Soldiers returning from combat in Iraq who have migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to also have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety than soldiers who do not have migraines.
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Men with migraine headaches may be at an increased risk for major cardiovascular disease and especially heart attacks.
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.