What is a Migraine?
Migraine is a whole-body phenomena and not just a headache.
Why do they happen?
Migraine is inherited and 90% of my patients have another family member who has migraine.
What are the symptoms?
It starts at the cellular level and manifests in a constellation of episodic symptoms including vision changes, both expressive and receptive language problems, difficulty processing information, difficulty sequencing tasks, sensitivity to light and sound, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, face pain pain in teeth or jaw and head pain.
Migraines may masquerade as “sinus infection”, “TMJ”, “irritable bowel.”
What can I do?
Migraine is very treatable using appropriate medications and a focused approach.
Maintaining regular sleeping, eating, water intake and exercise patterns are very important to reduce triggers.
Most common triggers for migraine include poor sleeping patterns or inefficient sleep; eradicating patterns; poor water intake and/or hormone fluctuations.