Migraines are severe headaches that cause disabling pain. About 12% of Americans get migraines regularly. In some cases, migraine pain is so severe you’re prevented from completing day-to-day activities. Signs and symptoms of migraines include:
If you regularly suffer from migraines, you may receive warning signs before they occur, such as:
The causes of migraines aren’t entirely understood, but certain factors increase your risk, including:
Believe it or not, women are three times more likely than men to suffer from migraines. Why is this the case? It may be due to fluctuating hormones, especially changes in estrogen levels.
You can’t always prevent migraines. Knowing what triggers migraines — such as your monthly cycle, eating certain foods, a lack of sleep, or drinking alcohol — can help lower your risk of a migraine attack.
Dr. Ash is likely to suggest trying one or more of these migraine-prevention strategies:
Various treatment options help control migraines, so you can live a pain-free life:
You and Dr. Ash collaboratively devise a customized treatment plan to help alleviate your headaches or migraines. Call his office to learn more or schedule an appointment online.