Migraines are a debilitating and painful experience, as those who suffer from them are well aware.Classified as a neurovascular disorder, they affect 3 times more women than men and are believed to have varying triggers and causes, ranging from genetic to environmental.
Causes & Triggers
Although it is not known exactly what causes migraines or why they occur, there a number of theories. The most likely is that faulty wiring in the brain is the cause. The head pain associated with migraine is caused by enlargement of blood vessels in the brain and the release of chemicals from surrounding nerve fibres resulting in the characteristic pain and inflammation associated with migraines.
Triggers for migraines are often highly personalized, ranging from hormonal changes, viral or bacterial infections, to certain foods or perfumes. Late nights and sleep deprivation, stress, caffeine, poor eating habits and changes in blood sugar levels are all implicated in the occurrence of migraines.
Prescriptive herbal medicines such as Turmeric, Gingko, Feverfew, Rosemary, Grape seed and numerous others are extremely useful for the treatment of migraines. Valerian together with other neuro herbs and a good quality B multivitamin are essential to regulate and maintain a healthy nervous system.
If you have any questions about migraines or would like any further information, please talk to us at your next consultation.
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