The Impact of Headaches on Women
Nearly half of the world’s population, 46%, suffer from some kind of active headache condition. Women are 50% more likely than men to get headaches. They also get a migraine 2.5 times more often than men do. Some factors that may indicate why women suffer from headaches more than men. One of these is hormones. High estrogen levels often coincide with headaches. Another factor that is coming to light through recent research has to do with the fact that women often do not wear the correct bra size. Yes, this really can lead to headaches. Here are a few points … Continue reading “The Impact of Headaches on Women”
What Does Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Have to Do with Headaches?
The upright MRI is an amazing machine. The inventor, Dr. R. Damadian, has been able to prove, by using this machine, that a misalignment in one of the top two vertebrae can change the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to and from the brain. Why is this so important? CSF is vital to keeping the spine and the brain lubricated and working properly. If a misalignment is present, this fluid can have problems reaching the brain and exiting the brain. This can lead to a buildup of fluid causing intracranial pressure to develop. The results of this include headaches … Continue reading “What Does Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Have to Do with Headaches?”
Finding Natural Relief for Migraines
No doubt about it, migraine headaches are unbearable and can be devastating to the person suffering from them. It is important to the migraine sufferer to find a fast solution that works. This can be a frustrating struggle. While medication may offer some relief, it is only temporary, and migraines will more-than-likely return. The medications used to treat migraines are also used for depression, high blood pressure, and seizures. These conditions do have some similarities, but that doesn’t mean that the same medicine works for all. It is vital to get to the root cause of migraines in order to … Continue reading “Finding Natural Relief for Migraines”
Natural Relief for Meniere’s Disease in Anchorage
Meniere’s disease is a disabling disorder of the inner ear that causes such symptoms as vertigo, visual disturbances, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) resulting in possible hearing loss for sufferers. It has been described as feeling like you are seasick and having a jet engine roaring in your ear. Two hundred out of every one hundred thousand people are affected. It generally sets in around age forty. The part of the central nervous system that is afflicted is the vestibular system along with the inner ear. The cause is unclear, but research leads to evidence suggesting a trauma to … Continue reading “Natural Relief for Meniere’s Disease in Anchorage”
Help Coping with Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska
A migraine is defined as an intense throbbing in one part of the head and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. It can last for a few hours or for days. Some migraines are preceded by an aura, which is a sensory warning symptom, such as flashes of light, tingling in the arms or legs, or blind spots in vision. Migraines are debilitating for those suffering from them. Treatment for Migraines Most people will turn to their general practitioner first for something to make the pain go away. When the attack begins the most … Continue reading “Help Coping with Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska”
Are Your Migraines the Result of a Whiplash Injury?
A recent or even past injury may be to blame for your migraines. This is particularly true if the injury or accident resulted in whiplash. A car accident at just 5 mph is sufficient for causing whiplash, so do not discount minor injuries or accidents. Unfortunately, whiplash is often treated with pain relievers and nothing is done to repair the connective tissue damage that was suffered as a result of the trauma. The result is continued degeneration of tissue as well as the spine. Why is connective tissue so important? The Role of Connective Tissue in the Body What does … Continue reading “Are Your Migraines the Result of a Whiplash Injury?”
Can Your Headache Medication Be Part of the Problem?
There are various types of headaches. Understanding your condition involves knowing the type of headaches you suffer from. Several types of headaches are far more common than the rest. Here are a few variations you should know about. Tension Headache – This is the most frequently experienced headache. Tension builds into what feels like a constant band of pressure around the head. Migraine Headaches – While migraines are actually a neurological condition with many other symptoms, a severe headache is the most commonly known and experienced symptom. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound. … Continue reading “Can Your Headache Medication Be Part of the Problem?”
Your Back Pain and Your Migraines
From Back Pain to Migraine If you recently started suffering from migraine headaches, but you’re not sure what caused them, the reason may be below your head. Migraine are not a type of headache as many people think, rather they are a neurological disorder, and headaches are just one possible symptom of migraines. Now, if you suffer from migraines, it may be because of one of many different reasons including food allergies, genetics, and more. Your migraine pain may also be the result of your back pain. Back Pain that Causes Migraines Central Nervous System Disorder (CNS) – Your brain … Continue reading “Your Back Pain and Your Migraines”
Josh Hamilton’s Ongoing Struggle with Migraines
Just another Baseball Battle For the past several years, going back to before he was with the Los Angeles Angels, outfielder Josh Hamilton has suffered from chronic migraines. His pain became so bad during one game in August of 2013 that he left the ballpark, returned to his hotel, took some nausea medication, and went to sleep. Now, all of that is the bad news, but the good news is that he only suffers from about three migraines a year. Then again, that’s if your consider suffering from even one migraine good news, but then again three a year is … Continue reading “Josh Hamilton’s Ongoing Struggle with Migraines”
The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 3
Research on the Overuse of Medication So, this is our third blog in a three blog series on the effects of the overuse of medication to treat headaches. We’ll look at the research of Manhit Matharu, a contulting neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, who said the overuse of medication tended to affect people after about 10 to 15 days of consecutive use of the medicine. Matharu stated: “This is a huge problem in the population. The figures in terms of the number of people who have medication overuse headache are one in 50, so that is … Continue reading “The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 3”