Summer can be a joy; or it can be a royal pain, triggering extra Migraines as well as other health and safety issues.
This summer has seen record high temperatures in many areas of the country, and thunderstorms have been more than plentiful. This means an over abundance of Migraine triggers for many of us.
One of the primary problems to be aware of and avoid during this summer heat is dehydration. To do that though, we need to really understand dehydration, what it is, how to avoid it, how to treat it, what to drink, and what to avoid. We have that information for you, and you can find it in Dehydration - An Avoidable Migraine Trigger .
There are other summer issues that can cause Migraineurs problems - the heat itself, fragrance in sun products, and more. For more on this, take a look at Tips for Avoiding Summer Migraines and Headaches .
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My 13 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Aura Migraines. She has had 2 episodes and they have been 40 days between them. Her doctor told her that if she starts to see the black dots/before her vision goes dark she is suppose to take 2 tylenol and lay in a dark room. Each time she has had these migraines it happened after she was exercising when it was hot out. My question is will she grow out of this or will it be a life long problem? We are suppose to keep a journal and one thing I noticed is that she menstruated two days after the episode and she gets really bad cramps. My poor child. What can I do to help? Thanks so much! Maureen.
In your question, you talked about three things that can trigger Migraines -- hot weather, exercise, and the fluctuations in hormone levels caused by the menstrual cycle.
There's no way to predict if she will "grow out of this." U...
Aromatherapy is often called an "alternative therapy. Based on my experience, I would prefer to call aromatherapy a "complementary therapy," one that can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including headache and Migraine medications. Each person should, of course, check with their own physician, but mine advised me that he felt it was a safe complementary therapy for me. What IS Aromatherapy? Simply stated, aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils extracted from plants for both physiological and psychological treatment. Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that began when people of early civilizations began discovering the healing properties of plants. The term "aromatherapy" was first used by René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist in 1928. Gattefossé was working in his family's 0perfumier business when he accidentally discovered that lavender caused a severe burn on his hand to heal more rapidly and with...
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