Chronic Migraine Headaches as a Progressive Brain Disorder?

chronic migraines as a progressive brain disorder
Chronic migraines as a progressive brain disorder

Sounds like a scary title, huh? Good, because if you suffer from migraines, you NEED to understand how serious this truly is.

And it is not about controlling the headache.  Although this may be the immediate need, this limited approach does nothing for protecting your brain.  And make no mistake–migraine sufferers have a greatly increased risk for things like heart disease, stroke and dementia.  Masking the headache with medication does not change your increased risk–it’s still going to happen unless you do something about it.

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Will Your Infant Develop Migraines? 2 Things to Look For

My near-mantra is that migraines are not a problem in the head. Rather, these headaches are a sign that something is wrong with your overall health. The evidence supporting this position is plentiful and some of this research can be found in a recent blog post that refers to migraines as a “progressive brain disorder.”

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Chronic Migraine Headaches in Kids – Could This Be Why?

Headaches in children are one of the hardest things for parents to deal with.  You want to help, but instead you end up feeling helpless.  But what if “helping” is not what you’re doing?

Sounds crazy.  What could a parent do to deliberately cause his or her child to have headaches?

According, to this particular study, everything.

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Chronic Migraines Headaches and Seizures Linked Again

This is not the first time I’ve pointed out the links between migraines and seizures (as if my book, Migraines and Epilepsy wasn’t hint enough…) and it won’t be the last.

The reason I need to keep pointing it out is that mainstream medicine (neurologists included) don’t seem to see the association and consider them “comorbidities.”  Comorbidities mean that they are occurring simultaneously and not necessarily related.  Usually, comorbidities are medicated separately (because that’s how we “treat” everything in this country).  Take diabetes and high blood pressure.  Medicated separately.  Heart disease and colon cancer.  Separately.

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Magnesium, phospholipid and energy metabolism between migraine syndromes

Magnesium, phospholipid and energy metabolism between migraine syndromes.

I found it very interesting when one of my patients with seizures consulted an ER doctor friend of hers about her seizures. He basically informed her that she needed to be on antiseizure medication (with a standing order for bloodwork to check liver enzymes every two weeks…) and nothing else had any effect.

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