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Understanding Migraines: The Role of Inflammation

Anyone who has experienced a migraine knows it’s not just an ordinary headache. Migraine is a neurological disorder that affects one person in seven and is a significant cause of disability. Being one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, migraine, and its accompanying disorders, put a significant burden on individuals and societies. That is why migraine researchers strive to learn more about it and its pathology. Though the exact pathology of migraine is still being studied, it has been found that several possible factors could...
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Migraine Prevention Tips

If you or a loved one is a “prisoner” of chronic migraine, this information could change your life. When it comes to chronic migraine, PREVENTION is by far the most sensible choice.  The alternative to prevention may be treating the symptoms of migraine pain for a lifetime.  Migraines should not be a lifestyle. A PROPER PREVENTIVE REGIMEN INCLUDES LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE “MIGRAINE BRAIN.” Few physicians or researchers who are experts on migraines would deny that “STRESS”...
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Magnesium Helps With Much More Than Just Migraines

You may already know of the many benefits of magnesium for migraine sufferers which is why we include two forms of magnesium in MigreLief products. But are you aware of magnesium’s other amazing health-protecting benefits? For example, the Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that people who eat foods rich in magnesium reduce their risk of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain (referred to as ischemic stroke) by 9% for each 100 mg. increase in their daily magnesium intake...
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More Than a Headache: The Social Impact of Migraines

Migraine is a common yet exceedingly debilitating neurological disease. According to the Global Burden Disease Study, migraines are among the top five most disabling conditions in the world, costing nations and individuals billions of dollars every year in productivity loss and healthcare expenditures. But the burden of migraines is not just economic. More than 90 percent of migraineurs report being unable to work or function normally during an attack, which can last anywhere between 4 hours to 3 days. Several...
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Managing Chronic Migraine | Tips for Parents with Migraines

Being a parent is a fantastic and rewarding experience, but it can also be incredibly hard sometimes, especially for migraine sufferers. Parenting with a migraine is difficult as you can’t always predict where and when one will strike. But there are ways to manage them, so they are less of an impediment to daily life. 5 Tips for Successful Parenting with Migraines Always Be Prepared Though we usually think of being prepared for migraines as having the right medications on...
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Avoiding Spring Migraines & Headaches

Springtime brings change It is a hopeful season transforming cold to warm, darkness to light, and grey to color as nature springs back to life everywhere. The brain of migraineurs however, likes consistency.  Even subtle changes in light, air-pressure, temperature, humidity, and fragrances that don’t affect anyone else can have devastating effects on migraine sufferers. Weather changes almost inevitably cause variations in atmospheric pressure and headaches or migraines that are caused by or affected by changes in the weather are often...
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What is a Migraine? Symptoms, Types and Migraine Statistics

Men, women, and children can experience migraines which are usually accompanied with severe, throbbing/pulsating head pain usually on one side of the head. Migraines and can last from 2 to 72 hours, or even days. Migraine is the most common type of vascular headache and can be divided into migraine with aura (classic migraine) and migraine without aura (common migraine). Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by...
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Adult, Teen and Pediatric Migraines – Where to Start

If you or a loved one is suffering chronic migraines (many migraines a month), you know first hand how painful and debilitating they can be. In an attempt to stop the pain, migraines sufferers often run the gamut of OTC and prescription treatments some of which have intolerable side-effects such as recurring migraines and headaches, nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, racing heartbeat, hair loss, tingling in limbs, and difficulty thinking to name just a few.  Some people who experience migraines or...
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Over 25 Million Suffer with Chronic Daily Pain

Over 25 Million People in the U.S. Suffer with Chronic Daily Pain. Is there a Safe Alternative to the Chronic Ingestion of Pain Killers and their Associated Side-Effects? What can the 25 million people in the United States who suffer chronic daily pain do that is safe and won’t expose them to the health risks of chronically ingesting pain killers?  Side-effects include heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, liver damage, ulcers and bleeding. Over 20 years ago, due to playing competitive tennis...
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[Study] Aerobic Fitness for Decreased Migraines?

A study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine found that increasing aerobic fitness can actually decrease the number of migraines you suffer and the intensity of the ones that do occur. Researchers from the Institute of Medical Psychology at the University Clinic of Kiel, in Germany, studied the effects of a 10-week aerobic running exercise program on chronic migraine sufferers. The participants ran 3 times per week. 8 chronic migraine sufferers did not participate in the running/fitness program...
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50% of Migraine Sufferers Suffer in Silence

Dr. Nancy Waltman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center stated, “We have found that a lot of women remain silent and don’t get treated for their migraines. The best treatment is a combination of dietary changes, adjustments in sleep and exercise, avoiding triggers, and preventative medications.” Over 50% of women with chronic migraines deal with their migraines by isolating themselves, consistently using over-the-counter medications, and waiting sometimes for days for their migraines to finally go away.  Furthermore, 50% of...
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Biggest Concerns on Migraine Prevention|

Officially, you are considered a chronic migraineur if you experience the symptoms of migraine attacks 15 days or more a month and therefore a candidate for the various preventive migraine options that exist. Of course this is somewhat of an arbitrary definition and who is to say that if you experience 12 days a month of debilitating pain and live on pain medications, that you also wouldn’t benefit from preventive therapies.  Just to be sure, by preventive therapies I mean...
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