How To Prevent Frequent Migraine

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Migraine is a type of headache that physically causes intense pain especially in one side of the head, people experience migraine ones or twice in a month, a person is considered to have a chronic migraine if he or she suffers migraine headaches more than 10 times in a month.

Here are tips that can help you avoid frequent migraine;

Eat Regularly:

The large gap between meals can trigger migraines. Try to eat at about the same time every day. Avoid skipping meals; Missing a meal can bring on a migraine due to low blood sugar or dehydration. If you frequently skip meals or diet, _malnutrition_ or _iron deficiency anemia_ may be the culprit causing your migraines.

Know your triggers:

Keeping track of when you experience migraines can help identify potential triggers.

Note what you were doing before and when your headache came on. What were you eating? How much sleep did you get the night before? Did you do anything stressful or important happen that day?

The following things among others could trigger a migraine:

* Menstrual periods,

* Changes in your normal sleep pattern,

* Certain foods and drinks,

* Changes in the weather,

* Bright, flickering lights,

* Certain smells, etc. 

Get Enough Sleep:

Lack of sleep or irregular sleep patterns could cause migraines.

Getting too little sleep, an altered sleep schedule (as with jet lag), and rarely, getting too much sleep, can trigger a migraine episode. A change in sleep schedule affects brain activity, can increase susceptibility to pain, diminish memory and concentration, and may cause chemical alterations that trigger a migraine.

Be careful with exercise:

Everyone needs regular physical activity. It’s a key part of being healthy. Moderate Exercise is good and necessary but extreme exercise could trigger migraines. Find a healthy balance.

Avoid Excess Caffeine:

Too much caffeine can alter the pain receptor activity in the brain and cause excessive vasoconstriction, while caffeine withdrawal can also interfere with pain receptors and trigger vasodilation.

Your daily cup of coffee might have turned into three, which can worsen your migraine disorder. Likewise, missing your morning coffee can also precipitate a caffeine-withdrawal headache.

Reduce Stress:

Stress and anxiety can be a major trigger for migraines because they alter neurotransmitter activity, especially that of serotonin, which modulates pain.

Downsize your stress; there are many ways to do it. You could exercise, meditate, pray, spend time with people you love, and do things you enjoy. If you can change some of the things that make you tense, set up a plan for that. Counseling and stress management classes are great to try too.