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What is a Migraine? – Common Migraine Symptoms and Migraine Types

What is a Migraine? – Common Migraine Symptoms and Migraine Types

Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms including throbbing head pain. While there are many things experts still don’t know about migraines, research suggests that there may be a chemical or anatomical difference in migraine sufferers’ brains that make them more susceptible to certain migraine triggers. There are no blood tests for migraines. Migraines don’t cause brain abnormalities that a CT scan or an MRI can detect, although these tests are sometimes ordered to diagnose other problems...
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Rebound Headaches – The Merry-Go-Round of Medication Overuse Headaches & Recurring Migraines

Rebound Headaches – The Merry-Go-Round of Medication Overuse Headaches & Recurring Migraines

When a headache strikes, our first instinct is to reach for the medication cabinet. Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be effective at treating headaches and generally cause fewer side effects than their prescription counterparts. But OTC pain relievers and headache medications are not without side effects. Rebound headaches are one of the biggest concerns for regular headache sufferers. A rebound headache, also called medication overuse headache, occurs as a result of misusing or taking painkillers (or migraine...
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Migraine Headache Facts

Migraine Headache Facts

General Migraine Facts The word migraine comes from the Greek “hemicrania” and means “half-headed”, because of the stabbing or pulsating pain that is frequently experienced on one side of the head. Migraines date as far back as 4,000 years ago and are even referred to in biblical texts. Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world: it is more prevalent than asthma, epilepsy and diabetes combined. The World Health Organization lists migraines 19th among the world’s most...
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Avoid Summer Migraines

Avoid Summer Migraines

While there is much to love about summer- longer days, outdoor picnics, trips to the beach, pool time and nighttime barbecues, summer months can also increase the risk of debilitating migraines. Hotter temperatures, barometric pressure changes, and high humidity make many migraine sufferers more susceptible to an attack. What triggers migraines during the summer? A host of factors make summer one of the worst seasons for migraine attacks. For example, dehydration, a common migraine trigger, is more likely to occur...
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The Science of MigreLief Supplements for Migraine Sufferers

Magnesium, Riboflavin and Puracol™ Feverfew – Triple Therapy for Migraine Sufferers Migraine is a neurological disease with symptoms ranging from severe head pain, visual disturbances, vertigo, nausea, and sensitivity to light, sound or smell. Approximately 37 million Americans suffer migraines which can last from hours to days. For many men, women and children, migraine attacks not only disrupt quality of life, they are debilitating. Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and vasospasm can independently and together contribute to migraine occurrence, frequency and intensity....
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