Migraine headache is a result of specific changes within brain. It causes severe head pain that is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound, or smells.
Common symptoms of migraine are:
- Eye pain
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Severe pain usually on one side of the head that some individuals describe as pounding.
Factors that trigger migraine
- The normal hormone fluctuations which occur with regular menstrual cycles may predispose some women to experience migraine headaches.
- Some types of oral contraceptives can trigger migraines
- Various foods such as Red wines, aged cheese, preservatives used in smoked meats, monosodium glutamate, artificial sweeteners, Chocolate,dairy products
- Alcohol beverages
- Exposure to strong stimuli such as bright lights, loud noises, or strong smells