Understanding migraines – what they are, what causes them, and what can be done about them – is hard enough at the best of times. It’s even harder though when there are so many variations of migraine which you might … Continue reading
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Both migraines and Alzheimer’s disease are awful conditions, and unfortunately, new research has shown that migraine is “a significant risk factor” for Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause dementia.
It’s not just adults who suffer from migraines. In fact, it’s thought that between 5% and 10% of school-aged children in the US suffer from migraines. However, they’re not always diagnosed very easily as the migraines which children experience can … Continue reading
Considering the fact that so many people suffer from migraines (it’s estimated that 1 in 7 people suffer with migraines worldwide), there are a surprising number of myths about the condition. These are some of the most common misconceptions about … Continue reading
One reason why it is thought that around half of all migraine sufferers remain undiagnosed is that there is no specific definitive test which can be done to show that someone suffers from migraines. If you have a condition like … Continue reading
The most widely recognised symptom of a migraine is probably the chronic headache that it can cause. Other commonly referenced symptoms include tunnel vision and an aversion to bright lights. Either way, if you ask the average person what they … Continue reading
“You have X, Y and Z condition. The treatment for which is blah and the implications are that you may also experience such and such and also etcetera.” All too often this is what a technical diagnosis of a condition … Continue reading
The first concern of many newly diagnosed migraine sufferers is how long these attacks are likely to last. Many with migraine can experience attacks lasting anything from a couple of hours to episodes that drag on for days. The entire … Continue reading
So what is migraine? Well migraine is a common neurological condition, characterised by episodes called migraine attacks. Migraine headaches are distinct from regular non-migrainous headaches.
There are a number of different types of migraines. The two main categories are migraine with aura and migraine without aura. Certain migraine types occur most often in specific groups of people. It is also actually possible to have a … Continue reading