Alcohol and Headache

Alcohol and Headache

  Beverages such as liquor, wine, and beer, contain a chemical called ethanol. There are a number of ways that ethanol may be triggering migraine episodes. First, ethanol is a direct vasodilator; in some individuals, vasodilation or the dilatation of blood vessels…

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Weekend Headache

Weekend Headache

People living with migraine disease who experience “weekend” attacks precipitated by oversleeping should try to awaken at the same time on weekends as they do during the week and to maintain a regular sleep pattern. Moreover, it is essential for…

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Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease

Headache is infrequently associated with Meniere’s Disease. However, migraine-type or similar headaches can occasionally occur in association with this condition. Headache with dizziness, loss of balance, ringing in the ears, hearing loss and gastrointestinal disturbance is a possible symptom of…

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Environmental & Physical Factors

Does light, sound, or temperature trigger your migraine attacks? Environmental factors that can trigger a migraine attack include a change in climate or weather (such as a change in humidity or temperature), a change in altitude or barometric pressure, high…

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Menstrual Migraine

Menstrual Migraine

Although only women experience “hormone headache,” both men’s and women’s headaches are prompted by hormones. You would not feel pain without them, because it is the hormones that induce the pain response. Actually, the headache may be protecting you or…

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Low-Tyramine Diet for Migraine Disease

Tyramine is produced in foods from the natural breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine. Tyramine is not added to foods. Tyramine levels increase in foods when they are aged, fermented, stored for long periods of time, or are not fresh….

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Headaches and Dehydration

Headaches and Dehydration

About dehydration To function correctly and remain healthy, our body requires the correct internal balance of water and electrolytes. Every day our body loses fluid and electrolytes via urine, sweat, saliva, and other bodily fluids. Usually, a normal, healthy diet…

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Recommended Book List

Recommended Book List

The following books have been listed and reviewed in our newsletter. ____________________________________________________________________________ 10 Simple Solutions to Migraines: Recognize Triggers, Control Symptoms & Reclaim Your Life, by Dawn A. Marcus, MD. New Harbinger Publish, Inc. A Brain Wider Than the Sky:…

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Cluster Headache

Cluster Headache

Cluster headache refers to the characteristic grouping or clustering of attacks. Cluster headaches may also be known as histamine headache, red migraine, Horton’s headache, and cephalalgia or sphenopalatine neuralgia. The headache periods can last several weeks or months, and then…

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Migraine

Migraine

More than 37 million Americans suffer from migraine. This vascular headache is most commonly experienced between the ages of 15 and 55, and 70% to 80% of sufferers have a family history of migraine. Less than half of all migraine…

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Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headache is caused by another illness or physical issue, making it a secondary headache. It is referred pain (pain perceived as occurring in a part of the body other than its true source) perceived in the head from a source…

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Aspirin and Migraine

Aspirin and Migraine

For nearly a century, aspirin has been used to treat migraine and other headaches. It has several actions that make it useful for treating migraine. First, it is an analgesic or pain reliever. Secondly, it blocks or reduces inflammation. This action…

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