By Alan M. Rapoport

Conquering Headache, Fourth variation offers the knowledge had to overcome complications and enhance the standard of lifestyles. This new version contains chapters detailing the most recent information regarding drugs for acute remedy of assaults, preventative remedy of migraine and therapy of cluster headache. The e-book covers parts of therapeutic massage, actual remedy, replacement remedies equivalent to chiropractic, acupuncture, and typical treatments like supplements, minerals, and herbs. useful directions for drugs use together with dosages, unwanted effects, and barriers also are integrated during this new version.

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Your family history can give your doctor important information that may suggest migraine as a diagnosis. Some studies show that if one parent has migraine, each child has a 40% chance of developing it; if both parents have migraine, each child has a 75% chance. The theories center on the following: (1) the brain (the central theory); (2) the blood vessels (the vascular theory); (3) inflammation (the neurogenic inflammation theory, which involves the trigeminovascular system) (Figure 4-1); and (4) a combination of these factors (the unifying theory), which pulls the three interrelated theories together.

Vitamin A and tetracycline in large doses can sometimes cause headache. Women who take estrogen cyclically notice headache when they stop their estrogen. Some women have an increase in headache when they start to take 48 the birth control pill. Some of the new medications that stop heartburn and ulcers, the proton pump inhibitors, can induce headache. Finally, some of the newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants, such as Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride), Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride), and Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride), can occasionally increase migraine.

What brings it on (triggers it)? What makes it better? What is your behavior like during the headache? Your doctor will then do a physical and neurologic examination and evaluate your mental alertness; cranial nerve function, including vision and hearing, and strength and sensation of the face; strength, coordination, and walking; reflexes; and ability to perceive different sensations. In addition, your blood pressure, pulse, neck motion, and the state of the arteries in your head and neck will be evaluated (Figure 6-1).

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