The Migraine Brain

Imaging Structure and Function

Author: David Borsook,Arne May,Peter J. Goadsby,Richard Hargreaves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019975456X

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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The Migraine Brain provides a general overview of the history of migraine, its pathophysiology, as well as in-depth details on the Clinical Perspectives and the different imaging techniques in use (MR, fMRI, DTI, VBM, PET, fMRI, and MEG). It also includes details on modulation of the brain using such techniques as TMS. The book concludes with a discussion of future uses of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines and other headaches.

The Migraine Brain

Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health

Author: Carolyn Bernstein,Elaine McArdle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654769X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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Draws on the latest scientific findings to identify the unique characteristics, chemical makeups, and structural differences of migraine-prone brains, offering insight into the role of the central nervous system while outlining a comprehensive program to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Reprint.

Not Tonight

Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Author: Joanna Kempner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617915X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 237

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Argues that the general dismissal of migraine can be traced back to the gendered social values embedded in the way we talk about, understand and make policies for people in pain.

The Woman's Guide to Managing Migraine

Understanding the Hormone Connection to find Hope and Wellness

Author: Susan Hutchinson MD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199323992

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Headache in women is truly a major health issue. Every year, over 22 million women in the United States suffer from migraine headache, often debilitating attacks that can leave the sufferer bedridden and that, in many cases, can undermine both one's career and even one's marriage. The Woman's Guide to Managing Migraine is a concise and practical handbook that gives female headache sufferers all the tools they need to work with their healthcare providers to properly diagnose types of headache and develop the best possible treatment plans. A headache specialist, family practice physician, and fellow migraine sufferer, Dr. Susan Hutchinson introduces the reader to seven women with different lives--ranging from a nineteen-year-old college student, to a twenty-nine-year-old attorney, to a fifty-five-year-old mother of three grown children--different women with the common thread of suffering from disabling monthly migraines. As these women's lives unfold throughout the book, the reader gains insight into their own headache experience. Readers will learn about hormonal therapy, preventive strategies, and treatment options, ranging from the most promising new drugs to the most effective complementary and alternative therapies. Dr. Hutchinson answers common questions, such as how to plan for pregnancy and how to manage family and work life while coping with ongoing migraine attacks. She shows you how to carefully maintain your body and brain to minimize disruptions that can trigger a migraine, how to keep a migraine diary, how to find a headache-focused provider in your area, and how to make the most out of a visit to your doctor. The book includes a "headache quiz" that will determine if you are having true migraines. The time in a woman's life when migraine is most common--her twenties through her early fifties--represents her peak earning-power and child-raising years. The Woman's Guide to Managing Migraine will empower women to take charge of their treatment and find the path to living well.

The Migraine Solution

A Complete Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Pain Management

Author: Paul Rizzoli, M.D.,Elizabeth Loder, M.D., M.P.H.,Liz Neporent

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429938250

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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A straightforward, engaging, up-to-date guide to migraine and its treatment. For millions of Americans, migraine headaches are a debilitating part of every day. As top neurologists specializing in headache pain at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, and Paul Rizzoli, MD, are at the forefront of new research related to migraine management and treatment. In THE MIGRAINE SOLUTION, they'll provide clear, current, reliable information to meet the unmet needs of the headache patient, while also clarifying some of the 'myths' of headache management. Along with Liz Neporent, seasoned health journalist and lifetime migraine sufferer, they will provide readers with all of the guidance they need to alleviate their migraines for good, including: - Understanding migraine triggers - Self-evaluation questionnaires and symptom-trackers - Cheat sheets, wallet cards, and migraine logs - Over-the-counter vs. prescription drug treatment - Herbal/vitamin treatment and complementary/alternative medicine - Lifestyle treatments including diet, exercise, sleep, and meditation - Emergency pain management - Special circumstances: women and children - Essential Harvard resources and FAQs

100 Questions & Answers about Migraine

Author: Katherine A. Henry,Anthony P. Bossis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763735913

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 259

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100 Questions & Answers About Migraine offers you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes of migraine, its treatment, sources of support, and much more. Clear and easy to read, 100 Questions & Answers About Migraine provides practical tips on working with your doctor to find the best treatment for your headaches. Written by a neurologist with extensive experience treating patients with migraine and a clinical psychologist who is a pain management expert, along with contributions from actual headache patients, this book is an invaluable resource for understanding and coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional turmoil of this painful condition.

The Migraine Miracle

A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good

Author: Josh Turknett

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828778

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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If you suffer from migraines, you know from experience that prescription medication can only do so much to help relieve your suffering. You also know that your next headache could still strike at any time, and as a result, you may lead a life of fear and trepidation, never knowing when the responsibilities of work and family will once again fall victim to your throbbing skull. Unfortunately, despite the many advances in medicine, there is still no real cure for the migraine headache. In The Migraine Miracle, a neurologist with a personal history of migraines offers readers the revolutionary dietary cure that has worked for him and continues to work for his patients: a diet low in wheat, sugar, and processed foods, and high in organic, protein-rich animal products. The book also explores the link between inflammation, diet, and migraines, and contains a 21-day meal plan to help readers change the way they eat. By following this easy meal plan, millions of sufferers will discover a life free from symptoms—once and for all. The book includes comprehensive, research-based information that explains what the brain goes through during a migraine headache, the phases of the migraine, and how a diagnosis is made. It also explores the risks and benefits of migraine medication, natural remedies for migraines, dietary migraine triggers, and detailed, specific instructions for a migraine-free eating plan. If you have tried migraine medicine but have not found real relief, it’s time to try something new. By changing the way you eat, and understanding what foods can trigger your migraine, you can start feeling better longer, without the threat of a migraine always looming over everything you do.

The Vitamin Cure for Migraines

Author: Steve Hickey

Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781591202677

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 201

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Most people's diets are woefully inadequate for providing proper nutrition. Even good diets fail to deliver sufficient levels of nutrients. The Vitamin Cure book series highlights the safe and clinically effective use of vitamin supplements for a variety of illnesses. Research continues to prove the immense value of vitamins for maintaining health and fighting disease. The Vitamin Cure books, written by authors who are recognized experts in their field, provide authoritative, up-to-date, and practical information on taking vitamins for particular health problems. Migraine headaches are one of the most incapacitating diseases in terms of useful days lost. Worldwide, more than 300 million people are afflicted by migraines. Unfortunately, it is a chronic disease that is particularly difficult for conventional medicine to investigate or treat effectively.Nutrition should be the first line of defense for a migraine sufferer. The Vitamin Cure for Migraines describes nutritional approaches to both prevention and treatment, based on orthomolecular (megavitamin) medicine. Additional noninvasive therapies that may be helpful include herbal medicine, acupuncture, and oxygen therapy. As a last resort, selected drugs can be used for aborting migraines- these are covered as well. With this safe and effective nutritional program, migraine sufferers' lives can be greatly improved.

Migraine: A Neuroinflammatory Disease?

Author: Egilius L.H. Spierings,Margarita del Rio Sanchez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3034881312

Category: Science

Page: 172

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The potential involvement of neurogenic inflammation in the pathogenesis of the migraine headache and the inhibition of this mechanism as a possible mode of action of antimigraine medications are discussed in great depth in this volume. The topics are approached from a pathophysiological as well as a clinical experimental perspective by a renowned group of clinicians and scientists who carefully consider the current, future, and potential therapeutic approaches to migraine treatment. The first chapters of the book address the impact of migraine on a personal and societal level, the presentation, pathogenesis and treatment of migraine as well as the role of neurogenic inflammation. Subsequent chapters present models of neurogenic inflammation related to the pathogenesis of the migraine headache, focussing on the mediators and their receptors, as well as on the involvement of mast cells. The possibility of inhibition of neurogenic inflammation in abortive and preventive migraine treatment is also extensively discussed and a chapter on the question of whether migraine is a neuroinflammatory disease concludes this comprehensive analysis. Clinicians and scientists interested in inflammation from a physiological or pharmacological perspective and those interested in the pathogenesis of headache - migraine in particular - are the intended audience for this unique body of work.

Multimodale Schmerztherapie bei chronischen Kopfschmerzen

Interdisziplinäre Behandlungskonzepte

Author: Günther Fritsche,Charly Gaul

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3131757515

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Führende deutsche Kopfschmerzexperten stellen den aktuellen Wissensstand der verschiedenen chronischen Kopfschmerzformen dar und beschreiben praxisnah die wirksamsten Interventionen, die sich in der Behandlung von chronischen Kopfschmerzsyndromen bewährt haben. Dieser praxisnahe Therapieleitfaden eignet sich für alle, die interdisziplinär mit chronischen Kopfschmerzpatienten arbeiten wie Ärzte, Ergotherapeuten, Pfleger, Physiotherapeuten, Psychologen und Sporttherapeuten. Aus dem Inhalt: - Allgemeine Grundlagen zu Epidemiologie, Klassifikation, Diagnostik und Behandlungserfolgen bei Kopfschmerzen - Klinische Aspekte und Störungstheorien: Pathogenese von Migräne und Spannungskopfschmerz, Pathomechanismen der Gesichtsschmerzen und Clusterkopfschmerzen - Unterschiedlichste Behandlungsverfahren und Therapien im Überblick - Basismodule und syndromspezifische Behandlungsmodule von A (Umgang mit Akutschmerzen) bis Z (Bearbeitung von Zielkonflikten) - Versorgungsstrukturen: ambulante und stationäre Versorgungsangebote in Deutschland, Versorgungskonzepte aus Sicht der Krankenkassen und sozialmedizinische Aspekte wie Reha und Rente Sofort anwendbar: Die therapeutischen Übungen und Module können direkt in die Praxis umgesetzt werden und eignen sich für nahezu alle Therapiesettings.

The Brain and Host Defense

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444535450

Category: Science

Page: 358

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It is now well recognized that the brain, and especially the hypothalamus, plays an important role in the regulation of immune reactions and inflammation. This book aims to review our current state of knowledge of this important field. Key historical findings are presented, and the reciprocal interactions between the brain and the immune system are examined. Particular emphasis is placed on inflammation, a critical host defense reaction that serves as an effector response for both the adaptive and innate immune systems. Mechanisms implicated in brain defense, as well as in more general host defense, are discussed. The regulatory influences of the brain on inflammatory responses are included with particular reference to the role of the hypothalamus, which is also the main director the hormonal regulation of immune/inflammatory. Gender-related differences in immune responsiveness, circadian modulator of immune responses, and evidence that behavioral conditioning (e.g. reward) of immune responses is possible are used as examples to reinforce the notion that the neuroendocrine system exerts a fundamental and complex regulatory influence on the immune system. * Presents timely issues such as immunological aspects of the blood-brain-barrier and the role of inflammatory mediators in the evolution of strokes and degenerative diseases * Includes analysis of the role of the brain in the adaptive responses to disease * Evaluates the argument that further knowledge of the influence of the brain on the immune system will provide new insights to the pathophysiology infectious and autoimmune diseases

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan, An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics - E-Book

Author: Bradley W. Kesser,A. Tucker Gleason

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709727

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Dizziness comes in many forms in each age group – some specific to an age group (e.g. benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood) while others span the age spectrum (e.g., migraine-associated vertigo). This content organizes evaluation and management of the dizzy patient by age to bring a fresh perspective to seeing these often difficult patients. The pediatric section begins with a review of vestibular embryology and physiology and moves toward a comprehensive discussion of methods – both bedside and in the vestibular lab - to evaluate the child with dizziness, or “clumsiness,” concluding with an exploration of the differential diagnosis of dizziness and relevant findings. Dizziness in the adolescent points to migraine headache as a common cause, enumerates treatment strategies for migraine-associated vertigo, and offers guidelines for when to image the adolescent with dizziness. Adult dizziness is more a compilation of the relevant diagnoses, but the section starts with dizziness that can affect young adults – especially members of our Armed Forces fighting overseas – traumatic brain injury/blast injury. This content also has relevance for patients in motor vehicle accidents and head injury patients. Medicolegal aspects of evaluation and management of dizzy patients are succinctly covered in “Evaluation of Dizziness in the Litigating Patient.” The final chapter in this section, “Other Causes of Dizziness,” provides a very thorough overview of unusual causes of dizziness in the adult population. Dizziness associated with advancing age is quite common and often multifactorial, as is highlighted in the chapter “Dizziness in the Elderly.” A comprehensive review of the posterior cerebral circulation, transient ischemic attacks, and posterior circulation stroke is presented in the chapter, “Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency.” No coverage of dizziness in the elderly is complete without an exposition of polypharmacy and medication effects. Other common diagnoses of dizziness in the elderly are thoughtfully reviewed along with a survey of new and old techniques to rehabilitate the older patient with dizziness or disequilibrium. Patients presenting with dizziness can harbor serious, if not life-threatening, conditions such as stroke, brain abscess, or severe chronic ear disease. At the end of several articles, the reader will find a relevant table – What Not To Miss – a list of clinically significant signs and symptoms not to ignore, or conditions (differential diagnosis) that may masquerade as that discussed in the chapter but critically important that the practitioner should not overlook in the evaluation of the patient. Many articles in this edition start with a clinical scenario so the reader can recognize common presenting symptoms, demographic features, and factors in the medical history that will aid in making the diagnosis.

Managing Your Migraine

A Migraine Sufferer’s Practical Guide

Author: Susan L. Burks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461203058

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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Managing Your Migraine speaks to your needs as a migraine sufferer. It confirms that you suffer from a genuine physical illness and that others share your frustration, disappointments, and anger. Its goal is to move you beyond "learning to live with it" to a full understanding of its mechanisms, symptoms, and treatments. This book proves that you can take charge of your illness-and shows you how to do so safely, effectively, and with real confidence.

A Brain Wider Than the Sky

A Migraine Diary

Author: Andrew Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416588108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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With more than one in ten Americans -- and more than one in five families -- affected, the phenomenon of migraine is widely prevalent and often ignored or misdiagnosed. By his mid-forties, Andrew Levy's migraines were occasional reminders of a persistent illness that he'd wrestled with half his life, though he had not fully contemplated their physical and psychological influence on the individual, family, and society at large. Then in 2006 Levy was struck almost daily by a series of debilitating migraines that kept him essentially bedridden for months, imprisoned by pain and nausea that retreated only briefly in gentler afternoon light. When possible, Levy kept careful track of what triggered an onset -- the "thin, taut" pain from drinking a bourbon, the stabbing pulse brought on by a few too many M&M's -- and in luminous prose recounts his struggle to live with migraines, his meticulous attempts at calibrating his lifestyle to combat and avoid them, and most tellingly, the personal relationship a migraineur develops -- an almost Stockholm syndrome-like attachment -- with the indescribable pain, delirium, and hallucinations. Levy read about personalities and artists throughout history with migraine -- Alexander Pope, Nietzsche, Freud, Virginia Woolf, even Elvis -- and researched the treatments and medical advice available for migraine sufferers. He candidly describes his rehabilitation with the aid of prescription drugs and his eventual reemergence into the world, back to work and writing. An enthralling blend of memoir and provocative analysis, A Brain Wider Than the Sky offers rich insights into an illness whose effects are too often discounted and whose sufferers are too often overlooked.

Migraine and Headache

Author: Alexander Mauskop

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199862044

Category: Medical

Page: 90

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Migraine and Headache, Second Edition provides concise guidelines for the point-of-care diagnosis and management of all headache conditions, complete with clinically-relevant cases to help clinicians provide effective care to their headache patients.

Managing Your Headaches

Author: Mark W. Green,Leah M. Green

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387218440

Category: Medical

Page: 116

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Headaches seriously affect the quality of life for millions of sufferers. The result range from lost productivity and lost income to restricted ability and low self-esteem. For many it takes years to find the appropriate medication. In this accessible book the authors explain what information you should record for your physician, what a physician is looking for in a neurological examination, and what you should and should not do to reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches. The authors discuss various important aspects of headaches. Topics include: the effects of stress, psychological factors, food triggers, and environmental risks, the symptoms of migraine, cluster and tension-type headaches, and others. This book is a must-have for anybody suffering from headaches.

Healing Young Brains

The Neurofeedback Solution

Author: Robert W. Hill,Eduardo Castro

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612831602

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 346

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Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven form of brainwave feedback that trains the child's brain to overcome slow brainwave activity, and increase and maintain its speed permanently. Neurofeedback is quick, noninvasive and cost effective. In fact, 80 percent of the time, neurofeedback is effective without any of the side effects associated with drugs commonly used to such childhood disorders as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, sleep disorders, and emotional problems. Healing young Brains examines each disorder separately and explains in lay terms:the manifestation of the disorderthe diagnosis,and the rationale for treating the disorder with brainwave training. Healing Young Brains is parents" guide to all they need to know about treating their children with neurofeedback as an alternative to drugs.

Ischemic Blood Flow in the Brain

Author: Y. Fukuuchi,M. Tomita,A. Koto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431702924

Category: Medical

Page: 466

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Because stroke is essentially a disease of the vessels and blood flow, the most fundamental aspects of ischemic blood flow in the brain are under investigation by researchers. Their work was the focus of the sixth in the series of Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine, held in Tokyo in 1999. Selected here are 55 papers from the symposium, covering the buffy coat (glycocalyx) of endothelial cells, the blood-brain barrier and permeability, gene expression, vascular reactivity, dysregulation, inflammatory deterioration, cortical spreading depression, edema, microvascular derangement, and pathology, in ten major sections. The book includes the thought-provoking discussions that followed the presentations, thus providing an invaluable source of up-to-date information not only for researchers investigating microcirculation but also for clinicians implementing the most effective treatment for stroke patients.

Migraine Art

The Migraine Experience from Within

Author: Klaus Podoll,Derek Robinson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436727

Category: Art

Page: 379

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Migraine Art includes more than 300 powerful illustrations and paintings created by migraine sufferers from around the world. It provides a thoroughly unique window into the subjective world of the migraine sufferer. The idea of collecting migraine art started with a number of public competitions in the 1980s, which encouraged artists, both amateur and professional, to illustrate the pain, the visual disturbances, and the effect migraines had on their lives. The book includes hundreds of these submissions as well as detailed descriptions of different types of migraine visual phenomena. Covering such topics as migraine signs, triggers, and treatments, as well as types of visual hallucinations and somatic sensations and experiences, the book offers a comprehensive view of the migraine experience. Each category of visual disturbance is accompanied by related artwork. A description of migraine visual experiences of famous historical figures, such as Blaise Pascal and Lewis Carroll, provide historical background on the topic. The book also includes a history of four Migraine Art competitions and information about the Migraine Art collection.