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How To Reduce Migraine
Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Your life style: Migraine is a neurologic/body disorder; get your life style back in order. Keep the same schedule daily, drink lots of water, moderate exercise regularly, balanced diet to keep your weight down, pain diary. Treatments: physical therapy, acupuncture, supplements, stress control/relaxation, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy. Most important: see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Find a Speech Pathol: Speech pathologists are often found affiliated with rehabilitation centers or in teaching programs at university centers. Their training focuses on the complexity of speech & language development & methods to help those with difficulty refine & improve their skill in this area. Your pcp may be able to identify local sources you can work with. ...Read more
Headaches: If they are migraines then there are many different options like ibuprofen and paracetamol. Anti-nausea medications may help, caffeine, and tryptan type medications are options. If they happen frequently there are several options to use as preventative medications. Relaxation , rest, and breathing techniques are another option too consider also. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Avoid triggers: If you can learn what triggers your migraines, avoid the triggers and maybe the migraines will be reduced. This is neither easy nor exact in most cases, but can help. Track the conditions surrounding each migraine--time of day, food, medications, amount of sleep, anxiety and/or activity levels, etc.--and note the commonalities. Those are likely triggers. Avoid them and see if ot helps. ...Read more
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVA ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce fats: Decreasing dietary fat intake and increasing aerobic exercise to optimize weight is a good starting point for reducing cholesterol levels. Some people are genetically predisposed to have elevated cholesterol despite lifestyle modification, and require medications. Great question, and good luck! ...Read more
Cough remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Depends on level and: ratio of HDL/total cholesterol, total HDL level, total; LDL level and non- HDL cholesterol ( done with fasting blood testing)/ I always suggest dietary and physicial modifications: diet: low fat, high fiber, lots of fresh fruit and vegetable, fiber ( bran, cereals) , limit red meats and add checken and fish,exercise 30-40 imin at least 4 times/week. Walking, biking running, high/low impact aerobic ...Read more
How to tell the difference between stress headaches and migraines? And how to prevent and treat both.
In many cases: 85 percent have triggers which vary from person to person. Some may be avoided such as lack of sleep, alcohol, certain foods, stress, bright lights. There are medications which may be effective to prevent frequent migraines such as beta blockers, antidepressants, topiramate, and divalproex sodium. ...Read more
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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