During the Easter holidays, especially after watering, many people are afraid of developing migraines or are simply at risk of a persistently severe headache.
If we look at the causes of migraines (ie, seizure-like, usually one-sided, spasmodic headaches) or even just prolonged, severe headaches, we find a high level of binge eating, insomnia, stress, high noise, excessive alcohol or chocolate consumption. Unfortunately, these dangers are usually present together during the holidays and can easily spoil the long-awaited gathering for people prone to migraines and headaches.
Eating and drinking: dangerous excesses
Every year, the feeling strikes us with renewed vigor: in order to preserve our lines, we must not overdo eating and drinking during the holidays – but people who often struggle with migraines and persistent headaches need to take special care to avoid extremes, not just to avoid extra pounds.
Don’t drink a lot of alcohol! – Adherence to this rule is even more important than accepting good advice on moderate nutrition. And how hard it is to spend a party or family gathering with predominantly mineral water and soft drinks…
However, those who often experience migraines or other forms of headaches know the dangers of increased alcohol consumption, so it is better to prepare in advance for protection. Some are sensitive only to white wine or champagne, others to red wine, aperitifs or strong drinks. Excessive beer drinking is also a frequently mentioned example. Therefore, those at risk must decide for themselves which drink should not be consumed with even a small glass.
However, many are unaware that consuming larger amounts of chocolate (or sweets containing it) can also trigger a migraine attack, but these include ripened cheeses (brie, camembert, Emmental groove, roquefort, blue cheese), and some citrus fruits. is.
Even if coffee is drunk by many against headaches or for the prevention of migraines, it can have the opposite effect on those who consume large amounts of it for the above-mentioned reason. Care must therefore be taken not to over-drink coffee in the hope that we will be better able to cope with the rush of the holiday…
Transient pain around the forehead or temple, for example, after drinking iced drinks, has nothing to do with migraines. This phenomenon is everyday and only lasts for a short time, so it can’t be so confusing as to ruin the festive minutes.
Fasting is not a solution either
In addition to the often-mentioned dangers of eating and drinking on holiday, it is perhaps surprising that those who can resist the many delicacies and try to “prepare” for a hearty Easter dinner, for example, are also at risk for migraines and persistent headaches.
Instead of shifted or skipped meals, it is much more advisable to eat in a balanced way during the day, at the usual time, and to eat only in the way of everything at the late evening, festive dinner. This is especially true for spirits for those who otherwise rarely drink alcohol.
Sufficient sleep: a key factor
Fatigue and lack of sleep play a crucial role in the development of migraines and other types of headaches. However, on a sleepy night, the effects of the two add up, and it is not the survival that day that can cause the trouble, but the fatigue caused by the previous, several-week, “festive shoot,” the lack of sleep, that is, unpreparedness.
So you need to sleep more in the days before the party, whether we have a party or not. But even if we have managed to get through the holiday night without major problems, strangely, the next day we have to be careful not to overdo the rest either, because after such an antecedent, excessive sleep can lead to headaches.
Another danger is stress
In the event that we arrange a festive gathering another factor can increase the risk of migraines, severe headaches, and this stress. This is because we have a good chance that we will suffer from it if the tension increases during the day (because we feel we won’t be ready to tidy up, decorate the room, cook or make a sandwich by the time the guests arrive). The negative effects of this type of stress are seldom missed, which can be prevented by timely preparation, preparatory work and division of tasks.
The harmful environment
Some people who are prone to migraines often tell their doctor that extraordinary sensory perceptions often cause them trouble. These can be smells (such as a strong smell of perfume or the pungent smell of incense in the room), but it is also harmful to have more people in the company at the same time and not open a window with too much cigarette smoke.
Headaches that are often used at parties, too strong, flashing lights, or noises such as firecrackers, roaring music… Evenings, parties, parties almost always take place in an environment that is unfavorable for people with headaches. . Therefore, they have to choose well where to spend the festive evenings and if there is a quieter, more peaceful room, it is advisable to sometimes step away from the others. To complete the picture, the usual changeable weather during the spring can also help the problem.
Before the holidays, the best thing to do if we are prone to migraines, headaches, is to anticipate the possible causes of the problem, which, as we have seen, can be manifold. And then we have to do everything we can to avoid them coming together. After all, we still have to deal with them somehow, but if they accumulate, trouble will surely occur, which could ruin the entire holiday season.
To sum up, be careful to eat and drink sparingly, go to bed in advance, do not cause yourself permanent stress, do not smoke (much) and avoid very smoky places. But if, in our own judgment, we have made all the necessary preparations and followed the important rules, we must also accept that migraines and headaches are whimsical in nature: they often occur not when we are afraid of it, but when we least expect it.
Therefore, we must not go to the other extreme, that is, it is unnecessary to deprive ourselves of all the joy of festive events. As mentioned, even a partial defense is enough to enjoy the company of our loved ones on such special occasions without a headache.
However, it is important to know what medicine is advisable to take with you to the festive gathering, party. After all, the remedy or remedy for the problem is extremely personalized – most of the time, the well-proven preparations prescribed by our doctor are effective, but there are also those who use over-the-counter painkillers (possibly anti-inflammatory drugs).
In the latter case, seek the advice of our pharmacist well in advance. The most important thing, however, is not to forget about the preparation at home and take it as soon as you notice any sign of a headache.
Source: Patika Magazin Online by www.patikamagazin.hu.
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