Netizen said: my father had migraine since he was young. Taking painkillers can relieve it; I’m 60 years old now. I seem to have a lot of headaches in the past two years. Is this still a migraine? Is there a cerebrovascular problem?
Reminder: migraines and strokes can have headaches. If you want to know whether headache belongs to “migraine” or headache caused by cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, you can refer to these two points:
1,In terms of age
Most migraines begin to appear at a young age, less in their fifties and sixties; Therefore, if the middle-aged and elderly people have no migraine before and have a sudden headache now, they must think of other reasons, especially those with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease and so on.
2,From the characteristics of headache
The performance of migraine is relatively fixed. The attack often shows that the pain gradually intensifies, may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, allergy to light, sound and smell, and obvious pulsation around one eye or temple; Some people have premonitions before the onset of migraine, such as seeing flashes, lines, etc.
People with a history of migraine for many years are familiar with these manifestations. Therefore, if the manifestations of recent headache are significantly different from those in the past, we should also be careful.
Therefore, if the attack is frequent or the performance is different, it is recommended to see the neurology department to see the specific reasons.
How should migraine do? If it is “migraine”, the following measures can be taken to alleviate discomfort——
If you have a headache, it is recommended to send the things on your hands and head and find a quiet, dark room to have a rest. Usually, it is recommended to rest for half an hour.
2,Cold compress with towel or ice bag
Apply a wet towel, a towel wrapped with ice or an ice bag on your head, so that the blood vessels of the head contract and the symptoms of headache will be relieved.
3,Massage the head
If you don’t massage your head properly, it’s an effective way to relieve migraine. But remember that you can’t press it at will, or massage in an informal massage and beauty shop. You should go to a regular hospital. In addition, if you want to prevent migraine attacks, don’t drink too much coffee in your daily life, stay up late, drink less, exercise more, and eat more fruits and vegetables rich in magnesium. It should be reminded that if the headache lasts too long, more than 24 hours, and the condition is not good, but aggravated, then you should go to the hospital in time.