Migraines and Headaches Related to Sports

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Migraines and Headaches Related to SportsSports and exercise are fairly common Migraine triggers. That can present a conundrum for us. We need exercise to maintain our health, and it's been shown that exercising regularly can help reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of Migraines. Exercise becomes a problem, however, when it triggers a Migraine or headache.

    Migraines and headaches can become an additional problem for athletes, some of whom depend on sports for college scholarships and even their careers.

    Dr. David Kernick and Dr. Peter Goadsby, on behalf of The Royal College of General Practitioners and The British Association for the Study of Headache have published a very comprehensive article on this subject in Cephalalgia. This article identifies the types of headache disorders most frequently a problem during exercise and sports and outlines options for treatment and prevention...

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    This was a very comprehensive journal article, so I've been able to put together an article here with lots of information. It may well answer some of the questions you've been asking.

    Take a look at Migraines and Headaches Related to Sports.

    On a related note, you may also want to check out Famous Migraineurs: Percy Harvin.

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    Last updated August 1, 2010

Published On: August 25, 2010