Sometimes it happens to feel the symptoms so particular as to make us worry, when instead, they are only the signal of conditions that are certainly disabling but very treatable.
Let’s think, for example, of visual disturbances. Suddenly feeling flashes of light, or blurring of one or both eyes, could frighten us. And get us to think the worst.
And instead this could be the clear symptom that you suffer from a very widespread but certainly treatable disease.
Visual disturbances and tingling in the limbs could hide this widespread neurological pathology
Visual disturbances along with other symptoms are typical of migraines. In fact, this form of headache seems to affect about 12% of the population in Italy alone.
Migraine, although belonging to the family of headaches, represents a very particular type of headache. Usually, it presents with very throbbing pain, affecting only one side of the head.
Another peculiar feature is given by the fact that the headache could be preceded by some symptoms, such as the aura. That is precisely the flashes of light described above.
A distinction is therefore made in medicine between migraines with or without aura.
In the case of an aura, therefore, the subject, before being affected by pain, feels these visual disturbances, which hinder the regular performance of various daily activities. For example, if you are driving, it becomes impossible to continue.
But what are the other symptoms besides the aura?
Another very common symptom is tingling in some limbs, such as the hands. Tingling which, just like the aura, usually occurs before the migraine attack and could last for the duration of the same.
Migraine is very disabling, precisely because it does not allow the affected person to continue his daily life.
Often it is necessary to stay in bed and in a dark place.
The times to recover from a migraine attack are quite long. The affected person, in the most severe forms, stays in bed for hours, almost always feels the urge to vomit, regardless of whether he has eaten or not.
But the annoying thing is that even when the headache subsides, it is difficult to get your life back in your hand right away. In fact, there remains a sense of tiredness, stiffness in the neck and difficulty speaking. Precisely because as soon as we speak or move, the pain in the head returns.
What are the causes and possible treatments
They could be multiple. They range from the intake of certain drinks, such as alcohol, as well as the abuse of certain foods, such as chocolate.
But often stress-related reasons are behind a migraine attack.
In addition to contacting the doctor, therefore, it would be appropriate to combine pharmacological treatments, which have made great strides, with a healthy lifestyle. But also a little physical activity, to release the accumulated stress.
It is not necessary to overdo it. Indeed, efforts can trigger migraines. Simple walks are enough, perhaps done in the mountains, or by the sea, in any case in suitable places to make us relax.
Therefore, no worries because visual disturbances and tingling in the limbs could hide this widespread neurological pathology.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)