More than 36 million people in the United States
suffer from migraines. If you’re one of these people, you may feel hope and
excitement when you decide to try a new migraine treatment. There are many
treatments available today, from medications to alternative therapies, that
could help reduce or even eliminate your pain and suffering. If you’re getting
ready to start a new migraine treatment, or are thinking of trying something
new, keep these tips in mind.
There are many benefits to trying a new migraine treatment. https://d33ljpvc0tflz5.cloudfront.net/dims3/MMH/crop/1494x999%2B5%2B0/resize/580x388/quality/75/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fd26ua9paks4zq.cloudfront.net%2Fa5%2Fc0%2F1d47928d4676ba27876c02f4d90e%2Fresizes%2F1500%2Fimage-gettyimages-540358079.jpg
Some research is pointing to certain
psychological conditions as being factors in how well migraines can be managed.
Many people become anxious or depressed at the thought of another migraine
headache, and treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could help by
changing the way you think. Many people with migraines report long-term success
using certain CBT techniques, like relaxation, stress management, and
biofeedback, that can be applied in all aspects of your life.
1. You could be less stressed. https://d33ljpvc0tflz5.cloudfront.net/dims3/MMH/crop/1494x999%2B5%2B0/resize/580x388/quality/75/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fd26ua9paks4zq.cloudfront.net%2F04%2Fae%2F540e0f604fa79e93ad6bbceb962a%2Fresizes%2F1500%2Fimage-gettyimages-144148588.jpg
Some foods, including processed meats, alcohol,
caffeine, and chocolate, have been shown to trigger migraines in certain
people. If you have migraines, try keeping a food journal to record which foods
might have caused you to develop a migraine headache. With this information,
you can make healthy changes to your diet, including cutting out the food
thought to trigger a headache. You could eat less processed, more fresh, whole
food items which help prevent migraines from occurring.
2. Your diet may improve. https://d33ljpvc0tflz5.cloudfront.net/dims3/MMH/thumbnail/580x388/quality/75/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fd26ua9paks4zq.cloudfront.net%2Fd1%2Fee%2Fc3340f4f4b7d9756cdafdcbd4569%2Fresizes%2F1500%2Fimage-gettyimages-187835654.jpg
Aerobic exercise has already been shown to
benefit people with a variety of medical conditions, and new research is
showing it could be just as beneficial for migraine sufferers. Regular exercise
helps you lose weight, sleep better, have better cardiovascular health, and be
in a better mood. Many of these effects could also be key to preventing
migraines or reducing their severity. By exercising regularly, you could see
substantial health benefits while also preventing migraines.
3. You could get in better shape. https://d33ljpvc0tflz5.cloudfront.net/dims3/MMH/crop