Difference a Headache and a Migraine

Did you know that migraine is more frequent in women and has a higher incidence between 10 years and 40 years? Migraine affects about 6% of men, 18% of women and in general 11% of people and although there is still no clarity about the factors that develop it, it has been shown that there is a genetic factor. sometimes the pain of teeth can be the cause of your headache, you have to go with your dentist maybe you need veneers in Tijuana with Baja Dent.

It is important to always consult with the treating physician to diagnose if the pain is a headache or a migraine, it is also important that as patients we can identify what is the triggering factor of pain since in all people are different.

How to differentiate a headache from a migraine?

Migraine Headache
Non-pulsating pain. Pulsatile pain
Pain that does not interrupt the daily routine Pain that interrupts the daily routine
Respond to analgesics Does not respond to analgesics
Vomiting and nausea
Sensitivity to noise, light and smells
Pain that gets worse with exercise
It lasts between 4 hours and 3 days

Types of Migraine
Migraine with Aura Migraña without Aura
Pulsatile pain Pulsative pain
Pain that interrupts the daily routine Pain that interrupts the daily routine
Does not respond to analgesics Does not respond to analgesics
Vomiting and nausea Vomiting and nausea
Sensitivity to noise, light and odors Sensitivity to noise, light and odors
Pain that gets worse with exercise Pain that gets worse with exercise
Visual disturbances: bright spots, blurred vision, blind spots
Photophobia
Other sensory, auditory and motor disturbances such as tingling sensation
Tips to Prevent Migraine
• Practice cardiovascular exercise
• Have a healthy diet
• Enough rest
• Avoid stress
• Self-relaxation exercises
• Drink plenty of water
• Avoid the use of tobacco and alcohol
• Reduce or avoid caffeine consumption

Trigger factors of a migraine
1. Stress
2. Changes in sleep, either sleeping a little or sleeping a lot
3. Consumption of drinks with high caffeine content such as wine
4. Hormonal changes in women due to the fluctuation of estrogen
5. Fasting or skipping meals
6. The consumption of some medications such as oral contraceptives and vasodilators
7. Types of foods such as salted, processed or aged cheeses
8. Strong odors, loud sounds or very bright lights
9. Additives and preservatives such as sweeteners and glutamate