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Ocular Migraine Natural Solutions
An ocular migraine is a visual disturbance in one eye. It may cause partial vision loss, a distortion of objects or the appearance of dramatic visual effects, such as flashing lights, zigzag patterns and floaters (images of tiny specks floating across the eye). Any disturbing light show is temporary, usually only lasting about 15 to 20 minutes, but it's sometimes followed by a mild headache.
Ocular migraines are less common than classic migraine headaches, which are intense, throbbing headaches that may last for hours or even days. Migraines may or may not include auras. An aura also lasts about 15 to 20 minutes and causes similar visual disturbances as an ocular migraine, but often includes more severe symptoms such as motion sickness, dizziness, numbness and confusion.
No one really knows what causes migraines, but they seem to be related to a high stress lifestyle, a low tolerance for stress, hormonal changes, an imbalance in hormonal levels or a hypersensitivity to noise, pollution and odors. Reactions to caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and certain medications can also trigger migraines, as well as missing meals, dieting and high or low blood sugar.
The natural solution and treatment for ocular migraines is basically the same as the recommendation for a classic migraine headache. It includes adopting a low stress lifestyle, eliminating trigger foods and eating a good healthy migraine diet. This would include high quality fish oil supplements to reduce the inflammation and balance hormones. My recommendation can be found at www.omega-3.us.
For the vast majority of people, these diet and lifestyle changes should be enough to dramatically decrease both the frequency and severity of migraines. In time, using natural solutions, you should be able to eliminate all migraine headaches from your life. However, if your ocular migraines persist, be sure to consult a doctor.
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