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Migraine Headache No one knows for certain what causes migraine. They can run in families. Acupuncture has been studied as a treatment for migraine headache for over 20 http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsConditions/HeadacheMigrainecc.html
Extractions: Home Medical Reference Alternative / Complementary Medicine ... Conditions Migraine Headache Also Listed As: Signs and Symptoms What Causes It? What to Expect at Your Provider's Office Treatment Options ... Supporting Research Migraines are pounding or throbbing headaches that start suddenly, last for hours and usually occur with other symptoms such as nausea. The headaches usually occur between ages 10 and 30, often vanishing after age 50 or, in women, after menopause. More women than men have migraines. Signs and Symptoms What Causes It? No one knows for certain what causes migraine. They can run in families. Researchers do know that something triggers blood vessels in the head to tighten and then expand, a process that irritates the nerves surrounding those blood vessels. Things that can trigger migraine include the following. Abnormal blood levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin Medicines for high blood pressure, angina, and arthritis
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Extractions: Verify here. Objectives Help us help Honors nominated for Symptoms Although its roots may be traced back to 19th century neurology, it was not until the inspiring example of an art teacher's pictorial representations of her migraine attacks, that the Migraine Art concept was developed by Derek Robinson in the 1970s to serve as the basis of four National Migraine Art Competitions and similar contests held in the UK and the United States, the results of which were presented to the public in a number of exhibitions and publications in both the lay and medical press. [more] Migraine experiences have served as a major source of artistic inspiration in both past and contemporary painters, sculptors, film-makers and other visual artists. A virtual gallery of migraine-inspired art includes pieces from famous women and men like Hildegard of Bingen, Giorgio de Chirico, Yayoi Kusama, Sarah Raphael, to name just a few, as well as the work from many less well known (but by no means less interesting) artists - and maybe soon your's too? [more] Do you wish to contribute with your migraine-inspired artwork to this Migraine Art website?
Extractions: Week of Feb. 19, 2005; Vol. 167, No. 8 , p. 119 Ben Harder Neurologist Roman Sztajzel received an unexpected letter in 1999 from a patient he had last seen a year and a half earlier. The Swiss woman thanked him for curing her of migraines, which she had experienced frequently into her early 30s. But Sztajzel hadn't treated her for migraines. He'd seen her because she'd had a stroke. Another stroke soon followed. Neither brain attack showed any sign of a typical cause. In search of an explanation, Sztajzel and his colleagues had screened the woman for an abnormal opening between the heart's upper chambers. GAP IN A YOUNG HEART. An opening between the two upper chambers of the fetal heart permits blood to pass from one side to the other. The gap can cause problems if it doesn't close in early life. Cleveland Clinic Foundation That opening functions in human fetuses to let the circulating blood bypass the lungs, which the body doesn't rely on until a newborn starts breathing air. At or shortly after birth, tissue flaps in the heart usually fuse and close the hole. But in about a quarter of the U.S. population, complete closure never occurs.
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Extractions: From Our Sponsors Migraine headaches typically affect one side of the head. They can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Some people have them weekly, others have fewer than one a year. Migraines usually begin sometime between the teen years and the age of 40, and can be classified as either ""classic'' or ""common.'' At the onset of a migraine, the blood vessels in your head first shrink, then swell, causing pain. Tension, bright lights, loud noises, strong smells, weather changes, fatigue, missed meals, and emotional upset all may trigger a migraine. The headaches may also be brought on by many common foods and beverages, including lunch meat, hot dogs, alcohol, beans, coffee or tea, cheese, chocolate, nuts, pickles, raisins, and canned soup. Artificial sweeteners can trigger a migraine. Many women get the headaches before or during their monthly period. You may know you are going to have a migraine before the headache starts. Warning signs include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to noise, light, or smells.
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Extractions: Frequently Asked Questions Migraine: Types and Causes (by Joel R. Saper, MD) What causes migraine headaches? For most people migraine is a hereditary medical condition. Some people get migraine headaches after head trauma or a brain injury. Several different brain chemicals (neuro-transmitters) are involved in triggering and perpetuating the migraine attack. Inflammatory changes develop around blood vessels and there are alterations in blood flow to the brain. The usual electrical activity of the brain may change. This complex sequence of events causes the pain and the other symptoms associated with migraine.
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Extractions: Migraine Health Center Have a headache that just wont quit? Looking for advice on preventing recurring migraines? Youve come to the right place! Dr. Donnicas Migraine Health Center is full of useful information for headache and migraine sufferers. Browse the list below and click on the links to read articles, FAQs, Decisionnaires, and radio transcripts, or to listen to specific Womens Health Reports from Dr. Donnica's daily, nationally syndicated radio segment. Articles What Women Should Know About Migraine: Yes, You Can Have Relief Women And Headache Today on DrDonnica.com Debunking the Myths About Headache How Do You Know If You Have Migraines? Menstrual Migraine When A Headache Is A Medical Emergency ... Stress Decisionnaires Headache Decisionnaire Migraine Decisionnaire Debunking Myths Headache Myths Migraine Myths Frequently Asked Questions Migraine Headache and Dizziness After Miscarriage Headache Prevention Menstrual Migraine ... Vitreous Floaters Guest Experts Talking To Your Doctor About Relief From Painful Cramps, by Jeffrey Ellis M.D.
Extractions: Migraine is perhaps one of the most misunderstood conditions I know about. It is commonly thought of as a type of headache, and it certainly isn't thought of as disabling. It can be disabling, and it isn't just a headache. I have put this site together to help people understand migraine more fully and learn how to live with it and help loved ones live with it. In 1986, I was chosen to participate in a program for gifted and talented youth at the Texas School for the Blind. At first, I balked, remembering my previous experience there. But perhaps things had changed. In any case, I was older now and more able to speak up for myself. Besides, I could take a cooking class. I learned my way around campus easily using my cane as well as visual landmarks. I traveled from "my house," which I shared with four other girls, to the classroom building, the dining hall, the recreation center, and dormitories where friends were staying. But one afternoon, I encountered a problem while traveling. I froze. If I had become lost, I would have been able to think and retrace my steps. But I could not retrace my stepsand I wasn't lost. I knew exactly where I was. I was approaching the bridge under the trees, on my way to the dorms to see friends. But I couldn't see the shadow of the trees. I couldn't see the contrast between the color of the bridge and the color of the sidewalk. I couldn't see the grass on either side of me. The sun was beating down on me, but I couldn't see it either. I couldn't see anything.
Extractions: A n abnormally structured gene is the culprit in familial hemiplegic migraine, a rare inherited form of migraine. People with a similar neurological disorder, episodic ataxia type-2, have other alterations in the same gene, researchers found. The gene resides on chromosome 19, the organization and structure of which has long been studied by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Human Genome Center. Three years ago, medical scientists at Leiden University in The Netherlands initiated a collaboration with the LLNL researchers to complete the physical mapping of the chromosome and clone the DNA of the gene for this form of migraine. Armed with the cloned DNA fragments and data from human patients studies, the Dutch researchers discovered the gene that regulates the transport of calcium into specific classes of brain cells. The researchers noted alterations in the DNA sequence in patients from the migraine families. These alterations result in the production of nonfunctional protein, which prevents calcium from being properly transported. The movement of calcium into brain cells regulates the release of neurotransmitters, which are critical elements in the network of communication among cells of the nervous system. While the type of Familial Hemiplegic Migraine associated with this gene is rare, many of its symptoms are similar to those of more common migraines. Scientists believe knowledge gained in studying this form of migraine will help understand the cause of other forms of the disorder.