Migraine is a special form of headache that occurs as an attack and is usually limited to one side of the head. It may be sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and noise, pain in the face, nausea, and vomiting. Pain and the frequency of occurrences can be reduced by medication.
Migraine is a specific form of headache that occurs on one side of the head. There are various sorts of migraines with different signs or symptoms. An attack of migraine is hard to be predicted but a person can often sense the beginning of an attack since the stages are clearly defined. Each attack happens in four to five phases including warning or premonitory stage, aura that might not be present, throbbing headache that is the main phase of the attack, resolution, and postdrome or recovery phase. It is useful to recognize these phases that can happen in combination or in an isolated way. The severity and length of each phase can vary and the combination of phases can change between attacks. Taking medicines before the symptoms can alleviate the attack effect. A child has often a short attack of a migraine compared to an adult who will experience it for a longer time of period.
Migraine symptoms are common and typically affect women more than men. Patients often complain of a pulsing headache around the temples, forehead, and above the eyes, which is compounded by physical activity. An attack usually lasts for several hours and may be announced by a precursor phase. During the migraine attack, sensitivity to light and noise commonly occurs, but it is also common to appear with nausea and vomiting. Some people experience visual auras such as flickering or motor disturbances. Patients usually find a quiet, dark room to lie down in while they recover.
Treatment of migraines involves taking pain reducing medication (NSAIDs, Paracetamol) or migraine medication (triptans) during a migraine attack. A specialist can prescribe other substances and methods of treatment to prevent or reduce further attacks. Many patients benefit from alternative methods such as acupuncture.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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