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Menopause and migraine?

The good news is that for many women migraine improves, often dramatically, once menopause is reached. This may be especially true for women who previously had many menstrually related migraine attacks. In menopause, the monthly hormonal fluctuations stop, and therefore they can no longer trigger…

Migraine and oral contraceptives?

Most women with migraine can take oral contraceptives relatively safely.  This is an issue which it is worth discussing with your doctor, however, as both migraine and oral contraceptives do increase the risk of stroke very slightly. In otherwise healthy women, this risk is so…

Migraine & Posture

So we have all likely been told at one time or another to stand up straight. Proper posture is an important part of overall health and wellness. For those who experience a headache disorder, including migraine and/or tension-type headache, postural awareness and correction is an…

Exercise

Regular physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, however, we can all feel challenged to fit exercise into our hectic schedules. For those experiencing headache disorders, particularly migraine, the challenges may be more complex than just scheduling. Some people with migraine report that physical…

Nutrition

Nutrition is one aspect of lifestyle that deserves some attention in one’s quest to manage a migraine disorder. Migraine is a complex neurobiochemical process – meaning it affects the nervous and biochemical systems of the body. Food is the fuel that makes our engines run….

Sleep

Sleep is a necessity of life. Sleep provides the mind and body with time to repair itself and re-fuel. If we are well-rested, we are better able to deal with the day-to-day occurrences of life. For many people who live with headache disorders, getting a…

Ways to improve sleep

Lack of sleep is a common trigger. Is there a way you can improve sleep? Read more for advice on how a regular sleeping schedule can improve your headaches. 5 tips to improve sleep: A regular sleep schedule of 7-8 hours a night. Do not…

More frequent with time?

For some individuals with migraine, the headaches become more frequent with time. Although most people with migraine can look forward to eventual improvement, or at least stability of their migraine, migraine does worsen over time in some people. This has been called migraine progression. A…


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