Published Mon 29th Aug 2016 Bloomberg News By Nicole Ostrow on April 24, 2012 Allergan Inc. (AGN) (AGN)’s wrinkle treatment Botox, approved in the U.S. for preventing chronic migraines, provides only modest relief for patients with the headaches, an analysis of previous studies showed. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical… Read More
Posted Mon 29th Aug 2016 A study by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.has investigated the prevalence and nature of sleep disturbances in children with migraine headaches. A relationship between migraine headaches and sleep disturbances has been suggested in both children and adults, but there is a lack of research examining the relationship between specific headache… Read More
Posted Mon 29th Aug 2016 Six common foods to avoid: It is important to know what foods can lead to a headache so that you can avoid them. The following foods & drinks have a recorded instance of causing migraines: alcohol (29-35%), caffeine (14%), cheese (9-18%) and MSG (12%). Tyramine is a naturally occurring substance… Read More
ANTIDEPRESSANTS-CAN THEY HELP? Posted Mon 29th Aug 2016 Some antidepressants are prescribed by doctors to reduce the frequency and severity of some types of headaches, including migraines. Some of these drugs are not just limited to Depression. Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, are considered more effective because they influence serotonin levels and other chemicals in… Read More
TYPES OF HEAD PAIN
TIPS TO HELP SUFFERERS
Muscular Trigger points are a common source of pain around the head, neck and shoulders and can often be found in association with headaches and migraines. These tender points can refer and radiate pain, and usually arise as a consequence of poor muscular function due to bad postures or repetitive strain. A diagnosis from a… Read More
A recent outbreak of meningococci in Australia highlighted the need for accurate diagnosis in such life threatening cases. One of the first presenting symptoms is often sudden or recent onset of headpain, usually in conjunction with neck stiffness, intolerance to light, feeling tired or unwell. Other symptoms can include a sudden appearance of a skin… Read More
Headaches are often the result of poor dietary habits, neck strain, eyestrain, dental problems, colds and flu, sinus congestion and many other common problems. Because many of these problems are readily treatable, it is a good idea to have a professional assessment of your headaches to see if the causes can be easily treated.
Common foods associated with triggering migraines include: MSG [found in many sauces and savoury products such as stock cubes], chocolate, cheeses, and wine. Caffeine addiction due to regular coffee, tea or cola consumption can also precipitate migraines. It is important to eat regular meals as low blood sugar levels have also been associated with migraines.