Do you often get headaches and migraines? What treatments really help? Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Headache specialist Emad Estemalik, MD, fields this one.
Do you often get headaches on one side of your head? When should you see a doctor? Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Headache specialist Emad Estemalik, MD, fields this one.
Trigeminal neuralgia has been called the “suicide disease” because of the terrible pain it can cause. Find out how modern treatments make this condition easier to bear.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Clinical psychologist Steven J. Krause, PhD, answers this one about migraine headaches.
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Does the weather report sometimes have you worried that you’ll develop a pounding migraine? Whether it’s an approaching thunderstorm or a bright sunny day — both can wreak havoc on your head. “It’s usually a fall in barometric pressure associated with headaches, but for many people it doesn’t matter; it could be a quick rise in temperature as … Read More
Your head is throbbing, but why? Here our expert explains the most common types of headaches, what causes them — and how to get relief.
When kids suffer from migraines, amitriptyline and topiramate are often prescribed. A study proves these medications are effective for many children but reveals a strong placebo effect.
Weather can affect a number of health conditions, including asthma, allergies and even headaches. Here is how these three health conditions can be aggravated and affected by weather — and expert advice on what you can do about it.
Many of us struggle with headaches. More than 40 million Americans have headaches that are chronic and recurring, according to the National Headache Foundation. Some key contributors to head pain include stress, alcohol, skipping meals, nitrates, menstruation, weather changes, bright lights, exertion, exposure to smoke, high altitude, strong odors and alteration of sleep. Today, there … Read More
If a storm in the forecast fills you with fear of a migraine, you’re not alone. Research about weather as a migraine trigger is not definitive. But many people report feeling a strong connection between what’s happening outside and what’s going on inside their heads. Along with stress, certain foods and other triggers, weather can … Read More