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November 7, 2023

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How to deal with a migraine

If you suffer from migraine headaches you know how debilitating they can be. You have probably tried a number of migraine treatments with little or no relief as well, which makes you feel like banging your head against the wall. Why not, it couldn’t hurt any worse, right? You dread the moment you get the first sign, or aura, of a migraine coming on. You start to see spots, feel sensitive to light, smells, or sounds, and may feel dizzy or nauseated. You just want to find a dark room and tuck yourself into bed somewhere. Migraine sufferers are unable to function at work, school, or anywhere else for that matter. According to The National Migraine Association, also known as MAGNUM (http://www.migraines.org), reports that 36 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches. With improved recognition of symptoms and diagnosis by health care providers, a 60% increase in migraine sufferers has been noted over the past decade. Migraines are different in each individual and not everyone experiences the same symptoms, which is why some migraine treatments are more effective than others, making the process somewhat complicated. Migraine headaches are a neurological disease with biological causes that are often […] read more
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What is a cluster headache?

Two heads are better than one! A cluster of heads is still better! But this cluster headache is definitely not desirable! One should not suffer from this chasing disease. It is chasing because once this headache starts, it occurs daily over a period of weeks extending up to several months! Then it may suddenly disappear and dramatically reappear during the same season in the ensuing year. Its timing is marked and it is perfect! Who or what is responsible for this cluster headache? Nothing is known for certain. But it is reasonably proven that changes in the walls of blood vessels in the head have a role to play in the advancement of the cluster headache! The brain by itself is a non-committal entity. It feels no pain. The pain of headache comes from the tissues surrounding the brain, the attaching structure at the base of the brain. The muscles, the scalp vessels, the vessel of the face and neck, may cause cluster headache. Or it may be specifically to blood vessels dilation or to inflammation of nerves behind the eyes. The pattern of cluster headaches is very interesting. There are active periods and passive periods. Headache occurs in clusters. […] read more
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