If you’ve ever had a headache that lasted up to three days, accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light or sound, you most likely experienced a migraine. For men and women who suffer migraines more than occasionally, Dr. Jacqueline G. De Castro and Dr. Jasper F. Basit, of De Castro & Basit, MDs, in Hanford, California, specialize in diagnosing the underlying cause of your migraines, so you can manage them effectively, and reduce their frequency. If migraines are disrupting your life more than once in a while, call the office to schedule an exam, or use the online booking system.
The exact cause of a migraine headache remains a mystery to the medical community, but research does indicate that genetics and environmental factors somehow play a role. Studies also link changes in the brain or chemical imbalances to migraine pain. And, people who suffer from migraines typically suffer from depression or anxiety, as well.
Additionally, people who experience regular migraine headaches usually have certain triggers that spark the onset of the unpleasant, sometimes debilitating, symptoms of a migraine, which often include:
For some people, migraine symptoms make it difficult to get out of bed and go about their daily routine.
There are a variety of factors attributed to the onset of a migraine, including:
The knowledgeable team at De Castro & Basit, MDs, works with you to help you understand your triggers and how to avoid them to reduce the onset of a migraine headache. If you have certain risk factors, you’re more likely to experience migraines, too.
If you’re a woman, you’re more likely to get migraines than men. Additionally, if you have a family history of migraines, or other medical conditions, like depression, anxiety, or a sleep disorder, you may be at a higher risk of developing migraines as an adult, although children can get migraines, as well.
Depending on your specific symptoms and triggers, Dr. De Castro or Dr. Basit creates a treatment plan to help you manage migraine symptoms most effectively. The goal of treatment is to reduce the number of headaches you get and make symptoms less severe. Treatment depends 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:
You may even try alternative therapies or home remedies so you can get long-term relief.
To get expert migraine care in a compassionate environment, call to schedule an appointment or book online.