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The Connection Between Migraines and the Vascular System

Migraines are often referred to as a neurological condition. However, recent migraine research reveals that the condition may also be vascular in nature. This would result in migraines being categorized as a neurovascular condition. Let’s take a closer look at the study and consider a natural option that may help both the neurological and vascular [...]

2016-12-27T01:51:36+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on The Connection Between Migraines and the Vascular System

Severe Migraines and Pregnancy

Severe migraines can greatly affect your daily life, but did you know that they may have an effect on pregnancy and childbirth? A new study conducted at the Montefiore Health system examined 90 women who needed medical care for severe migraines while pregnant. A few of their findings include (1) -   Almost 30% had [...]

2017-06-17T00:14:21+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Severe Migraines and Pregnancy

Menopause and Migraines

Female migraine sufferers may find their symptoms get worse during a surprising time – approaching menopause. Chronic migraines are more frequent in the perimenopausal period (between ages 42-47). Migraine frequency may increase to 10+ episodes per month! (1)   Fluctuating hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are partially to blame; however, some researchers think that the overuse [...]

2017-06-17T00:46:18+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Menopause and Migraines

Migraine Tests and Medications – Are Some a Waste of Money?

The financial burden of migraine headaches on the United States alone is incredible. Diagnostic imaging in connection with headaches costs the US more than a billion dollars per year. Many of those tests, along with medications that get prescribed, are unnecessary according to a University of Michigan researcher. How can you seek better care and [...]

2017-06-17T01:14:23+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Migraine Tests and Medications – Are Some a Waste of Money?

The Effects of Migraines

Migraines affect 37 million people living in the United States. It is important to be informed about migraines and what to do if a person gets one. Here are some facts: Some of those 37 million affected include children. Up to 90% of those having migraines are women. Out of every 4 households, 1 has [...]

2017-06-17T01:51:37+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on The Effects of Migraines

Researchers Learning About Migraine Symptoms Via Social Media

Migraines rank high on the list of the most debilitating health conditions and yet so little is known about this chronic health condition. Researchers came up with the idea to gather more information from migraine sufferers on social media, a place where people often feel safe speaking about personal matters—even those related to health. How [...]

2017-06-17T10:24:04+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Researchers Learning About Migraine Symptoms Via Social Media

Natural Sources of Migraine Relief Beat Medication

Migraines are usually treated with a range of medications including benzodiazepines and opiates. Because these drugs can be highly addictive and have unwanted side effects, many are seeking natural alternatives. It has also been noted that most migraine medications only provide temporary and partial relief to migraine sufferers, and medication results vary widely from person [...]

2017-06-17T10:31:18+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Natural Sources of Migraine Relief Beat Medication

Migraine Patients Experience Higher Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

A recent study helps to highlight the importance of caring for migraines at the source rather than just taking medication to cover up the symptoms. The study involving more than 100,000 women reveals that migraine sufferers are in a higher risk category when it comes to cardiovascular disease. The Results of the Migraine Study In [...]

2017-06-17T10:47:57+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Migraine Patients Experience Higher Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Natural Relief for Headaches from Exertion

As with many types of headaches, doctors are unsure about the exact triggers for exertional headaches (also known as exercise headaches). What they do know is that this kind of pain happens during or after continual or strenuous exercise. The kinds of exercise that are particularly associated with exercise headaches include cycling, running, weightlifting, and [...]

2016-11-28T06:18:39+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on Natural Relief for Headaches from Exertion

Basic Headache Types and How to Find Relief

  Did you know that headaches fall into over 150 different categories? That’s an astounding figure that helps explain why the medical industry struggles to help patients. With that in mind, we’re going to look at several of the more common headache types. Then we will discuss a natural way to get help in headache [...]

2017-04-17T18:06:43+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on Basic Headache Types and How to Find Relief