Reduce Your Risk For Migraine Headaches

migraine-headache-reduceScreening For Migraine Headaches

There are currently no screening guidelines or tests available for diagnosis of migraine headaches. Therefore, there are currently no recommended screening tests to detect migraine headaches among asymptomatic individuals.

Can Migraine Headaches be Prevented?

In addition to taking preventative medications, there are lifestyle changes that can help reduce exposure to triggers associated with the onset of migraine headaches. Some people have migraines in response to trigger foods, either from the smell of the food alone or consumption of the food. Avoiding stimulants, like caffeine and tobacco, and depressants, like alcohol may also reduce migraines. Keeping a stable daily routine with regular sleep and wake times, regularly scheduled meals, and regular exercise will help manage stress levels and lower the likelihood of a migraine. Some women may notice an increase in migraine headaches at times when hormones may be fluctuating. Women who are sensitive to hormones may find themselves with fewer migraines if they can lower their exposure to estrogen containing medications like birth control and hormone replacement therapy.