Migraine Headache Treatment
A migraine occurs when you have very intense headaches. At times this headache is accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to environmental factors such as light and sound.
There are a variety of causes of this condition: post-stroke, depression, stress, anxiety, hangover, sinusitis, brain tumor, vertigo, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, concussion, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Because migraines can occur at any time, it's essential to understand its symptoms and manage them.
GuruMD offers online advice for migraines, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from your home's comfort. Find out about this condition by reading here.
What is a Migraine?
A migraine is when there is a recurrent throbbing intense headache, which usually affects one side of the head and occurs alongside nausea, noise, and could result in disturbed vision.
The mechanism of action for a migraine occurs when there are dilation and inflammation of the intracranial extracerebral arteries and the cephalic arteries.
Even though this can be irritating, it may affect your vision. The focus for treatment is towards alleviating any discomfort and finding the cause to treat it.
Symptoms of Migraines
Most common symptoms of a migraine are:
- Sensitivity to light
- Sensitivity to noise
- Headache which could be throbbing, occurring frequently, or can be acute
- Distorted vision
- Pain in the head, neck or face
How Does GuruMD Treat Migraines?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with migraine. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of migraines, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.
Our board-certified professionals will diagnose a migraine by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.
The main goal of migraine treatment is symptom relief. The physician may recommend over the counter pain medication such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or prescribe one such as Sumatriptan. Treatment depends on the severity of the migraine.
If your migraine persists due to light or noise, it is crucial to avoid such triggers. The doctor may recommend that you remain indoors until the symptoms have subsided.
The doctor may ask about any other health conditions, which could be a cause of the symptom.
If the symptoms are severe, then the physician will also prescribe medication to control the condition.
Once you receive the proper treatment, the physician will provide medical advice on managing the migraine symptoms. The primary treatment is to relieve any headaches or pain. There are over-the-counter pain medications that can help reduce the symptoms.
To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with migraines. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms.
Are you experiencing a migraine? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.