Over the last few years, long-needed evaluation of our military for Migraine and other headache disorders exacerbated or caused by event and / or circumstances of being deployed have been conducted and the results published. Additionally, more attention has been paid to head and neck trauma and traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new study shows nearly half of U.S. soldiers returning home from combat with headaches problematic enough to require specialized care also have a history of mild head trauma. Study objective: "To determine the incidence and types of head or neck trauma and headache characteristics among US Army soldiers evaluated for chronic headaches at a military neurology clinic following a combat tour in Iraq." 2 Study methods: Conducted with 81 (73 male and 8 female) U. S. Army soldiers who had served in the same brigade. All were evaluated at the same military neurology clinic for the complaint of recurrent headaches following a combat tour in Iraq ...
Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (DEX-troe-meth-OR-fan/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Child Cough & Sore Throat Oral Uses
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part of the brain (cough center), reducing the urge to cough. Acetaminophen is
a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer.
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for coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your doctor.
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
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Full Question: Just wondered if any studies have been done to determine if depression can be a cause of migraines? I have experienced mild depression for the last 15 years during which time I also developed an increase in headaches. These were diagnosed as migraines about 8 years ago. However, I've also gone through menopause during the last 8 years, which has not changed the frequency or severity of my headaches. Thanks, Marge . Answer: Dear Marge; Depression is not the cause of Migraines, nor does depression trigger Migraines. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Currently, the best information we have on the cause of Migraines is overactive neurons in the brains of Migraineurs. When a Migraineur encounters their physical Migraine triggers, those neurons fire in a wave across the brain, creating a chain reaction that’s responsible for the symptoms of the Migraine attack. It is well established, however that Migraine and depression are often comorbid c...
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