts of mucus in an attempt to catch the offending virus and drive it out of the affected area. When this fluid builds up within the sinus cavity, it exerts pressure elsewhere. Headaches are the usual result. Most men and women with colds simply choose to take some over-the-counter medication, rest as much as possible, and wait out the illness. There are specific medications, in fact, that are designed to attack and relieve sinus pressure.

People may also suffer from migraines, which are often mysterious in origin. Sometimes they come on suddenly, while other times they begin slowly and then rise to a thundering crescendo. People who suffer from regular migraines are often instructed to find a dark room in which to rest. A damp cloth may help as well. Though medical professionals suggest that altering one’s diet may decrease the frequency of some migraines, everyone is ultimately different in how they will react.

Especially sensitive people may also experience headaches that arise whenever the barometric pressure suddenly rises or falls. Not everyone responds in a similar manner, but those who notice that they tend to get lightheaded or dizzy before strong cold fronts roll through can prepare themselves for their symptoms. An ibuprofen can often relieve this pain, though men and women may also want to consider abstaining from strenuous activity until their bodies become used to the new pressure.

Individuals may also develop head discomfort that arises from some sort of chemical dependency. Caffeine addiction is one of the most common. In today’s busy world, many people have a daily cup of coffee before they head off to work. If they suddenly cut themselves off from their caffeine source, they may develop a bad headache shortly thereafter.

Ultimately, most types of headaches can be dealt with by being proactive. By obtaining a pain reliever before the discomfort becomes especially bad, the majority of people should be capable of weathering the storm. Chronic medical conditions, of course, should always be overseen by a reputable medical professional.