CAN FASTING TRIGGER MIGRAINE ?
On the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, many of us feel severe headaches during the day while fasting and these headaches are also known as migraine. Get to know the reasons and how to cure it during fasting in the upcoming lines.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS OF MIGRAINE DURING FASTING ?
This is due to some wrong habits that we follow in the rest of the year, including the complete dependence on caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea and instant coffee.
Also, we may experience severe migraine attacks, due to the lack of nicotine in the body, and this is due to heavy smoking, such as smoking regular and electronic cigarettes and hookahs.
Undoubtedly, the lack of glucose levels in the body also leads to the experience of migraine attacks.
This occurs as a result of the body not getting the usual percentage of caffeine, nicotine and sugars during fasting hours.
Additionally, not drinking adequate amount of water for several hours may lead to headache.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MIGRAINE ?
- Visual phenomena, such as seeing different shapes, bright spots, or flashes of light
- Vision loss
- Sensation of pins and needles in an arm or leg
- Weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body
- Difficulty in speaking
- Hearing noises or loud voices
- Jerking or other uncontrollable movements
- The pain is usually on one side of your head, but often on both sides
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and sometimes smell and touch
- Vomiting and nausea
HERE ARE 10 WAYS HOW TO AVOID MIGRAINE EPISODES
- Paying attention to the suhoor meals and eating an integrated meal of vegetables, proteins and dates
- Drink large quantities of water from the breakfast period until the pre-dawn meal
- Exercising regularly, as the body produces chemicals during exercise, and these materials help to get rid of pain
- When experiencing fits, find a quiet place, turn off the lights, and sit in a dark room
Apply hot compresses to your head and neck
- Also put cold compresses on your head and neck. It is necessary to try heat therapy methods and find out what works for you.
- Minimize distractions. Make your bedroom just for sleep. Do not watch TV or take work-related things to bed with you. Close the bedroom door. Use a fan to block out distracting noises.
- Try to avoid foods that cause you a migraine when eating breakfast or suhoor, and these foods may be chocolate and drinks that contain caffeine.
- Relax. Deep breathing from the diaphragm can help you relax. Focus on inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply for at least 10 minutes a day. It may also help to relax your muscles for short periods, one set at a time. When you’re done, sit quietly for a minute or two.
- Keep your life simple. Look for ways to incorporate more activities or daily chores into your day’s schedule. Instead, look for things that you can ignore.