Migraine Your Questions Answered

Front Cover
Penguin, Jun 4, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
0 Reviews
Providing practical guidance about the various self-helpmeasures, conventional medical options and complementary therapies, these jargon-free question-and-answer guides provide practical advice about coping with various forms of arthritis and migraines. Contains up-to-date research on the latest treatments and complementary therapies Features comprehensive sections on diet and exercise
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

What is migraine? 10
10
The types of migraine 14
14
Causes and symptoms 20
20
Migraine in children 30
30
Migraine in adolescents 33
33
Migraine in women 34
34
Migraine during pregnancy 37
37
Migraine in men 38
38
Overthecounter pain relief 118
118
Overthecounter abortive therapy 120
120
When to see your doctor 122
122
Prescription pain relief 125
125
Prescription abortive therapy 126
126
Prescription adjunctive therapy 130
130
Sample migraine attack treatment plan 132
132
Emergencies 134
134

Migraine and menopause 40
40
Migraine in elderly people 41
41
Diagnosing migraine 44
44
Other medical problems 45
45
Preventing migraine 49
49
Other therapies for migraine 60
60
Identifying migraine triggers 64
64
Internal triggers 67
67
External triggers 69
69
Food and drinks that may trigger migraine 70
70
Medication overuse headache 78
78
Migraine diary 84
84
Keeping a migraine diary 86
86
Changing your eating habits 88
88
Menu planning 90
90
Taking natural remedies 96
96
Managing your stress 98
98
Physical activity 103
103
The importance of timing 106
106
Eating and drinking 110
110
Relaxation 111
111
Relaxation techniques 112
112
Treatment with medications 114
114
Complementary and psychological therapies 135
135
Exercise and sleep 139
139
Managing time 140
140
Changing your attitude 144
144
The benefits of planning 146
146
How other people can help 149
149
Reducing stress at home 151
151
Household planning 153
153
Helping other people with migraine 155
155
Dealing with work 158
158
Travel and holidays 161
161
Planning for a stressfree holiday 162
162
Driving and migraine 164
164
Eating out 166
166
Migrainefriendly recipes 168
168
Womens health 172
172
Dealing with illnesses 174
174
Longterm effects of migraine 178
178
Longterm effects of medication 180
180
The future of migraine 182
182
Useful addresses 184
184
Index and acknowledgments 185
185
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information