Migraine headaches are painful, throbbing headaches that
last from 4 to 72 hours. When you have a migraine, it
may be so painful that you are not able to do your usual
activities; 90% of people can’t function normally with a
migraine headache. While about 30 million Americans are
affected by migraines, women are three times more likely
than men to suffer from them.
Researchers have not identified what causes migraines;
however, family history plays a significant role.
Certain triggers may cause a migraine to start. Your
triggers may be different from someone else's. Some of
the common triggers include:
Poor sleep habits.
change from your normal routine.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG).
times becoming familiar with one’s individual headache
pattern and triggers can go a long way in preventing
attacks. Headache experts also recommend having regular
mealtimes, waking up at the same time each morning, not
smoking, avoiding excessive caffeine, and regular