Migraines and headaches can be painful enough to interfere with your ability to participate in daily activities. Over 12% of the population are affected with migraines and they are the top reason many individuals visit a neurologist. Urgent care doctors are able to provide safe and effective care for this type of pain. Dr. Daniel Benhuri in Beverly Hills provides comprehensive headaches and migraines treatment for families throughout the Los Angeles area in California.
Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines
Symptoms of headaches and migraines may vary in intensity and length of time among individuals. Migraines feature throbbing pain, typically on one side of the head, with nausea and sensitivity to sound or light. Some individuals may experience visual disturbances. Other symptoms may include fatigue, vision loss, irritability and difficulty speaking. These symptoms can last for hours to days.
Causes of Headaches and Migraines
The cause of migraines is not completely understood by medical researchers. There are no diagnostic tests a primary care physician can use to identify signs of a migraine. Environmental factors and genetics are believed to have a contributing role. Chemical imbalances in the brain may also be a potential cause. Triggers may include hormonal changes, caffeinated drinks, stress, sensory stimuli, food, weather, medications and sleep changes.
Women may be more likely to experience headaches and migraines than men. Headaches for women may be most noticeable shortly before and after menstruation. Migraines typically start occurring around adolescence and peak in intensity for individuals between 30 to 40 years old. Treatment options may include a combination of medications and lifestyle changes with diet and exercise. Early treatment as soon as a headache or migraine starts can significantly reduce the intensity of symptoms.
Beverly Hills Headaches and Migraines Treatment
Headaches and migraines can significantly impact your well-being and overall quality of life. If you are experiencing symptoms, Dr. Daniel Benhuri can recommend a personalized care plan to provide long-lasting relief. Most health insurance plans are accepted and new patients are welcome at the Beverly Hills clinic. If you need urgent care treatment, evening and weekend hours are available for appointment scheduling. Schedule an appointment today.