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Please I do have earache before the migraine starts is this normal? I learnt chocolate triggers the headache is this true? Lastly is there anything I could do to stop or prevent the headache? Thanks, Olaoluwa.
Some people do experience earache during the beginning phases of a Migraine attack and even through the end of one. That said, if this is a new symptom for you, it should be discussed with your doctor to be sure it's being caused by your Migraines and not something else.
Chocolate is a trigger for some people with Migraines, but not for all.
There are treatments to abort Migraine attacks once they start, and there are medications that can be taken daily to help prevent Migraines. Preventive medications are usually recommended if you have three or more Migraines a month or if your Migraines are especially severe. You can find more information in Pre...
Early this morning, I heard the first blast of this latest winter weather knocking on the door. Well, actually, maybe I had better say that the wind gust that signaled the impending deep freeze rattled our windows. And almost everyone’s going to be really cold! When I work, I often stream the broadcast of Colorado Public Radio. This morning, they’re reporting that Aspen, Colorado is 12 degrees below zero. Brrrrr!
So what should you do if you like to exercise outdoors, but when you open your door, you’re faced with this type of bracing chill? Here are some tips:
Check with your doctor before exercising in cold weather. The Mayo Clinic notes that while everyone can safely exercise in cold weather, people with certain conditions such as asthma and heart issues can be at risk. Therefore, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any precautions you need to take based on your individual health.
Check the weather before heading outdoors. A wind chill can make exer...
Definition Agglutinins are antibodies that cause the red blood cells to clump together. Cold agglutinins are active at cold temperatures. Febrile (warm) agglutinins are active at normal body temperatures. This article discusses the blood test used to measure the level of these antibodies in the blood. Alternative Names Cold agglutinins; Weil-Felix reaction; Widal's test; Warm agglutinins How the test is performed Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood. Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. (The tube is first warmed to normal body temperature - 98.6 degrees F). The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is ...
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