Migraine is a type of Headache and most of the people confuse every headache with migraine. It is therefore important to clearly understand Migraine and how it is different from any other kind of headache. Migraine is a headache which ranges from moderate to severe. Typically the migraine headache affects one side of the brain, is pulsating in nature and may last from 3 hours to several days. The patient may experience nausea, vomitting, sensitivity to light and sound and the pain may increase with physical activity. Most of the people who suffer from migraine get the intuition that the headache is about to happen. Before puberty more boys than girls are affected with migraine, however after puberty, the number of women who suffer migraine are much more than men.
Exact cause of migraine is still unknown but the occurence is more in people who have a family history. Psychological factors like Depression and Anxiety are also known to cause migraine headache. In women the migraine headache occurs around the menstruation period and rarely occur in women after menopause. Since there is no definite answer to the cause of migraine, the best course is to avoid the triggers and take timely treatment.
The best practice in the treatment of migraine is the prevention. One must avoid the triggers like hunger, fatigue, stress, anxiety in order to reduce the severity of migraine. The best line of treatment is the pain medication but it will have maximum impact when taken just before the headache starts. The moment you get the intuition that the migraine headache is about to start you should take the pain medication for it to have maximum impact.
Massage and other relaxation techniques will also reduce the frequency of migraine attacks as would regular physical exercise. Overuse of pain medication can also make the migraine more troublesome. Using pain medication for more than 3 days in a week is not recommended. Drinking Coffee also works in the same way as the pain medication and having a cup of coffee just before the migraine headache starts is also recommended. One in Seven people in this world suffer from Migraine so when you are going through this phase do not think that you are alone. More than 1 Billion people in this world go through the same pain but the solution is available and you should consult the right doctor for the same.
The cost for the treatment is not significant in terms of the cost of the doctor consultation, tests or the medicines. However the cost incurred due to decreased productivity and deterioration in the quality of life is a very significant cost of the disease. It is therefore important that you reach to the right doctor for the treatment of Migraine Headache. Dr Suresh V Sharma, a physician with over 45 years of experience is considered an authority on the treatment of migraine headaches in the city of Gurgaon. Dr Sumit Singh one of the most renowned neurologist in India who got his medical training and most of the vital experience from one of the most premier institutes in India - All India Institute of Medical Sciences has done commendable work in the field of Headache and Migraine and his work is the guiding light for so many doctors who are treating this condition. Patients from all parts of the world travel to Gurgaon, India for getting treatment from Dr Sumit Singh in cases where the doctors in their own city or country have not been able to treat the condition to their satisfaction.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of India in and around New Delhi. We bring to you some of the finest hospitals in India which specialize in the field of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fortis Hospital, Paras Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Max Hospital and Medanta Medicity are all located in the city of Gurgaon which is just 20 minutes drive from the New Delhi airport. Hospital like BLK, Max and Apollo are located in the city of New Delhi which is about 40 minutes drive from the airport. Gurgaon is considered as the Mecca of Indian Healthcare as you can find the best doctors and hospitals all within a distance of 4-5 kms from each other.
MRI is the backbone of any good Neurological hospital. We have the latest 3 Tesla MRI Scanner for providing the best in class diangostic results. Other diagnostic tools at our disposal include CT Scan, PET CT Scan, Video EEG, EMG, NCV, Sleep Study, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Mammography, DEXA Scan, Digital X-Ray and Pathology Lab. We have state of art Intensive Care Units to take care of the most sick patients. The hospitals have fully modular operation theatres equipped with high precision microscopes to carry out the most complex of the brain surgeries with excellent outcomes.
Our team of neurologists include some of the finest names in the world of Neurology like Dr Praveen Gupta, Dr Sumit Singh, Dr Vikas Sharma, Dr Namit Gupta, Dr J.D.Mukherji, Dr Kapil Aggarwal, Dr Rakesh Jain, Dr Sunil Singla, Dr Rajnish Kumar, Dr Rajiv Anand, Dr Mayank Chawla and Dr Satish Jain. While Dr Praveen Gupta is considered as an authority on stroke patients, Dr Sumit Singh has vast experience in the management of all kinds of Headaches and Migraine. Dr Namit Gupta is considered an authority when it comes to diseases like Epilepsy and Parkinsons.
Dr Praveen Gupta is Director of Neurology at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Sumit Singh is the Director of Neurology at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Namit Gupta is Consultant Neurology at Max Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajnish Kumar is Consultant Neurology at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr JD Mukherji is Consultant Neurology at Max Hospital, New Delhi
Dr Kapil Aggarwal is Consultant Neurologist at Gurgaon
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