Children's MigreLief | MIGRELIEF - Part 2

Children’s MigreLief Category

Migraines in Children Associated with Behavioral Problems

September 27th, 2012

A recently published article in the journal Cephalagia found that children, who suffer from migraines and tension headaches, are much more likely to experience social issues, attention issues, depression and anxiety than children who do not.

The researchers examined the connection between migraines and tension type headaches and behavioral/emotional issues in almost 1,900 children between the ages of 5-11.

The results indicated that as the number of migraines a child experienced increased, the severity of the emotional issues increased. The children with the tension type headaches also showed similar issues, but they were not as severe.

Other published research supports these findings. Since the severity of the behavioral/emotional issues increased with the number of migraines experienced, it is logical that for children experiencing frequent migraines, parents and physicians should seek low side effect options to prevent and/or decrease as many migraines as possible.

Fortunately there is a proven effective alternative to children suffering a lifetime of migraine pain and abortive – pain relieving medications.

If you are not already familiar with Children’s MigreLief,  please visit MigreLief.com or read the following more in depth article on Migraine Headaches in Children – MigreLief® Turning Frowns Upside Down

To the Best of Health,

 

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

Chief Science Officer of Akeso Health Science LLC /MigreLief

Coupon Code MigraineFree3 - $3 off any MigreLief product. Coupon Code MigraineFree5 - $5 off 3 bottles of Migrelief. Not combinable with other offers. One per customer. Expires 9/30/12

[Study] Link Between Children Migraine and Depression

July 4th, 2012

HEADACHES IN CHILDREN SHOULD NOT  BE DISMISSED! 

One out of 4 children will have complained of headache pain before the age of 15.  Parents often dismiss headache complaints by children, or merely address the problem with a painkiller and a nap, not knowing their child may be on a path to a lifetime of suffering migraines.

Childhood migraines are often different than adult migraines. While adult migraines often last four hours or more, and settle on one side of the head, in a child,  a migraine may last for as little as one hour up to 72 hours and the pain is often felt across the front of the forehead or on both temples rather than on just one side.

As a result, childhood migraines are often dismissed as sinus headaches.  Some pediatric migraines don’t involve headache pain at all.  Instead, the child may have abdominal pain, vomiting or feelings of vertigo.

If a child is suffering headaches, parents should be on the look out for signs of migraine and also signs of depression as the two continue to be linked by scientific studies.

If you have a child suffering migraines, below is an article well worth reading posted earlier (2009) on the website Health24.  Following the article will be a list of migraine and depression symptoms.

Migraines Linked to Depression in Children
March  3, 2009 – Health24

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the USA has published new data that proves a link between children suffering from migraine and emotional disorders like depression. According to the study, “children suffering from migraines are at risk of developing emotional and behavioural problems such as depression and anxiety”.

The study, published in the latest edition of the medical journal Headache, tested child functioning with comparison to children who are not experiencing headaches or migraines. The results showed that children suffering from migraines were “demonstrating significant elevations in total behaviour problems and internalizing symptoms, including somatic complaints, anxiety and depression, and aggressive behaviour”.

According to Dr Elliot Shevel, South Africa’s migraine surgery pioneer, it is vital that parents do not dismiss headache complaints in children without proper investigation.

“Young children believe everything the parent says.” stated Shevel. “If you tell your child ‘you’re just making this up’ your child will believe you and start internalizing self blame. Internalizing this self blame for a medical condition over which the child has no control has been shown to cause serious psychological and emotional problems for the child.”

There is therefore a great deal of concern regarding the emotional–wellbeing of children with migraine, as these disturbances can result in children being misdiagnosed with depression, without proper treatment of their headache or migraine problem.

Headaches affect children’s lives
This new ground breaking study was a result of numerous calls made by the international headache community for rigorous research to help clarify the association of pediatric migraine with emotional and behavioural outcomes. The study is ground breaking in this respect as the data was verified by the use of a control group of families recruited from among class mates of the children suffering with migraines.

In an interview from Berlin where he is conducting research Shevel stated that “The prevalence of paediatric headache was determined in a study published in the British Medical Journal in 1994. According to the statistics about 10% of children suffer with headaches that seriously affect the quality of their lives.

“This new research is also a multi-centre study,” states Shevel “which means that data was collected simultaneously from three leading children’s hospitals across the USA. So the data is incredibly robust and reliable.

“Self reporting by the child was tabled against data collected from both parents.” explains Shevel further. This was another essential breakthrough in the research, as according to the study “children coping with chronic health conditions may be reluctant to acknowledge or disclose emotional distress”.

Long-term damage if not treated
“We’re relieved that after 16 years treating children with migraine at The Headache Clinic our experience of the psychological consequences of the condition has been validated by the contents of this powerful research. Parents who do not take children’s headache and migraine complaints seriously risk causing long term emotional damage to their child. Parents must remember that children suffer just as severely as adults if they are afflicted with this condition.”

*********************************

SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MIGRAINE – MAYO CLINIC

Migraines can cause:

  • Head pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to light and sound

Cоmpаrablе to the сlаssіс migrаinеs іn аdults, сhildrеn саn alѕo experienсе mild tо ѕeverе dіsсоmfоrt or рaіn in thе еye arеa, tеmpleѕ and forehead.The aсutenesѕ оf рaіn сan differ as well. It іs іmрeratіve tо loоk for signѕ оf paіn lіke іrritabіlіty, uncontrоllаble сryіng, facіal grimaсіng аnd frоwning


DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN – SIGNS & SYMPTOMS  (WebMD)

The symptoms of depression in children vary. It is often undiagnosed and untreated because they are passed off as normal emotional and psychological changes that occur during growth. Early medical studies focused on “masked” depression, where a child’s depressed mood was evidenced by acting out or angry behavior. While this does occur, particularly in younger children, many children display sadness or low mood similar to adults who are depressed. The primary symptoms of depression revolve around sadness, a feeling of hopelessness, and mood changes.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Irritability or anger.
  • Continuous feelings of sadness, hopelessness.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Increased sensitivity to rejection.
  • Changes in appetite — either increased or decreased.
  • Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep.
  • Vocal outbursts or crying.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Fatigue and low energy.
  • Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headachesat do not respond to treatment
  • Reduced ability to function during events and activities at home or with friends, in school, extracurricular activities, and in other hobbies or interests.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt.
  • Impaired thinking or concentration.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide.

Not all children have all of these symptoms. In fact, most will display different symptoms at different times and in different settings. Although some children may continue to function reasonably well in structured environments, most kids with significant depression will suffer a noticeable change in social activities, loss of interest in school and poor academic performance, or a change in appearance. Children may also begin using drugs or alcohol, especially if they are over the age of 12.

Childhood depression is different from the normal “blues” and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Just because a child seems sad, this does not necessarily mean he or she has significant depression.  If the sadness becomes persistent, or if disruptive behavior that interferes with normal social activities, interests, schoolwork, or family life develops, it may indicate that he or she has a depressive illness.

For information on doctor recommended, all natural, safe migraine support for adults and children, visit MigreLief.com

JUST TWO A DAY…

“A VITAMIN, A MINERAL AND A PLANT!”  MigreLief has been safely addressing children’s Migraines, age 2 or above, for 15 years (1996).  It is a safe option for children and a great alternative to side-effect prone prescription drugs.

THREE MECHANISMS OF ACTION TO STOP MIGRAINES BEFORE THEY START!

This natural dietary supplement contains a patented “Triple Therapy” approach to reestablishing normal cerebrovascular tone and function which is disrupted in children who have migraines.

Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and vasospasm can independently and together contribute to migraine occurrence, frequency and intensity. Children’s MigreLief offers the parents of children who suffer from migraines a safe nutritional option, with none of the potentially disruptive side-effects of prescription drugs, to maintain normal cerebrovascular tone and function in their children.

Puracol, MigreLief’s proprietary blend of two unique feverfew sources, magnesium from two sources and high dose, highly absorbable riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) have all independently been shown to be of significant therapeutic benefit to migraine sufferers.

“Riboflavin is a well-tolerated, effective, and low-cost prophylactic treatment in children and adolescents suffering from migraine.” – from a study posted in The National Journal of Headache Pain”

Click here to share on facebook!
TURNING FROWNS UPSIDE DOWN – GIVE YOUR CHILD A FIGHTING CHANCE!

 

 

HEADACHES/MIGRAINES IMPAIR ATTENTION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS AND MAY NEGATIVELY IMPACT LEARNING

December 23rd, 2011

It is difficult enough for children to perform academically at acceptable levels in school. The last thing they need is the pain of headaches and migraines to decrease their ability to pay attention and learn.

However this is exactly what happens to them according to a study done in Milan, Italy and published in the journal “Headache”.

The researchers compared 14 children who had migraines with aura, 29 who had migraines without aura and 19 with tension type headaches versus 52 children without headache that were matched for age, sex and intelligence.

Upon analyzing the data the researchers found that regardless of the type of headache they had, the children in the headache group had problems paying attention when compared to the non-headache children. The researchers stated that this could lead to long term negative impact on learning and academic performance.

Loading these children up with pain fighting medications, many of which have undesirable side-effects, is not the answer to helping these children. Preventing the migraines from occurring at all or significantly reducing the number and intensity of migraines, is clearly the first choice for parents who are trying to figure out what to do.

The natural, safe and mild option of original MigreLief, for children 12 and above and Children’s MigreLief for children ages 2-11 is the answer. For more information, please go to www.MigreLief.com
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

 

Can Migraines Affect the Cognitive Performance of Your Child?

May 26th, 2011

 
The cognitive performance of 30 children between the ages of 8-12 years old, with migraines, was compared to the cognitive performance of 30 similarly aged children, without migraines, using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.

The  study, which was conducted at the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, found that despite the fact that both groups exhibited normal cognitive performance, the children with migraines had much lower scores in the areas of arithmetic, vocabulary, perceptual organization and resistance to distraction and processing speed.

Future studies, aimed to see if preventing migraines in these children would raise their cognitive performance levels in these areas where they were low, would be of significant interest.

 

To learn about gentle, safe and effective options for children suffering with chronic migraines, visit: Children’s Migrelief

 

 

At Last! Nutritional Support For Children’s Migraines – The First Natural Migraine Supplement Just for Kids

December 29th, 2010

At Last! Nutritional Support for Children’s Migraines!
The First Natural Migraine Supplement Just for Kids – Children’s MigreLief

 

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — MigreLief, the first name in migraine support, releases a safe and proven effective supplement for children of all ages:

 

One of the hardest things for a parent to do is to see their child in pain.  Yet every day millions of parents must watch helplessly as their children suffer from debilitating attacks.  About one out of every ten kids, or nearly 8 million children in the United States alone, are plagued by what has become the most common acute and recurrent headache pattern experienced by children today.

“Be it supplement, OTC drug or prescription drug, Children’s MigreLief is the first and only therapy developed specifically for children suffering from migraine headaches,” explains Curt Hendrix M.S. C.C.N, C.N.S., scientist and creator of Children’s MigreLief.  These often incapacitating experiences strike suddenly and often with accompanying symptoms of nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Until now, the only option available was the use of side-effect prone prescription medications actually causing more migraines, known as rebound headaches. But Children’s MigreLief offers parents of children suffering migraines a safe nutritional option, with none of the potentially disruptive side-effects of prescription drugs.

Hendrix explains, “There is NOT one prescription drug approved by the FDA for use by children with migraines. The side-effects of these drugs are significant in adults and not an option most parents would want to subject a child to. Children’s MigreLief is the perfect solution… a vitamin, a mineral and a plant, all well known for their safety, efficacy and low side-effects to establish normal vascular function instead of a lifetime on pain killers and abortive drugs.”

MigreLief contains a patented “Triple Therapy” approach to reestablishing normal cerebrovascular tone and function that is disrupted in children who have migraines.  Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and vasospasm can independently and together contribute to migraine occurrence, frequency and intensity.  Children’s MigreLief contains the same “Triple Therapy” ingredients as MigreLief but with dosages and pill sizes adjusted to meet the needs of children.

MigreLief’s ingredients; Puracol, a proprietary blend of two unique Feverfew sources, Magnesium from two sources and high dose, highly absorbable Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) have all independently been shown to be of significant benefit to migraine sufferers.

All MigreLief products are available in select pharmacies and online at MigreLief.com. For more information and product samples contact sales@akesohealth.com.

About Akeso Health Sciences

Founded by Curt Hendrix in 1992, the company now Akeso L.L.C. is a family company dedicated to continuing research and breakthrough technologies for the development of patented supplements. Akeso has helped tens of thousands control their migraines to find new joy and peace in life and consistently delivers innovative, leading edge solutions for migraineurs worldwide.

Contact: Steve Hendrix sales@akesohealth.com USA (800) 758-8746

DISCLAIMER: (MigreLief) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.  Please consult your licensed medical practitioner if you have, or suspect you may have, a health problem.

SOURCE Akeso Health Sciences and PRNewswire.com

 

RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Migrelief+MCHILDREN’S MIGRELIEF

For children under the age of 12 who suffer from migraine headaches.

» Buy Now