Kids are enjoying summer and surely don’t want to think about going back to school, but this is a good time for parents of young migraine sufferers to think about back-to-school. Parents should be aware that their children are at higher risk for developing headaches and migraines at the beginning of a new school year. As high as 35% of kids can suffer from some type of reoccurring headache, and up to a quarter of those headaches can be migraines.
Emotional issues, stress, and sleep issues can cause migraines in these children. As the number of attacks increase, depression and sleep disorders can escalate and caffeine consumption can worsen these problems.
Though over the counter medication can be used to try to help deal with the pain, care must be taken to make sure the use of the medications does not exceed one to two times a week. Rebound headaches can occur if use of these drugs is too frequent.
Making sure children are well rested, eating fruits and vegetables regularly, avoiding too much caffeine and staying well hydrated is a great start but often not enough for kids with migraines especially if you don’t know what triggers your child’s migraines. If your pediatrician does diagnose migraines that are occurring once a week or more, look into Migrelief (age 12+) or Children’s MigreLief, a dietary supplement formulated to provide nutritional support for helping to maintain normal cerebrovascular tone and function. Although many migraineurs have experienced positive benefits with MigreLief or Children’s MigreLief in under one month, the triple action ingredients (magnesium, riboflavin and Puracol™ feverfew) can take up to 3 months for maximum benefits. June or July is a good time to start the MigreLief nutritional regimen.
MigreLief dietary supplements are recommended by many pediatric neurologists and headache specialists. It is available in a daily formula and an as-needed formula for children age 2-adult.
The 3 daily formulas are “Original MigreLief” – age 12-adult, “Children’s MigreLief” – age 2-12 and MigreLief+M (women with menstrual migraines).
Fast-acting formula, “MigreLief-NOW” can be taken as-need for neurological comfort. The dose for children age 2-11 is stated on the label.
Akeso MigreLief supplements can be purchased on online at MigreLief.com, at the Vitamin Shoppe nationwide, Meijer stores, and independent pharmacies. If you pharmacist doesn’t stock it, be sure to ask for it as they can order it from their normal distributor and usually have it for you within 24 hours.
To the Best of Health,
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
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The MigreLief collection of supplements was created by Akeso Health Sciences to help migraine sufferers of all ages. AKESO formulates world class dietary supplements that provide nutritional support for the most common health issues that concern people most, such as migraines, headaches, joint health, stress & anxiety, memory, sleeplessness, ADHD, and more. Changing lives is the reasons we wake up every day passionate about the special products we provide to our customers. Helping you to get well and stay well is our bottom line.
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