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Publication Date: 17 Sep 2009
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Alison Frith
ISBN-13: 9781847090386, 9781847091154, 9781847094117, 9781847094124

Coping with Headaches and Migraine

By Alison Frith
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Headache and migraine affect more than 10 million people in the UK, two thirds of whom are women. They are one of the most common problems seen in doctors' surgeries and emergency departments, and are a leading cause of absenteeism at work and school, affecting a staggering 90,000 people each working day. Migraine attacks may include a range of manifestations such as nausea, vomiting and hallucinations, and may be so uncomfortable as to bring life to a halt. Headaches are usually less severe and more localised. There are a number of causes and triggers including lifestyle, diet, stress, and hormonal fluctuations. Many famous people have been migraine sufferers; one of the explanations of Alice in Wonderland for example is that it was based on Charles Dodgson's experience as migraineur. In the past, migraine was something you just had to 'put up with' and today many people do just still struggle on as best they can, or cope by drawing the curtains and going to bed. Nowadays, however, much can be done to manage and prevent migraine and other headaches, and this book explores these options. Topics covered include: Migraine and other types of headache; Triggers and threshold; illness-related; genetic; stress, posture, environmental etc; Keeping a headache diary; Women and migraine/headache; Help from your doctor; medications; specialist care; migraine clinics; investigating headache further (ie scans); Diet and lifestyle; Complementary remedies, relaxation, breathing, meditation etc
About the Author
Alison Frith is Clinical Research Sister at the City of London Migraine Clinic. She was awarded the accolade of Best Healthcare Professional 2008 by the charity Migraine Action.

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