These Factors Could Really Trigger Migraine Headaches – Neurologist

For a fact which could be true, there are certain factors which could trigger migraine headaches; anxiety could be one of them. Dr. Rufus Akinyemi, a consultant neurologist, made it known that migraine headaches could be triggered by anxiety, work overload or stress.

Akinyemi, who is a senior Research Fellow at Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan said that a migraine is a severe headache usually on one side of the head which can be debilitating. He also stated that it can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation and can be often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

“People who experience migraine should know the trigger factors and prevent a full-blown attack by acting upon the warning signs.”

He also added that while the exact cause of a migraine is unknown, it is, however, thought to be due to abnormal brain activity which causes a temporary alteration in the nerve signals and blood flow in the brain.

Dr. Akinyemi stated that some people who suffer from a migraine can clearly identify the triggers that cause the headaches.

Physical or emotional stress; work overload, anxiety, depression, allergic reactions and lack of sleep are potential migraine triggers, and the key to a reduction is occurrence would be to work on these factors.

Some typical symptoms may include a headache usually confined to one side of the head during an attack, temperature changes and diarrhea.

The neurologist said that while a migraine would generally not get worse over time, it could result in more serious complications.

He also warned that although stroke occurring as a result of a migraine is not usually common, as many cases are not often seen, but it can still happen.

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