What Are Migraines?
Migraines are intense headaches that can often leave people debilitated for hours. The pain of a migraine can range from moderate to severe and throbbing, often along with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. The pain may be limited to one side of the head and generally last between 4-72 hours. Many migraine sufferers experience symptoms called “auras” that signal a migraine is coming on.
Usually, your doctor can tell that your headache is a migraine by asking you specific questions and giving you an exam. Sometimes, your doctor may suggest you get special x-rays or other tests to be sure.
What Can Trigger a Migraine?
Many things can trigger a migraine, including hormone changes, foods, smells, hunger, tension relief after stressful events, and stressful situations.
How Can Drs. De Castro and Basit Help Me?
Depending on your specific symptoms and triggers, Dr. De Castro or Dr. Basit will create a treatment plan to help you manage your migraine symptoms. The goal of treatment is to reduce the number of headaches you get and make your symptoms less severe. The treatment will depend on your age, existing health conditions, and lifestyle.
Your provider takes a whole-person approach to helping you manage your migraines, so your treatment plan may include:
- Avoiding certain foods
- Managing stress
- Pain medications
You may even try alternative therapies or home remedies so you can get long-term relief.
Request an appointment In Hanford, California
If you have been having migraine headaches (or believe your headaches could be migraines), request an appointment at De Castro and Basit MDs. You can reach our practice in Hanford by phone at (559) 582-9100, or you can fill out the form below to request an appointment.