A complete guide to get rid of headaches and migraines

Mallika Jhaveri, 2 May 2021

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Getting one Headache It may be normal, but that doesn’t mean it destroys you every time. Anyone who gets a migraine and headache at the drop of a hat knows exactly how painful they can be. They are chaotic, anxious, frustrated and distracted, so much so that it seems impossible to do anything. However, the days are numbered when you have to deal with it yourself. Because this is a constant problem for many of us, so we asked Dr. We decided to invite Rashi Khatri Punjabi, MD, pain management, headache and TMJ disorder, to a host Ask me anything In session Girl Tribe by Miss Malini App In dealing with and relieving headaches and migraines. Here are some common questions answered.

1. What is the difference between a migraine and a headache?

Migraines are a type of headache that is considered to be migraine and is often unilateral. On the other hand, it is related to headache, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to soft sounds. For women, they are often triggered by hormones, especially throughout their period. There are many other types of headaches that mimic migraines, but they can be easily treated with lifestyle changes and mild medical treatment. A good, early diagnosis is important for permanent treatment and cure.

2. What’s the best way to really avoid screen-induced headaches and anti-glare glasses?

There has been a sharp rise in screen-induced headaches as many work from home. These are mainly due to poor posture. So choose to sit in a well-supported chair and desk where the laptop is at eye level, and not in bed or in your bag. Stretch your neck muscles frequently in the middle of work. Walk on the laptop for one minute every hour. Blue cut glasses are a great way to reduce the strain on your eyes and prevent retinal damage caused by light emitted from the screen.

Hor. How can I manage hormonal migraines?

First of all, it is important to find out what the real hormonal differences are in your body. For example, increased prolactin worsens headaches. So diagnosis is key! Second, there are excellent migraine-reversing medications, which are not pain killers, but actually work to reverse the cause of the headache.

Mig. Can triggers for migraines change over time?

Yes, of course! Migraine triggers can be associated with food such as wine, cheese, chocolate and non-food odors and light. These can vary depending on our age, menstrual cycle, changes in our environment, and the quality of food we consume. It is recommended to keep track of such changes to make the diagnosis easier.

Relax. Why do we get headaches after a nap in the afternoon instead of resting?

Mainly due to bad posture! Wrong posture during sleep can contribute to headaches. Also, those who breathe out of their mouths as soon as they fall asleep or those who fall asleep more and more.

G. Does abdominal health affect headaches?

Yes! The health of our stomach is closely related to headaches. Long intervals between meals can lead to increased acidity, poor digestion, poor quality of food and dehydration can worsen headaches. Please make sure you have a small frequent meal prepared fresh with adequate use of water during the day. Also, if the headache persists despite good eating habits, please seek the help of a doctor to diagnose if there is an underlying digestive condition or food intolerance.

Travel. Why do I have headaches while traveling?

Headaches due to travel are often associated with neck muscle tension. They have gribogenic headaches. Using a good memory-foam travel pillow to support the base of your skull and neck muscles during travel can prevent such headaches. Ignore too many bumpy rides. Ideally, also focus on strengthening the cervical spine treatment and exercise with physiotherapy!

Mig. How do I find out the cause of my migraine?

Migraines are often associated with hormonal changes in women. Keeping a head-to-head diary where you write down your moods and changes based on your time period and ovulation dates can help. Also, keep notes of any food and non-food triggers that trigger your pain. Migraines can be completely cured under the guidance of a good head doctor so you don’t have to suffer!

C. Does it have anything to do with cervical spondylitis and bad posture headaches?

Of course! Our neck muscles are all attached to the top of the head so any lumps in the neck, shoulder or biceps muscles can refer to pain in the temples, the top of the head and the back of the head. Cervical spondylitis is often felt as a deep, dull, and headache that is accompanied by movement or a jolt to the neck.

So you see, headaches and migraines don’t always have to be a pain (powerful purpose)! What do you think about it? Share the comments below with us and join the Girl Tribe via the Mismalini app for similar conversations!

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