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Preventing Migraine Symptoms At Workplace

You have a critical presentation to deliver at the end of the day. The one you’ve been working on for months. And then it happens. That feeling when you know a migraine is coming. Today is definitely not the time for a migraine! A person who has experienced severe symptoms of migraine or has seen someone close suffering from the disorder would definitely understand the trauma.

Getting a migraine attack before an important presentation at workplace is just an instance. While there are several other incidences or triggers which may make your situation worse, including difficult coworkers or a boss that rubs you the wrong way, working late, working under a deadline, or just working when you would rather be doing almost anything else. All these conditions have something in common – Stress.

Stress may be the most common trigger of migraine symptoms, but, it’s not the only one. Symptoms of migraine can be triggered by exposure to one or more ‘trigger factors’ which cause an individual’s ‘migraine threshold’ to be crossed.

Some of the triggering factors for migraine at workplace are:

  • Long periods spent in front of a computer screen
  • Delayed meals or irregular eating patterns
  • Poor posture at an office desk
  • Dehydration
  • Strong smells
  • Lack of exercise
  • Loud noise or bright lights

If migraine symptoms are showing up at work and is not treated and resolved quickly enough, there’s a good chance it will hamper your ability to a greater extinct. You may raise a question now – ‘What if I don’t know about my migraine symptoms?’ Yes, you’re right! It is difficult to spot the symptoms of migraine.

Migraine is often described as the “hidden disease” as there are no obvious external signs of discomfort and sufferers are well between attacks. In some people, attacks can strike at any time and with very little warning.

During an attack some people will:

  • Appear very pale
  • Be unable to concentrate or focus
  • Be unable to articulate as clearly as usual or will slur their speech

Some people are more severely affected than others and unless you know a person well, these changes may not be noticeable immediately. Of course the more you understand the condition, the easier it will be to identify.

What to do about the pain and suffering?

A migraine patient often suffers from nausea, dizziness, confusion, visual disturbances and sensitivity to light, all of which makes everyday tasks like driving, focusing on work or going to the market impossible.

Migraine treatment in homeopathy offers excellent scope for treating the disorder in all such cases. While conventional treatment only provides temporary relief in migraine cases, homeopathic medicines for migraine promise a permanent cure. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Homeopathic medicines for migraine aim to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. 

According to the homeopathic system of medicine, migraine is a chronic disease occurring periodically. The patient may experience it as an acute problem, but because it is periodic and recurrent it needs continuous homeopathic treatment during the attack, and homeopathic medicines for migraine need to be taken even when there is no attack. All this is to reduce the frequency and intensity of subsequent attacks and eventually stop them.

In all types of acute and chronic illnesses, homeopathy applies the concept of individualisation, which means that even if two people are suffering from the same type of migraine, a homeopathic doctor will study the whole case history of each of the patients — their exact nature of symptoms, temperament, feelings, likes and dislikes — and then suggest a remedy suitable for each of them to ascertain deep-rooted and permanent cures.

Self-help Tips

  • Learn how to relax at your workstation with deep breathing, meditation, or just listening to your favorite music
  • Eat a healthy diet, and don’t skip meals
  • Get regular hours of sleep
  • Drink plenty of fluids during the day
  • Reduce glare at work. Don’t sit under flickering or fluorescent lighting, and place a glare screen over your computer.
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