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I get sinus headaches mid-afternoon. What can I do, or use To eliminate this problem? Gerry.
Unless you have a sinus infection, it's highly unlikely that these are sinus headaches. Studies have shown that the vast majority of what people think are sinus headaches are really Migraine attacks. You can find more information about this in Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It’s Probably a Migraine .
Are you taking a pain reliever or something else for these afternoon headaches? If you are, there's a significant chance that what you're taking could be perpetuating the headaches. Taking any kind of pain medication, over-the-counter or prescription, more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this.
Giving care to people who are dying and who also have early or mid stage Alzheimer's is easier if you are aware of a number of difficulties that cognitive impairment has on their experience and behavior. Alzheimer's does not make death any easier or more difficult for caregivers. As your loved one enters the last weeks and days of their life there is a lot to contend with. Sorrow, anticipatory bereavement and sometimes pleasure when an interaction/time spent remind you of the loss to come. I have put together some information that has been helpful to me that may be useful to you.
As well as being a symptom of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, confusion is also a symptom of physical conditions such as poor oxygen levels, common for example in heart and lung disease. High levels of chemicals poisonous to the body, for example, high urea and creatinine common in kidney disease and in diseases of the brain such as tumors, may can also cause confusion....
My technician recently told me, just before sending me gliding through an MRI tube, that MRI scans were once an uncommon breast exam. He performed the breast scans only a few times per month, when radiologists needed to get a better read on potential breast cancers than they could from mammography alone. Now my tech performs the highly sensitive breast exam, which uses magnetic and radio waves to create layers of black and white breast images, all the time. He told me his MRI suite—with just two machines—now has a companion facility on the same hospital grounds, due to increased demand. There is more need for breast MRIs, he said, and with the new American Cancer Society (ACS) recommendation— certain women with high risk of developing breast cancer should get MRI scans in addition to their yearly mammogram —it seems the demand for these machines will keep climbing. In March 2007, the ACS announced that breast MRI and mammogram, when used together, give...
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