Migraines Specialist

Verma Health

Cardiology & Internal Medicine located in Boynton Beach, FL

Migraines are a common source of head pain for many Americans, affecting about 12% of the population. For some, the pain caused by migraines can be debilitating and disruptive to everyday life. The experienced team at Verma Health in Boynton Beach, Florida, specializes in the treatment and management of migraines and can develop a plan to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are a type of headache that causes localized pain that lasts anywhere from three hours to three days. In addition to the pain, you may also experience nausea, vomiting, or light sensitivity.

Migraines are common and, for many people, may only occur from time to time. However, some individuals suffer from chronic migraines that may cause pain 15 or more days out of every month. No matter the frequency of your migraines, if they’re affecting your quality of life, the team at Verma Health can help.


What are the stages of a migraine?

Migraines tend to develop in stages. Although, not everyone who suffers from migraines goes through all the stages.

Migraine stages include:

Prodrome

Prodrome refers to the symptoms that occur one to two days before your migraine and may serve as a warning sign. These symptoms may include food cravings, constipation, or neck stiffness.

Aura

Not everyone with migraines experiences an aura, which refers to the neurological disturbances that may occur before or during an attack, such as flashes of light, vision changes, or development of pins and needles.

Attack

An attack refers to the head pain that comes with a migraine.

Post-drome

Post-drome refers to the after-effects of your migraine, which may include exhaustion or confusion.

Getting treatment from the team at Verma Health may help lessen the severity of your migraine symptoms or stop them altogether.


What are common migraine triggers?

You may notice that your migraines only occur during certain times of the month or after you eat or drink something, these are migraine triggers. Common migraine triggers include:

  • Hormone changes
  • Alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Stress
  • Food
  • Certain medications
  • Seasonal changes

When you come to the office for management of your migraines, the team at Verma Health evaluate you for migraine triggers, which helps direct your treatment plan.


What are the treatments for migraines?

Treatment for your migraines depends on the severity of your head pain. The team at Verma Health creates personalized treatment plans that may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Migraine-specific medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Management of triggers

The team also encourages adequate hydration as a treatment for migraines. While fluid needs vary based on gender, activity level, and overall health, women should be aiming for 11.5 cups and men 15.5 cups a day.

Migraines can lead to debilitating pain. For migraine management, call Verma Health or request an appointment online today.