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Oct14

How does the weather affect migraines?

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How does the weather affect migraines?

Tens of millions of people undergo chronic migraine headaches in the United States. A major way for those suffering from migraine to find relief is avoidance of triggers – the dietary, emotional, and environmental elements that lead to attacks. Marcia Cross, star of Desperate Housewives, found that cutting down on chocolate and red wine (1) was particularly helpful in curbing her frequency of attacks.

Oct10

Known Celebrities who suffer from Migraines

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Known Celebrities who suffer from Migraines

You certainly do not need to be a celebrity to suffer from migraines. In fact, there is a huge pool of migraine sufferers, statistics show, in the US: 40,000,000 Americans have the neurological disorder. Migraine sufferers not only deal with excruciating head pain; they also often see their migraine attacks compounded with symptoms such as vomiting and light sensitivity.

Oct02

Migraines and Pregnancy

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Migraines and Pregnancy

No one ever said that pregnancy doesn't come with challenges. As if morning sickness were not enough, migraines can also be a common issue experienced by pregnant women. The medical science on the migraine headache is steadily growing, though, which is good news for anyone suffering from excruciating head pain. Finding a viable solution can make it easier for a pregnant woman to focus on other concerns.

Sep12

How headaches and migraines affect workplace performance

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How headaches and migraines affect workplace performance

Finding appropriate migraine treatment is crucial because of the broadness of its impact. Not only does the patient suffer pain, but headaches and migraines can affect relationships as well. Beyond personal life, head pain disorders can have severe repercussions in the workplace as well. Intense headaches and migraines at work both can decrease the performance of afflicted individuals and negatively impact the market

Sep06

The dangers of Triptans: Are they a long-term solution?

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The dangers of Triptans: Are they a long-term solution?

A common concern of those on any kind of headache or migraine drug therapy is side effects. Of course, anyone with intense and chronic head pain will do just about anything to relieve it. However, no one wants to make the problem worse or experience additional health issues as a result of headache or migraine prescriptions.

Sep05

The difference between Cluster Headaches and Migraine

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The difference between Cluster Headaches and Migraine

People often don't understand the difference between cluster headaches and migraines. Let's briefly explore these health disorders so you can better understand what you specifically have and what treatment approaches might work best for you.

Cluster Headaches vs. Migraines

Here are several similarities and differences between cluster headaches and migraines:

Aug30

What links depression and migraines?

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What links depression and migraines?

Depression and migraine: both can be debilitating health issues, and both are associated with brain chemistry. It may not be that surprising that having excruciatingly painful headache-like episodes could generate a clinically negative perspective in a patient. However, a study conducted in 2011 revealed that the connection can be formed in the reverse order: depression can cause migraines (1).

Aug29

Insomniac with a Migraine: What is the connection?

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Insomniac with a Migraine: What is the connection?

If you can say one thing about migraines, it's that they're complicated. There are many different migraine triggers, and symptoms differ as well (1). Migraines are unlike headaches, even in their basic physiological behavior. Migraines involve dilation of blood vessels in the head, while headaches involve contraction of those same vessels.

Aug23

5 things that can help you avoid Triggers

Categories // Headaches, Stress Relief, Migraines

5 things that can help you avoid Triggers

Headaches and migraines can be frustrating because it’s unclear exactly what their medical causes are. However, risk factors – elements that increase the likelihood of occurrence – are known. In migraine and headache terminology, these factors are called the “triggers” for headaches.

Aug22

Healthy Living: Tips to reduce stress throughout the day

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Healthy Living: Tips to reduce stress throughout the day

Finding long-term relief for migraine and tension headaches is vitally important for those suffering from these excruciating neurological disorders. However, it's also possible to avoid the most common headache and migraine triggers. Though the medical cause of a migraine or tension headache remains unknown, certain factors can generate an individual flare-up and/or increase its severity, such as various foods and stress (1).We'll discuss the latter specifically below.

Aug13

Beware: Neurostimulation Implants should be the last resort

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Beware Neurostimulation Implants Surgery for Migraines

One of the particularly damaging effects of migraine is that the pain is so great, many patients will do just about anything to get it to go away. For instance, both prescription and over-the-counter pain medications are overused in an effort to curb symptoms. Additionally, those suffering from migraine should beware undergoing neurostimulation implant surgery.

 

Aug05

Sound sensitivity with migraines can be caused by more than loud sounds

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Sounds Sensitivity

We all know that migraines are painful, affect the head, and are a health problem. Like anything, we tend to paint our understanding of the migraine in broad strokes. Part of what is unusual about the disease, though, is how diverse it is. 

Jul29

What do migraines & intimacy levels have in common?

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Migraines effect sex life

Unfortunately, migraines aren't just about head pain, they can cause problems in other areas of our lives. One primary example is in the area of intimacy. Researchers have repeatedly studied the effects of headaches on sexual relationships between couples.

Jun13

Your Job May be the Cause of Your Headaches

Categories // Headaches, Stress Relief, Migraines

Your Job May be the Cause of Your Headaches

Do you suffer from headaches? Unfortunately, you are not alone: 90% of Americans suffer from headaches on an occasional or regular basis. Often, headaches seem out of our control, and we feel like victims. That doesn't have to be the case.

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