Consumption of favorite foods such as chocolate, salted foods or containing MSG, and processed meats do indulge the stomach. Unfortunately, the food is suspected of triggering a person exposed to abdominal migraines. Although it is still studied further, but it is suspected abdominal occurs due to a change in the rate of two compounds produced by the body, namely histamine and serotonin.
Unlike the migraine that usually attacks the head, abdominal migraine attacks the abdominal area. The trigger can also come from a feeling of sadness or worry. Not only that, swallowing a lot of air can be a trigger or cause similar stomach symptoms as this can cause bloating and difficult to eat.
Abdominal migraines often occur in children – children than adults. Most cases occur in children who have a family history with abdominal migraines. Girls are more prone to stomach migraines than boys. Symptoms of abdominal migraine are difficulty chewing or swallowing eating, fatigue, pale or flushed skin, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and there is a dark circle under the eyes.
Each migraine attack lasts between one hour to three days. In the sidelines of migraine abdominal attacks, children look healthy and show no symptoms. The symptoms of abdominal migraine are similar to many gastrointestinal conditions (GI) of other childhood because it involves the area of the digestive system. The difference is the symptoms of stomach migraine come and go for days until many months with symptoms that come and go.
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Abdominal Migraine TreatmentUnfortunately because this disease is minimal information, then doctors give medication based on the symptoms that arise. Hydration therapy (especially if there is a significant vomiting), NSAIDS, Antinausea drugs, and Triptans is a type of medication that can be used but adjusted to the patient's age.
When this disease often arises, preventive therapy used for other forms of migraine can be performed. In addition, although not yet fully proven, it is recommended to reduce chocolate consumption, high MSG food, and processed meats.
Abdominal Prevention MigrainesChildren with abdominal migraine problems can recognize the trigger condition, of course with the help of parents and doctors. Parents can create a diary, such as the date and time the child experiences this condition, food and medicine they ate earlier, things they did before it happened.
Other preventive efforts include avoiding certain triggers, including foods that contain nitrates. If the trigger is unknown, the doctor recommends the patient (or their parent) to avoid dairy products in whatever they eat or do. It helps identify factors that trigger migraine symptoms. In addition, patients are also encouraged to:
- Eat with a balanced pattern rich in fruits and vegetables.
- Avoiding processed foods and fast food.
- Drink plenty of water to help the body secrete toxins.
- Adequate rest.
- Learn to manage stress and anxiety.
- More physically active.
- The Prognosis of stomach migraine patients is very good. This treatment is effective, not only in relieving symptoms, but also preventing future attacks.