Migraine Headache (cont.)

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Migraine is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. There is no cure for migraine. Nevertheless, there are numerous measures that may help improve the life of migraine sufferers. The choice of these measures should take into account the individual aspects of each migraine sufferer. Triggering factors, nerve inflammation, blood vessel changes, and pain are each addressed aggressively. Individualizing treatment is essential for optimal outcome.

Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Migraines and Headaches

REFERENCES:

Chawla, Jasvinder, et al. "Migraine Headache." Medscape. 25 May 2011.

Chawla, Jasvinder, et al. "Migraine Headache Treatment & Management." Medscape. 25 May 2011.

"NINDS Migraine Information Page." NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 30 Nov. 2012.

Previous contributing author and editor: Dennis Lee, MD and Harley I. Kornblum, MD, PhD


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2012

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