The transcript of this podcast is below. If you prefer to listen to it, you can do so easily from the MigraineCast Web site . Hello and welcome to MigraineCast the weekly podcast brought to you by MyMigraineConnection.com and the HealthCentral Network. Sunday, June 3, marks the beginning of National Headache Awareness Week. Some people have asked me why there's an awareness week for headaches and Migraine disease. People who need to ask that question are generally people who never experience anything beyond a minor tension-type headache. Those with chronic headaches or issues with Migraine disease know the answer. Although the World Health Organization ranks Migraine disease as the 19th leading cause of years lived with disability on a global level, Migraine is still dramatically underdiagnosed, undertreated, and misunderstood. That ranking is from 2004. In 2000, Migraine was ranked at 20th. While we would hope that Migraine would move down on the list, it is, unfortunate...
Eighteen million Americans suffer from migraines. Most are women between the ages of 15 and 55 and many have a family history of these debilitating headaches. Fortunately migraines become less severe and frequent with age. A migraine headache is a severe pain, usually felt on one side of the head. The pain is concentrated around the temples or behind one eye or ear and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. These headaches can last for a few hours to a few days. For the people who suffer from these intense headaches the effects can be very disruptive to their lives. Many things can bring on a migraine headache, but stress is considered the number one trigger. Common causes include: Bright light or loud noise Dehydration Hormone changes during the menstrual cycle Lack of food or sleep Nicotine Stress and anxiety Weather changes While research does not directly link migraines to food, those who suffer from these headaches will tell ...
I am interested in knowing if there is any connection between low weight and migraine headaches. What , if any, long term effects would take place in the brain of a person with an eating disorder? Thank you, Cindy.
This is a very broad question with no specific answer. Both increased and decreased weight can be associated with headaches and Migraines, often having to do with spinal fluid changes. The second part of your excellent question is also unknown, but research data may help in the future to understand what happens in the brains of people with eating disorders.
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