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Why Do Migraines Seem to Run in Families?

Migraines have a strong tendency to run in families with approximately 90% of migraine sufferers having a family history of the condition. Does that mean that migraines are a genetic condition that is inherited? While the underlying cause of migraines is not yet fully understood, a recent study addressed a genetic anomaly that can predispose [...]

2017-07-17T13:09:22+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Why Do Migraines Seem to Run in Families?

Are the Ears the Key to Migraine Relief?

Migraines are a chronic condition that often leads sufferers to try just about anything. Researchers at the University of Kent have recently conducted a study that may be of interest to those with migraines. We’re going to take a closer look at that research as well as at a natural therapy that is helping many [...]

2017-07-17T12:52:29+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Are the Ears the Key to Migraine Relief?

The Differences Between Migraines and Cluster Headaches

Migraines and cluster headaches are two conditions that can cause severe head pain, but beyond that there are very few similarities. The only other things the two conditions often have in common are that both generally involved one-sided pain and that congestion can be a symptom. Here are some of the biggest differences between the [...]

2017-09-20T13:39:35+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on The Differences Between Migraines and Cluster Headaches

Summer Travel Tips – Avoiding Migraines While Flying

Summer is a popular time to take a vacation, and the last thing you need while you’re trying to enjoy a break is a migraine. That’s why we’ve compiled these 5 tips for keeping migraines at bay while flying to your sunny summer destination. Don’t drink and fly. Many people like to have an alcoholic [...]

2017-07-17T12:32:04+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Summer Travel Tips – Avoiding Migraines While Flying

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Racing Toward a Migraine Treatment

The fact is that despite the multitude of medications provided for migraine patients, there isn’t a real migraine treatment that corrects the condition. Of course, there is still much disagreement over what causes migraines. Thus, drug companies have little to go on other than treating symptoms. Are they getting any closer to the cure 38 [...]

2017-07-13T19:28:45+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Pharmaceutical Companies Are Racing Toward a Migraine Treatment

Avoiding Opioids as Migraine Care

Migraines are a painful condition, but the pain isn’t the only symptom. As a result, it doesn’t really make sense to treat migraines with opioid painkillers, and the medical community as a whole is trying to reduce the practice. However, some primary care physicians are finding reaching for the prescription pad a tough habit to [...]

2017-07-13T18:36:46+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Avoiding Opioids as Migraine Care

Rosacea May Indicate Onset of New Migraines

Rosacea, a condition characterized by a sudden redness and warm feeling in the face, may indicate an increased risk for the onset of migraines according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. What is the connection between rosacea and migraines? Read on to learn more about this link [...]

2017-07-13T15:53:16+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Rosacea May Indicate Onset of New Migraines

The Science Behind Why Migraine Sufferers Avoid the Light

If you suffer from migraines, you probably automatically retreat from light when one occurs. In fact, you may insist on keeping the lights off until the episode passes. Now researchers may have pinpointed the reason migraines send us fleeing from bright (and sometimes even dim) lights. Let’s take a closer look at the study and [...]

2017-07-13T15:48:29+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on The Science Behind Why Migraine Sufferers Avoid the Light

Foods: Not in Top 10 for Common Migraine Triggers

If you were worried that you might need to cut out your favorite foods to prevent migraines, we have some good news for you. According to some recent research, foods don’t even hit the top 10 when it comes to migraine triggers. What caused this common misconception, what really triggers a migraine, and how can [...]

2017-07-13T15:24:17+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Foods: Not in Top 10 for Common Migraine Triggers

The Latest Research Results for Migraine Treatment

Migraine sufferers anxiously await the day when a pill will suddenly make the pain and other symptoms cease. Unfortunately, even the latest in migraine medication doesn’t seem to promise those results. One new drug called galcanezumab was tested on chronic migraines sufferers. You might be surprised to learn what the pharmaceutical industry considers a successful [...]

2017-07-13T14:10:54+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on The Latest Research Results for Migraine Treatment