Posts Tagged ‘Migraine Causes’

Lifetime Television “The Balancing Act” Interviews Curt Hendrix, Creator of MigreLief, Regarding Migraine Headache Relief

June 25th, 2011

Curt Hendrix, creator of MigreLief, is interviewed on Lifetime’s Balancing Act.

Mr. Hendrix discusses causes and treatment of migraines, especially as related to women who suffer from migraine headaches.

More than 30 million people in the US suffer from migraines, and more than three-quarters are women. The key is not to treat the symptoms, but prevent the severe headaches from ever forming. We’ll show you how to do it naturally.  Watch The Balancing Act interview below.

 

Sleep Deprivation and Migraines

August 19th, 2010

Sleep Deprivation Shown to Lead to Actual Changes in Brain Protein Associated With Migraine Pain

Perhaps you’ve read some of the past articles where I spell out the importance of consistent, quality sleep, for overall health and specifically for migraine sufferers.

Now researchers at Missouri State University have demonstrated that sleep deprivation actually leads to changes in key brain proteins that are associated with migraines developing.

These proteins, in essence, seem to render nerves more susceptible to expressing pain and these protein levels increase with increasing sleep deprivation.

Techniques to calm down your brain before going to sleep such as mediation, not thinking about work or other nagging responsibilities the hour before you go to sleep, taking hot baths, using natural supplements that are calming and shown to make falling and staying asleep easier, are all options.

To the best of health,

Curt Hendrix M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S.

Smoking Cigarettes and Migraine Headaches

May 9th, 2010

A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain found that smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day will precipitate migraines. The research involved 300 medical students who were well trained in being able to identify a migraine from another type of headache. According to Dr. Pascual, the lead researcher in the study, “smoking is a precipitating factor of this type of headache, as the prevalence of active smokers is one third higher in migraine sufferers and there is a direct relationship between the number of cigarettes consumed and the frequency of migraine attacks”. The expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true for migraines, as they have been linked with increased risk of stroke, brain lesions and even heart attacks. So for those of you who are smokers and experiencing migraines, dropping to 5 cigarettes a day or less could lessen the frequency of your migraines. Add in your MigreLief daily to further increase your benefits.

López-Mesonero et al. Smoking as a precipitating factor for migraine: a survey in medical students. The Journal of Headache and Pain, 2009; 10 (2): 101 DOI:

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Belly Fat and Migraine Risk

April 24th, 2010

Belly Fat and Migraine Risk – Curt Hendrix M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S.

In a paper presented at the American Academy of Neurology, it was suggested that patients between the ages of 20-55 ( both men and women but especially women) who had bigger waistline, particularly with excess fat around the stomach, were at increased risk of experiencing migraines.

The fat cells can release inflammatory proteins called cytokines, which may play a role in causing migraines. Gentle, but consistent aerobic exercise with moderate calorie reduction can help reduce abdominal fat and help chronic migraineurs.

If monthly or more frequent migraines are something you struggle with learn about MigreLief at www.migrelief.com.

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