Why being aware of your triggers are important
Being aware of your triggers is a major part
in tiring to prevent your migraine attacks.
By knowing and understanding your triggers you
can try your best to avoid that certain trigger
or triggers so you will less likely to have
an attack and help avoid the pain and suffering
from a migraine attack.
There are so many triggers and vary from one
sufferer of migraines to the next, your not
always dealing with a single trigger but many
triggers. This makes it even more different
to determine which trigger you need to avoid,
but being aware and knowing of the many triggers
that may be the cause of your migraine you can
try best to avoid them. All triggers arent
always avoidable such as weather conditions
and for the women menstrual cycles.
By knowing the triggers that can be avoided
can be a great help to those who want to try
to prevent the pain and suffering from which
a migraine brings. Studies show that less pain
and suffering through out life enhances the
quality of ones life. By avoiding one migraine
to the next doesnt mean that your migraines
are cured, but it does mean your condition is
more manageable or controllable.
For some people some foods trigger migraines,
almost any food especially sweets can trigger
your migraine. Example: lets say every time
you eat corn you get a migraine you may try
to go without corn to see if that is one of
your triggers. For some people simply going
without a meal can trigger a migraine. Sometimes
skipping a meal is all it takes to trigger a
As said before for many women the menstrual
cycle is a main trigger. Some women have migraines
prior to the actual cycle, and in some cases
women have the migraines through out there whole
Also in studies it shows that women that usually
have migraines during there menstrual cycle
after menopause there migraines stop. Another
study shows that during a pregnancy, though
not in all, brings out migraine attacks. This
is most likely caused from stress or physical
change in the body.
Environmental triggers as said before are hard
to avoid, but the common reasons behind environmental
triggers are the changes in the temperature,
barometric pressure and even the humidity. Also
altitude change may also bring on migraines.
Depression and or stress triggers are looked
at due to your mental state of mind. In the
past migraine sufferers were to be blamed for
the condition, this was mainly in females due
to the fact women were labeled as hysterical
and sensitive women with headaches. In todays
studies migraines are defined as a neurological
condition and migraine patients will no longer
have people blame them for there condition they
have no control over.
Many resources claim that the end of any stressful
situation triggers a migraine. Some say when
your body has had more than it can handle your
body hits you with a migraine, basically letting
you know that your body needs rest. This is
not a scientific fact yet rest is a key factor
in helping people with migraines.
Migraine Awareness Group: A National Understanding
for Migraineurs also known as MAGNUM states
and stresses that migraines are purely a physiological
disorder and not a psychological one.