Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids improves migraine symptoms

 
 
 

Migraine is not just a strong headache; it is a neurological disease, like epilepsy. The most common symptoms of a migraine attack (which lasts between 4 and 72 hours) are throbbing headache, extreme sensitivity to light, noise, touch and smell, nausea, vomiting and lack of energy. It is often difficult to predict when an attack is going to happen and symptoms can change from one attack to the next.

If you have migraines, you are part of the 10% of the world population with the same problem (migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses). If you have migraines, you are part of the 10% of the world population with the same problem (migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses). Talk to your Doctor about your symptoms in as much detail as possible, this will help him/her to diagnose and treat your type of migraine. And, of course, self- or over-medication will not help you to regain your daily life (work, family and social activities).

Preventive and complementary treatment of migraines includes proper diet. Recent studies have shown that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids improves migraine symptoms, and lower intake of EPA and DHA has been associated with higher frequency of migraine attacks.

 

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Omega-3 in the prevention of migraine attacks

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