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Migraine you are a pain in my headSometime you make wish I was deadThe pain you give me is so excruciatingOne side of my head keeps on throbbingMigraine first appear between the ages of 10 and 45Some people have an aura that the migraine will arriveSeeing stars or zigzag lines, blurred vision or yawningTrouble finding the right words or concentratingAfter the aura the migraine begins on one side of the headThe pain is also behind the eyes, something to dreadBecause the pain is so bad, I wish to end my lifeGive me something to stab my head like a knifeThe slightest noise or a sudden glaring lightWill make me hide in a dark quiet room hoping for nightI cannot sleep, I cannot eat, smell can trigger the migraineMedicine, injections, nothing seems to stop the painOne day I will be able to get rid of youYou will be gone using drugs that are new-An original poem by Kenneth KeeInteresting Tips about the MigraineA Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. The goal is to treat your migraine symptoms right away.Prevent symptoms by avoiding or changing your triggers.Medications may include:a. Antidepressants such as amitriptyline or venlafaxineb. Blood pressure medicines such as beta blockers (propanolol) or calcium channel blockers (verapamil)c. Seizure medicines such as valproic acid, gabapentin, and topiramate3. Keep bones and body strongBone marrow produces our bloodEat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruitsZinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and SleepAvoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active.It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.Alcohol can trigger the migraine.7. Stop or do not begin smoking.It also interferes with blood supply and healing.Cigarettes contain more than forty types of hazardous and possibly cancer causing chemicals which can harm the smokers and those around them.Smoking or exposure to smoke can trigger migraineChapter 1MigraineThe migraine is the second most common type of headache that may be so intense and debilitating that people with migraine are unable to work.Migraine can occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light.In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.Each migraine can last from four hours to three days.Occasionally, it will last longer.Migraines have a tendency to run in families.Four out of 5 migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines.If one parent has a history of migraines, the child has a 50% chance of developing migraines and if both parents have a history of migraines the risk jumps to 75%.Migraines may run in familiesMigraine headaches tend to first appear between the ages of 10 and 45.Sometimes they may begin later in life.Migraines occur more often in women than men (5 to 1).Some women but not all may have fewer migraines when they are pregnant.Table of ContentIntroductionChapter 1 MigraineChapter 2 Interesting Facts about MigraineChapter 3 Headaches in GeneralChapter 4 Facial PainChapter 5 Temporal ArteritisChapter 6 EncephalitisChapter 7 Brain and Head InjuryChapter 8 Cerebral AneurysmChapter 9 Brain Cancer

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: KOBO EDITIONS
    • Assunto: Neurologia
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 2014
    • Ano:  2015
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000862341097
    • ISBN:  9781311615404

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