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.
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Headache & Migraine
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.
Imagine suffering from chronic headaches for more than 10 years and still not have found an effective treatment.
The more parents and teachers know about children and headaches, their triggers, symptoms, prevention, and treatments, the easier it will be to identify them and help kids live with them for a full and rewarding life.
Treatment options for headaches pose a challenge for young headache sufferers upon their return to school. Many schools have adopted zero tolerance policies with regard to bringing over the counter drugs to school.
Women age 45 years or older who experience migraines with aura (associated neurologic symptoms such as temporary visual disturbances) are at a higher risk for heart attack.
While seeking headache treatment headache sufferers might benefit by seeking treatment at a UC facility.
Of the over 50 different categories of headaches, they are broken down into two major types: Primary Headaches and Secondary Headaches.
An electronic device designed to "zap" away migraine pain before it starts may be the next form of relief for millions of people who suffer from migraine.
Not all headache sufferers avoid sexual activity. Migraine sufferers reported higher levels of sexual desire than those with other types of headaches.
Patients suffering from chronic migraine headaches who have found no relief through the use of medication may find hope through occipital nerve stimulation (ONS).
People who received acupuncture in addition to standard medical treatment for chronic daily headache fared better than those who received medical treatment alone.
65% of migraine patients surveyed say they are dissatisfied with current migraine treatment.
Young athletes with migraine headache characteristics after a concussion may have increased neurocognitive impairment University of Pittsburgh study published in the journal of Neurosurgery neurocognitive impairment.
It is important that headache sufferers and their healthcare providers have access to the most current information about causes and treatment options.