Saturday, March 4, 2017

Facts and Fallacies: Almonds for Migraine


Some people who suffer from migraine are found to be deficient in magnesium and certain  vitamins. This proves to be one of the factor for causing such attacks!

Almonds are rich in magnesium and vitamin B2 ( riboflavin ) and contain salicin, an anti-  inflammatory agent and ingredient in aspirin. So 10- 12 almonds a day, equivalent to 2 aspirins helps in preventing acute attacks of migraine.

However, for those who are allergic to salicin, almonds may even trigger migraine attacks! Therefore prior testing is important in such cases.

Many recent updates and drugs have become available to treat the attacks but no single one is effective in long- term. For those deficient in magnesium and allergic to salicin,  infuse magnesium sulfate solution i.v.  over 3- 5 minutes.

That's all
- Jaskunwar Singh

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