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Life style changes for Migraine

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The severity as well as frequency of migraine headaches can be reduced through lifestyle changes. Some of the preventive measures that can be adopted by migraine patients are:

Avoid triggers: As discussed before, certain food items as well as ambiance triggers a migraine attack. A person suffering from migraine attacks should try to avoid these triggers as much as possible.

Healthy routine: A healthy routine with adequate and regular meals should be followed. Moreover, stress should also be controlled.

Exercise regularly: Regular aerobic exercises reduces tension and help in preventing migraines. Any aerobic exercise like walking, swimming or cycling on a regular basis may be helpful. However, sudden, intense exercise may cause headaches by increasing stress.

Reduce the effects of estrogen: In females suffering from migraine, estrogen acts like a trigger. A female patient should always reduce the intake of estrogen by avoiding medications that contain estrogen. Such medications include birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy pills.

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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: September 29, 2012