Life style changes for Migraine
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