When we are given a task that we do not like, we often say "this is such a headache!", right? Well, that is because anything that we do not like can be compared to the excruciating pain of a headache!
It is said that a bad headache can be so painful that there have been accounts of people trying to take their own lives!
There could be a number of causes for headaches. Sometimes the actual cause for a headache can never be determined.
Stress, indigestion, gastritis, cold, viral flu, sinusitis, depression, side effects of certain medications, migraine, etc., can be some of the main causes of headaches.
Well, if you are someone who is suffering from migraine, you would know all too well about the intense headaches!
A migraine is a condition in which a person experiences recurrent, intense headaches, along with certain other symptoms.
Migraine is a primary headache disorder, which could be caused by environmental and genetic factors.
Along with intense headaches, a migraine can also include other symptoms like nausea, fatigue, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, etc.
A migraine can affect people of any gender, and is usually seen in people above the age of 20.
It is said that people who do not follow a healthy lifestyle, people who work with computers for a long time, etc., can also be the victims of migraine.
Hormonal imbalance is also known to be one of the causes for a migraine.
Migraine is a condition which has no known cure; however, its symptoms can be treated as and when it occurs, with the help of painkillers prescribed by doctors.
A recent research study has found a way to help people predict a migraine attack, even before it occurs, so that they can be well prepared!
Read all about how one can predict a migraine attack, here.
How To Predict A Migraine Attack?
We all know that diseases are inevitable for us humans, right? We can be affected by any disease, at any point in our lives and when we do get affected, they can hamper our quality of living to a great extent.
Recently, due to the advancement in science, many research studies are being conducted in efforts to help people predict a certain disease, even before getting a disorder.
This usually works well with conditions like migraine, which are recurrent.
A recent study published in a journal at the Massachusetts General Hospital said that one way to determine whether a person will have a migraine attack the next day, is by measuring the level of stress experienced by that person on the previous day!
For the research, the experts kept a headache log of 95 people with migraine, in which the people were required to report the days in which they had a migraine attack and the level of stress they experienced the previous day.
It was found that more than 40% of time, people experienced migraines, after a day of intense stress.
So, in conclusion, the level of stress experienced the previous day can help predict a migraine attack, in many people.