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Migraine Headaches: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A migraine is a specific form of recurring headache that can sometimes be very intense. A lot of people get migraine attacks, especially women. They are responsible for about one in six of all headaches and are also one of the commonest causes of children’s headaches. Migraine usually only affects one side of the head and causes constant pain with irregular throbbing or pounding, which is made worse by movement of the head or lifting […]

Alternative Treatments for Migraines

Painful migraine headaches are one of the top 10 reasons why women seek to explore alternative therapies. Alternative medicine appeals to growing numbers of patients who either are not getting enough relief with conventional medications or there are no medications for certain condition, or those who wish to limit their reliance on medicinal drugs or simply prefer not to take any medications at all. For example, many patients take triptans, such as Maxalt or Imitrex, […]

How to Eliminate the Foods that Can Cause Migraines

There are many foods suspected of causing migraine headaches in susceptible individuals. In order to prevent migraine attacks you need to find out what triggers them and then steer clear of the offenders. But, that is not so easy. The problem is there are so many possible triggers that you must become a bit of a detective to identify what is really causing your headaches. Some triggers are quite obvious, such as alcohol, which affects […]

The Link between Migraine and Estrogen Fluctuations

Migraine is a chronic neurological condition characterized by painful, throbbing headaches. Headaches may or may not be accompanied by aura (warning signs) while some people may also experience migraine with aura but without a headache, also known as silent migraine. There is currently no cure for migraines, so the aim of the treatment is to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks and the severity of their symptoms. Nearly 10% of the population is affected by […]