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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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Over 20% of Migraine Sufferers are Taking Drugs They Shouldn’t Be!

Triptan drugs like Imitrex, Maxalt, Relpax, Zomig, Amerge, Axert, Frova and Treximate are used to try to reduce or stop the pain of an on-going migraine. The way these drugs work is to narrow blood vessels that have become over dilated due to the migraine. A study done in late 2011 reviewed the drugs being taken by over 120,000 migraine sufferers.  It found that over 1 in 5 migraine sufferers who had been prescribed Triptan drugs, had heart conditions for...
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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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Exercise Program Reduces Migraine Suffering

While physical exercise has been shown to trigger migraine headaches among sufferers, a new study describes an exercise program that is well tolerated by patients. The findings show that the program decreased the frequency of headaches and improved quality of life.
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