At least 39 million Americans live with regular migraines, which lowers quality of life and can be debilitating. Although there are many purported medications, one of the most effective treatment options you can turn to is IV therapy for migraines. Learn more about migraines and how IV therapy can help.
A migraine is not just a bad headache. It is a neurological disease that can cause various symptoms, including a debilitating headache on one side of the head. A migraine can worsen with physical activity, light, smells, sounds, and other stimuli.
Because an underlying health condition does not cause it, a migraine is considered to be a primary headache. Some of the most common symptoms of migraines include the following:
- Moderate-to-severe headache
- Sensitivity to light
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Feeling very warm or very cold
- Tender scalp
Migraines run in families, so there may also be a genetic component.
Some people have triggers that can lead to migraines, including certain foods, getting too little or too much sleep, experiencing emotional stress, and more. By knowing your triggers, you can be prepared when a migraine strikes or may even be able to prevent pain.
People of all ages, races, and sexes can get migraines. However, women are disproportionately affected.
If you experience migraines, turning to IV drip therapy may be an excellent way of finding relief.
One common migraine trigger is dehydration. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance can cause low blood pressure, which leads to headaches, including severe ones like migraines.
One common remedy is drinking water. However, that involves your digestive system and thus takes longer to offer relief. Instead, you can get electrolytes, saline, and other nutrients injected directly into your veins. This allows you to start feeling the effects almost at once.
Along with nutrients and fluids, IV therapy allows you to receive painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications right into your bloodstream. We rely on Toradol, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that can help with severe pain by reducing the hormones that cause inflammation.
Migraines have a tendency to cause nausea that makes it impossible for you to eat or even drink water without feeling like you are going to be sick. IV therapy can provide medications like Zofran to alleviate these symptoms. Especially when taken intravenously, Zofran can quickly offer relief from all nausea.
If you know that dehydration or a lack of certain nutrients can trigger a migraine, you can choose to have regular maintenance IV therapy sessions to prevent them. Your sessions can occur every week or every month — whatever works for your schedule. Regular sessions will let you get the help you need to avoid not just migraines but other types of headaches as well.
If you turn to us at Vital Flow Infusions, you can get relief from migraines without having to do more than set up an appointment. We come directly to you with our mobile IV therapy services.
Our nurses can evaluate your condition and provide the IV therapy option best suits your needs. And if a migraine strikes at your place of work, we can come there, too.
Studies have found that magnesium can help prevent migraines and other headaches. People who experience regular migraines tend to have lower levels of magnesium in their blood, so adding this mineral to your diet can help you avoid future migraines.
Many of our IV therapy options contain magnesium, so a regular therapy session can help keep your mineral levels up.
You don’t have to live through the painful hours or days a migraine can last. At the first sign of a migraine, you can contact us at Vital Flow Infusions, and we will come to you to help you — whether at your home, at your office, or in another location in Sioux Falls, SD.
Our highly experienced nurses are ready to examine you and listen to your symptoms so that they can prepare a customized treatment that you can depend on. Whether you need IV hydration or a boost of nutrients, our mobile IV therapy services offer the care you need.
Don’t go wait any longer to get relief from migraines. Call us right away to schedule a visit from our team.