Men with migraine headaches may be at an increased risk for major cardiovascular disease and especially heart attacks.
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Combining two different types of treatment for migraine results in better symptom relief than taking either one of the medications.
Migraines and tension-type headaches are much more common in people's forties, when they are often at their most productive, so the socio-economic implications of this chronic disease are considerable.
The researchers found that too much of a small protein called RAMP1 appears to "turn up the volume" of a nerve cell receptor's response to a neuropeptide thought to cause migraines.
Chronic dizziness may have several common causes, including anxiety disorders, migraine, traumatic brain injury and disorders in the part of the nervous system governing involuntary activities, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology "Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Topiramate (Topamax), a drug commonly prescribed to treat seizures and migraine headaches, can increase the propensity of calcium phosphate kidney stones.
This treatment may help migraine sufferers who do not respond to other available therapies, or who cannot tolerate the side effects of existing migraine treatment medications.
For many people, sleep is something that is taken for granted. For America's 45 million headache sufferers, sleep has been shown to have an impact on their condition. According to a recent online survey conducted by the National Headache Foundation (NHF) 79 percent of respondents stated that they wake up with a headache after sleeping for eight or more hours and 42 percent of respondents also noted that their headache occurred between 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.