Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It's Probably Migraine.

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"We determined that 92 percent of these people were candidates for triptans, but only 12 percent were using them," said Dr. Eross. "As headache specialists, we need to do a better job at educating patients and primary care physicians about the sinus-symptom phenomenon."

Dr. Eross's SAMS co-investigators are D.W. Dodick, and J.P. Gladstone.

The American Headache Society (AHS), founded in 1959 as the American Association for the Study of Headache, is based in Mt. Royal, N.J. AHS is a professional organization for those interested in the study and management of headache and face pain. AHS has approximately 2,500 members. For more information, visit the AHS Web site at http://www.ahsnet.org/. To fill the need for patient education, AHS established the American Council for Headache Education (ACHE), a non-profit patient-physician organization for the advancement of the treatment and management of headache and the encouragement of more constructive social attitudes toward the disease. Individuals who would like more information about headache, who would like a referral to a specialist who treats headache or who would like information on support groups can call (800) 255-ACHE at 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, N.J. 08061, or visit the ACHE Web site at http://www.achenet.org/.


1 According to the World Health Organization, 6% of men and 18% of women have Migraine disease. Applying those percentages to statistics from the United States Census Bureau, determines that there are more than 35 million Migraineurs in the United States.

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Resources:

Platform Presentation. 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS). June, 2004.

© Teri Robert, 2004 - Present
Last updated January 14, 2009..

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