How to treat migraines without drugs

Until now there has been no drug that can cure migraines. Drugs that are only relieve pain due to migraines, but do not cure migraines themselves.

But there are ways to overcome migraines without taking medication. Let's discuss them one by one

Although there are no drugs that can truly cure migraines, by making small changes in your diet and lifestyle you can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

How to treat migraines without drugs


How to treat migraines without drugs

Here are some things you can do to treat migraines without taking medication:

1. Avoid triggers

The nicotine content in cigarettes can tighten blood vessels in the brain, too much heavy exercise, stress, changes in sleep patterns, head and neck pain, dental problems, certain foods, strong odors, light and menstruation.

2. Pay attention to blood sugar levels

A decrease in blood sugar levels can trigger a migraine because it leads to glucose released into the bloodstream, causing blood pressure to rise. Eat regularly every 4 hours and not more than 12 hours a night without food.

Choose foods with a low glycemic index such as fruits and vegetables, yogurt and low-fat cheese. Avoid foods with high glycemic index such as white bread, pastries, sugary drinks and sweets.

3. Check caffeine intake

Too much caffeine can cause blood vessels around the brain to become too limited, which can trigger migraines. More than 300 mg of caffeine a day (3 cups of ground coffee or 5 cups of instant) can cause problems. Try reducing or switching to decaffeinated drinks. Chocolate also contains caffeine.

4. Food additives or ingredients (BTP)

Many people report being sensitive to food additives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame (artificial sweeteners), tartrazine (yellow coloring used to color fizzy drinks and marzipan), sulfite (found in wine) and sodium benzoate (found in shrimp, margarine, drinks light and candy).

5. Chew ginger

Chewing ginger can relieve nausea and digestive problems that tend to accompany migraine symptoms. Ginger can also block the effects of prostaglandins, which are substances that can cause inflammation of blood vessels in the brain and trigger migraines.

6. Increase serotonin levels

Studies have shown low levels of serotonin in migraine sufferers. Eat protein-rich foods such as chicken, turkey, eggs, dairy products, bananas, dates, wheat, rice, beans and seeds to increase serotonin levels.

7. Drink water

Dehydration can also trigger migraines. The tissue around the brain consists of water, so that when it loses fluids the tissue will shrink, causing irritation and pain. Drinking between 1 and 2 liters of water a day can reduce the severity, duration and frequency of migraine attacks.

8. Vitamins

5HTP is used to make serotonin so that it can help to reduce the body's vulnerability to migraine attacks. Butterbur and Coenzyme Q10 are also believed to help prevent migraines.

9. Eat foods rich in magnesium

Magnesium deficiency can cause reduced blood flow to the brain and also reduced blood sugar, both of which affect migraine attacks. Foods such as green vegetables, tomatoes, beans, seeds, whole grains, potatoes, oats, peas and extra-yeast contain lots of magnesium.

10. Yoga

Yoga can make you calm, reduce stress and relieve aches and pains. Yoga can also relieve stiffness in the neck and shoulders so as to prevent recurrence of migraine symptoms.

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