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Migraine offered in Tyler and Lindale, TX

About Migraine

If you struggle with extreme head pain associated with migraines, see the experts at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. in Tyler and Lindale, Texas. The skilled providers offer migraine treatments to ease the discomfort and enhance your quality of life. Schedule a migraine evaluation by phone or book one online today.

Migraine Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are severe headaches that often feel debilitating when not treated. Furthermore, migraines could be a sign of an underlying medical issue that requires medical intervention. If you struggle with migraine pain, see the specialists at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. as soon as possible for an evaluation.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

The hallmark symptoms of migraines include:

  • Severe head pain
  • Visual disturbances
  • Throbbing or pulsing pain
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Light or sound sensitivity

Migraines may last a few hours up to a day or longer. Sometimes the pain is so severe that it diminishes your ability to complete everyday activities.

What can cause migraines?

The causes and risk factors for developing migraines include:

  • Hormone changes
  • Menopause in women
  • Pregnancy
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Bright or flashing lights
  • Stress
  • Weather changes
  • Sleep changes
  • Intense physical exertion
  • Sexual activity
  • Some medications 
  • Certain foods
  • Food additives
  • Being in your 30s
  • Family history of migraines
  • Tumors
  • Dehydration 
  • Being female

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines.

Often, combinations of environmental factors and genetics both play roles in experiencing migraines.

How does my specialist diagnose migraines?

Your specialist diagnoses migraines after discussing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order blood testing, an MRI, a CT scan, or other on-site imaging procedures.

How are migraines treated?

Your Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. specialist may recommend one or more of the following treatments for migraines:

  • Avoiding migraine triggers
  • Medications
  • Diet, exercise, or sleep changes
  • Drinking more water
  • Hormone treatments 
  • Stress-reduction techniques 
  • Other lifestyle changes

You may need more than one type of migraine treatment to have the most relief. Your provider tailors each treatment to ensure an exceptional outcome.

If your migraines result from a tumor or other complications, a Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. provider refers you to a specialist for further diagnostic testing or treatment. They follow up with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate care.

To benefit from migraine relief, schedule an evaluation at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. by phone or book one online today.