The Causes of Aura Migraine

Aura migraine is a common type of migraine, often classified as the casual aura migraine, wherein the person who suffers from it is experiencing not just severe pain in the head but also some sort of visual disturbances such as blurred vision, difficulty in distinguishing color, hallucinations, partial blindness and eye numbness. These disturbances are also called auras, and these usually proceed to migraine headaches most of the times. The auras usually happen for about minutes then to hours before the migraine starts to trigger. The auras can occur without pain, and this is called a migraine equivalent.

The causes of aura migraine are also similar with the causes that trigger the actual migraine. But generally, the cause of aura migraine is the preceding of the migraine attack. So what are focused here will be the causes of migraine itself. Scientifically, migraine is caused by the rapid narrowing and swelling of the blood vessels and some of it being clogged in due to excessive secretion of chemicals produced by the nerve fibers in the brain that causes the blockage. These activities inside the brain are due to the man’s involvement on harmful acts, plus some factors in the environment. Some of these include:

(1) eating certain foods that you are allergic of;

(2) frequent smoking and drinking;

(3) bright lights and loud sounds;

(4) unbalanced diet and lack of exercise;

(5) irregular sleep and rest;

(6) engaging in stressful activities;

(7) eating foods with many preservatives such as monosodium glutamate and tyramine;

(8) physical, mental and emotional stress;

(9) tensions and pressures; and

(10) hormonal changes.

The term “aura” describes a neurological disorder that occurs shortly before the migraine starts to be felt. The symptoms of aura migraine include visual, sensory, auditory and natural symptoms. Visual symptoms are events that happen in the eyes that affects the sight; sensory and auditory symptoms are those that affect the hearing and sensing capabilities of the migraine sufferer; and natural symptoms include fears, tensions and anxieties. Visual aura migraine is the most common among the neurological events. The visual changes that happen before the occurrence of the aura migraine include: appearance of zigzag lines in the sight, flashing lights, visual hallucinations, blurredness, sighting blind spots which are temporary, sensitivity to light and pain in the eyeballs. Aura migraines also include auditory changes such as hearing unusual voices and sounds and their modulations from the environment. Other disturbances include smelling strange scents, feelings of numbness, weakness or unsteadiness, inability to understand or comprehend, inability to speak properly and clearly, the feeling of being separated from your own body, excessive saliva forming in the mouth and gustatory hallucinations.

Aura migraines can cause great discomfort, but this is not life-threatening, unless you did not took care of yourself from this painful disorder. There are proper medications in treating aura migraine such as natural cures and drugs. But when they are taken excessively, it will result to more severe migraines; when they are consumed for a long period of time, they can cause stomach pains, ulcers and internal hemorrhages. The frequency of the migraine can be determined by knowing the intensity of the aura. So the things should be prevented when experiencing an aura are driving, playing a sport, studying and being exposed to radiations. Aura tends to show up first before the migraine, so at the first place, start knowing the possible medications to treat that. Aura migraines are difficult to handle like other forms of migraines, but this condition is considered to be the disorder with the widest scope.