HOW TO PREVENT MIGRAINES
Migraine headaches are triggered by changes in the levels of serotonin. There are many causes for migraines, and some people are more genetically inclined to have them. Migraines are more common in women and people over 50. Everyone has different migraine triggers.
To prevent migraines, you need to learn what triggers them and reduce the them. The best method is to start a migraine diary, keeping track of the diet, sleeping patterns, medications, stress level, exercise routine, and supplements taken. Check your notes and look for patterns to discover the common triggers for your migraine. How often do the migraines occur? At what times of the day? How many times a week? How often in a month?
Stress is usually a pretty big factor, so try to reduce the level of stress by meditating and exercising. You need to get enough rest, eat a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables. Decrease the amount of caffeine and alcohol, increase the foods with magnesium (cashew nuts, soybeans).
Reduce exposure to intense stimuli- visual stimuli such as looking at computer and TV screens for a long time, bright lights; avoid extreme sensory stimuli such strong noises and smells.
Keep track of the supplements and medications you take. Ask your doctor about the effects they might have on your migraine.
Once you make some changes to your diet and lifestyle, check the new patterns and monitor improvement.
If the migraines still persist and there is no improvement, consult your local headache specialist.