Experts said that migraine is a special type of headache that occurs due to a series of chemical changes in the brain: “The pain usually begins in one half of the head, is severe, throbbing, lasts at least 4 hours and is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, sound, smell, touch. This disease is among the top 10 diseases that cause victimization by affecting the quality of life of people in our country and in the world. In our country, a tenth of children and adolescents and one fifth of our young people have migraine-related headaches. In people with a genetic predisposition, certain triggers lead to the release of brain chemicals that trigger migraine attacks. Hormones, hunger, stress, sleep disturbances, different foods, insufficient water consumption, climate changes, inappropriate environmental conditions in terms of light-sound-smell are some of these triggers.
on the emergency list
Specialist doctors said that migraine treatment will only be successful if interventions for brain chemicals are added. Unscientific practices such as leech, cupping, homeopathy have no proven contribution. Migraine is a health problem that needs to be treated; because chronic migraine is among the top 10 diseases in the emergency list according to the report of the World Health Organization. Quality of life has been reported to be affected by more than 90 percent in a quarter of patients. More than 65 percent of patients reported having problems at work due to migraine attacks. For such patients, $40 million is spent annually in the US and $50 million in Europe. “Around 100,000 people a day in the UK are unable to go to school or work,” he said.
Extra care in the summer
Experts advising migraine sufferers in these days when the weather is getting better said: “We recommend that patients with migraine be sure to wear a hat, wear sunglasses in the summer and not walk when the sun is high. In addition, doing exercises at home, drinking plenty of water, reducing the amount of coffee, keeping the daily routine as much as possible will relieve pain. It should be remembered that stress can trigger migraines, but migraines are not a kind of pain that is essentially defined as psychological.