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By Migraine Relief Center on March 9, 2017

At the Migraine Relief Center, we know how debilitating migraine attacks can be. In fact, studies show that 90% of migraine sufferers saw a negative impact on their education, career and social activities due to constant attacks.  

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Pressure Changes and Migraine: How to Avoid Them

By Migraine Relief Center on March 8, 2017

Changing barometric pressure is a factor that impacts many migraine sufferers. For patients living in pressurized climates, it’s imperative to understand how pressure changes might affect you. Here's some useful advice on how to avoid the effects of pressure changes, especially in locations where these are a regular occurrence.

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Migraines and Depression: What's the Connection?

By Migraine Relief Center on March 1, 2017

When a medical condition is often accompanied by a second condition, it’s called a comorbidity. Clinical findings show depression to be a psychiatric comorbidity of migraine, because while neither condition appears to be directly caused by the other, patients frequently suffer from both simultaneously. Having one of these conditions increases your risk for developing the other and vice versa, which makes them “bi-directional” comorbidities. Research shows patients who get migraines with aura...

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Barometric Pressure and Migraines: What You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on February 22, 2017

Long before meteorologists began making weather forecasts, migraineurs were likely able to predict coming storms with unhappy accuracy. This is because barometric pressure makes itself felt well ahead of time, foretelling the arrival of thunderstorms and other weather patterns that have an effect on migraine patients.

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The Botox® for Migraine Process

By Migraine Relief Center on February 15, 2017

BOTOX® has been used since the 1970s for various medical conditions, but it was only approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of migraine headaches in 2010. Since then it has become an accepted method of providing relief for sufferers. Here’s what you can expect when you choose BOTOX as a migraine treatment option.

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Hairstyles for Migraine Relief

By Migraine Relief Center on February 8, 2017

It’s a fact that migraines occur more often in women than in men. The reasons for this range from estrogen levels associated with menopause, through exposure to irritants. Could it also be that female patients are more likely to style their hair than men are, using equipment that might trigger a headache? It’s possible, and although this remains unproven we can recommend finding hairstyles less likely to put a strain on your head and cause pain.

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Natural Remedies to Heal Your Migraine Pain

By Migraine Relief Center on February 1, 2017

Natural medicines to relieve headache and other pain dates back thousands of years, and plenty of evidence exists that healers in cultures such as ancient Egyptian and Chinese made use of herbs and other plants for this purpose. In spite of the advances in modern medicine, many people prefer to use natural remedies to combat their pain. Some reasons for this are:

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The Connection Between Migraine and Stroke

By Migraine Relief Center on January 25, 2017

Medical science learns more about migraine every day, and one of the findings to come out of recent years is that there is a connection between migraine and stroke, especially an ischaemic or clot-based stroke. While strokes and migraines have some symptoms in common, there’s no indication that the one is caused by the other or vice versa. What has been shown, however, is that the risk of stroke is slightly higher for migraine patients than for non-migraineurs, particularly under certain...

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4 Tips to Reducing Noise and Your migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on January 18, 2017

Migraine sufferers are accustomed to the pain and light sensitivity that accompany attacks. Around 75 percent also experience noise sensitivity, which includes quiet sounds as well as loud. Studies show this affects male and female patients although women are more sensitive to sound. Patients older than 60 years have lower sound sensitivity levels, possibly caused by compromised hearing. Some patients find they lose the ability to hear for the duration of the migraine, while others discover...

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What are Ice Pick Headaches?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 11, 2017

A sudden, stabbing pain in your face or head feels like you'e being attacked with a sharp object. It arrives without warning and is short, sharp and intensely uncomfortable for up to 30 seconds. You've just experienced an "ice pick" headache, and the bad news is that it could recur several times during the day. The official name given to these attacks by the International Headache Society is a Primary Stabbing Headache, and they can occur in migraineurs and non-sufferers alike even when no...

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