Migraine update: Essential oils for migraines, cluster headache vs. migraine, and migraine hangover

An estimated 37 million people in the United States suffer from migraines, which are recurrent throbbing headaches that typically affect one side of the head. Migraines are considered a primary headache disorder that can last anywhere from two to 72 hours. Having headaches can affect a person’s quality of life, which is why learning how ...click here to read more

New migraine medication on the way

Having a throbbing or pulsing headache can ruin anyone’s day. While most headaches can be remedied with the use of an over-the-counter medicine like aspirin, migraine headaches are much more significant. While there are medications to help relieve a migraine, none of them were designed for that purpose. Most treatment is geared toward preventing the ...click here to read more

Ocular migraine (retinal migraine): Causes, symptoms, and treatment

An ocular migraine (retinal migraine) is a temporary disturbance of vision, affecting one or both eyes. Episodes of ocular migraines are painless but can be frightening if you don’t know what’s going on. Generally, ocular migraines will resolve on their own in 30 minutes without medication. An ocular migraine followed by a headache experienced on ...click here to read more

Sudden blurred vision: Causes and treatments

Sudden blurred vision can be a result of numerous health conditions. It can be temporary or chronic, and can get worse over time. Sudden blurred vision is usually not accompanied by pain, but other symptoms such as migraine may be present. If you’re experiencing blurry vision, objects and people do not appear clearly and sharpness ...click here to read more

Silent stroke common among seniors suffering from migraine headaches

Silent strokes are more common among seniors suffering from migraine headaches. Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries that are caused by blood clot interrupting blood flow to the brain. Although previous research has identified migraines as a risk factor for stroke, researcher Dr. Teshamae Monteith explained that she does “not believe migraine sufferers should worry, ...click here to read more

Migraine sufferers at a higher risk for thyroid disease

A new study has found that migraine sufferers are more likely to suffer from thyroid problems, in particular hypothyroidism – or underactive thyroid. Other symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, mood swings, constipation, and irregular menstrual cycles. The study included over 8,400 individuals who were followed for 20 years. Those participants with ...click here to read more

Sound-based therapy may improve blood pressure, migraines

A new sound-based therapy may help improve blood pressure and migraines. The therapy first begins with brain activity reading through scalp sensors. The information is then converted into audible tones, which are reflected back to the brain through ear buds. Senior researcher Dr. Charles Tegeler explained, “Your brain gets to listen to the song that ...click here to read more

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day: IBD, migraine, gluten sensitivity, gluten-free diet, liver disease

September 13, 2016 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. As it’s approaching next week, we present our top stories discussing various aspects of celiac disease, including inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, gluten sensitivity, gluten-free diet, and liver disease. September 13 was chosen as celiac awareness day because that is the birthday of Samuel Gee who was ...click here to read more

Celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease patients have increased prevalence of migraine: Study

Research suggests that people with celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to suffer from migraine headaches. A migraine is a severe headache that can start with sensory warning signs like flashing lights, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, as well as sensitivity to sound and light. These headaches come with ...click here to read more

Migraine sufferers found to have vitamin deficiencies

Young migraine sufferers have more vitamin deficiencies, compared to young adults who do not suffer from migraines, according to research. Lead author of the study Dr. Suzanne Hagler said, “Further studies are needed to elucidate whether vitamin supplementation is effective in migraine patients in general, and whether patients with mild deficiency are more likely to ...click here to read more

Better understanding of migraines and estrogen link

There is a known link between migraines and estrogen, but it has never been fully understood. Researchers now are steps closer to better understanding this complex connection between migraines and levels of estrogen. The new study found that women who suffer severe headaches and migraines experience more dramatic drops in estrogen days prior to menstruation, ...click here to read more